Life at the Speed of Rail Competition / Honorable Mention Van Alen Institute
With Henry Grosman
Dazzle camouflage was a painting scheme used on World War I warships. The intent was to break down the visual scale of the ship and make it harder to identify. Our Dazzle Trains use a similar graphic technique to appropriate the visual affect of the landscapes through which the trains will pass. The bold graphic style will lend a unified aesthetic to the system while allowing for regional variation. The Razzle Dazzle motif would extend beyond the skin of the train to create a comprehensive identity for the HSR network. Existing rail stations could be fitted with new waiting areas whose partitions would incorporate the Dazzle theme. Even the cocktail napkins in the bar car would be dazzled.
- van allen institute, graphic design, trains, competition, abby richardson, henry grosman, design, dazzle