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Test Vehicle Camouflage


Here is a picture of a BMW test vehicle covered with interesting camouflage patterns.

Before launching the new cars, car manufacturers have to go thorough series of testing processes to make sure that the production vehicle does not have any issues with safety and performance. During the testing process, the test vehicle has to be on various tracks and roads. Therefore, there is a high change of people noticing the new car. The manufacturers like to keep it secret until the official launching of the vehicle.

As the solution, the vehicles are covered in order to keep the original shape in secret. One of the most commonly used way of disguising is covering the vehicle with rugged type of cloth. Another famous way, especially in Europe is the camouflage patterns. It really is harder for people to notice the actual design through the dazzling camouflage.

I think it is an effective way of keeping the design in secret. Also, it is an interesting pattern in terms of graphic design.


  1. HongJae Jeon wrote:

    Response to your last comment “..I think it is an effective way of keeping the design in secret..”

    I totally agree. I figure out that people would not remain their interest long enough if skills and methods used to create design is recognizable.

    however, people keep their interest longer, if they can not find out how design is created.

    It is not secret to make design interesting. but I think it is designer’s job to design as secret like.

    Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 8:09 pm | Permalink
  2. ogo wrote:

    I think it’s a creative way to keep the design of a car as secret. This reminded of a cool printing method that used on a motorcycle helmet It’s called water transfer printing and I find it very interesting and maybe graphic designers can take this method into their work.

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 4:21 pm | Permalink