One of the major figures of British pop art, Sir Peter Blake (b 1932), has been commissioned to 'dazzle' a Mersey Ferry.
This is the old ferry colour scheme - I took these in the 1960s.
Sir Peter’s design entitled 'Everybody Razzle Dazzle' covers the Mersey Ferry 'Snowdrop' with a distinctive pattern in monochrome and colour, transforming the vessel into a moving artwork as it continues its service. This is the third in the series of Dazzle Ship commissions and the first to be a working vessel.
Unlike other forms of camouflage, dazzle camouflage works not by concealing but by baffling the eye, making it difficult to estimate a target’s range, speed and direction. Realised in monochrome and colour, each ship’s dazzle pattern was unique in order to avoid making classes of ships instantly recognisable to enemy U-boats and aircraft.
Even some doors in the Birkenhead Ferry terminal have been 'dazzled'.
Sir Peter Blake has a strong relationship with Liverpool which includes his famous design of The Beatles’s album cover, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967.
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