Building facade

2016

During my internship at Brigada, I was asked to design a few quick graphic options to paint on the outside of a neighboring building. The goal was to conceal the fact that the building is a chaotic assemblage of doors and windows, and rather ugly.

My favorite options were inspired by disruptive camouflage patterns, notably the Dazzle camouflage developed in World War I, which in turn mimics zebras and other animals. Disruptive camouflage confuses and distracts enemies or predators, so they have trouble discerning the shape, orientation, and number of objects. Is that ten zebras, or a thousand? Hard to say.

Before.

After.

Here it is in Photoshop. This is the design they picked. My favorites are below.