Originally discovered in the fabric of wartime uniforms and intended to abstract the shapes and colours found in nature, camouflage clothing once secured the powerful symbols of solidarity, patriotism and masculinity. However, today, camouflage is much more than just that. Dislodged from its historical context and relocated into the boundless world of art and fashion, it has proven to reveal more than conceal.
Camo Maniaexplores the incomparable workings of visual art, fashion and design to redefine and reify the impacts of camouflage. Its versatility lies in the hands of these creative artists, who through experimenting with visual contrasts, imagery, composition, colour and shape, render the once limited function of this pattern into an artistic tool that transcends possibility.
ABOUT FLORA & FAUNA
Creative people are often known to seek inspiration from nature. Besides providing the setting for ideation and imagination, it is a canvas full of complex shapes and lines interwoven with each other, countless varieties of colour palettes, as well as diverse tones and textures that set distinct moods and atmospheres.
Flora & Faunaexplores the ways with which these timeless elements have been re-interpreted and incorporated into modern branding and design work. Spanning a wide range of project types such as logos, icons, packaging and print ads, it showcases a world of creativity as diverse as nature itself.
Editor: victionary Specs: 185 x 250 mm, 256 pp Format: full colour, softcover Release date: September 2017 Language: English ISBN 9789887774648 Original price: USD 45 / £35 / HKD 380
Flora & Fauna Editor: victionary Specs: 190 x 255 mm, 256 pp Format: full colour, softcover with jacket Release date: October 2018 Language: English ISBN 9789887850168 Original price: USD 45 / £30 / HKD 330