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DPM Disruptive Pattern Material: An Encyclopaedia Of Camoflage: Nature, Military, Culture by Hardy Blechman

DPM Disruptive Pattern Material

Maharishi’s Creative Director, Hardy Blechman has been extremely influential in the
proliferation of camouflage and combat trousers (or Snopants®) in civilian fashion
over the past decade. Now, after six years of intensive research, he reveals the depth
of his exploration into the vast world of camouflage in his magnum opus: DPM (Disruptive
Pattern Material). DPM is an encyclopaedic art book that charts the history of camouflage
from its roots in nature, through to its adoption by the military, and on to its current
popularity and use within modern civilian culture. Divided into two books totalling
944 pages, no other title offers such comprehensive coverage of this multi-faceted
and highly engaging subject.

DPM contains more than 5,000 images, many of which are previously unpublished, by
some of the world’s leading nature, military and fashion photographers. Included are
depictions of camo-clad cultural icons such as David Beckham, Robert De Niro, U2,
Notorious BIG, Ali G, Neneh Cherry, and Joe Strummer.

DPM Disruptive Pattern Material – Sample page 1
DPM Disruptive Pattern Material – Sample page 2

The book includes a comprehensive, historical guide to the camouflage patterns issued
to soldiers of 107 nations around the world. DPM also, for the first time in print,
thoroughly documents the rise of camouflage outside of the armed forces – used by
anti-war protesters in the 1960s, further explored by modern artists, and reinvented
within areas such as fashion, architecture, music, film, and sport among numerous
other fields. Throughout the book, including the ‘Military’ section, a strong anti-war
sentiment is expressed with the emphasis on camouflage’s natural and artistic beauty.

Drawing on the expertise of an extensive team of consultants, DPM is the most authoritative
camouflage manual ever published and an indispensable modern reference guide for both
the novice and seasoned camoufleur.

Available from the Maharishi Store, 19a Floral Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E
9HL

 

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