Do you remember the razzle dazzle camouflage of WW1?

Do you remember the razzle dazzle camouflage of WW1?

USS Mahomet in port, circa November 1918 [Official US Government photograph used by Wikipedia ( – January 2013)
I remember the mixture of delight and bafflement when I first saw images like this (is it the bow of one ship?) and paintings such as Edward Wadsworth “Painting of Dazzle-ships in Drydock at Liverpool” (1919) ( ). Forty plus years later I found the proposal plans held by Rhode Island’s School of Design (  ) and the mix of theory/history/experience within Tim Newark’s “Camouflage” (2009). (Published by: Thames and Hudson in association with the Imperial War Museum and with a Jonathan Miller introduction).
However, I did not realize, until today, that similar schemes are used to distort concept cars undergoing proving road trials. This is, apparently, the Cadillac ELR plug-in hybrid;  ahead of a “launch” January’s Detroit Car Show? (Multiple web sources)CadillacELR65Drive068-medium_camouflaged

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