September 28, 2011

Swedish Splinter Camo And The New Aesthetic

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"K32 HMS Helsingborg Anchored off Gotska Sandoen, cropped," wikipedia via tna

Every time I go back to James Bridle's tumblr The New Aesthetic, I'm like, "The New Aesthetic! I'm soaking in it!" and remind myself to visit more often.

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For example, an awesome roundup of splinter-style camo which bears a striking resemblance to the polygonal camo applied to intelligence-sensitive sites on Dutch Google Maps [above, below] which I've been tracking--and promising myself I'd paint--for, hey, look at that, exactly two years now!

Anyway, Sweden in particular is still keeping the polygon faith, with their M/90 camo pattern, much sought after by paintball aficionados.

The image above is of a Swedish naval vessel, the new K32 HMS Helsingborg corvette, delivered in December 2009. I know the dates don't match up, but it sure looks like this ship Google photographed pulling into a Dutch naval base in 2006:

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