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.
Editor: victionary Specs: 185 x 250 mm, 256 pp Format: full colour, softcover Release date: September 2017 Language: English ISBN 9789887774648