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25 Camouflaged Creations

Unusual Products and People That Are Intentionally Not What They Seem

— March 29, 2009 — Eco
Charles Dickens wrote that some people are so refined that they must have their criminal characters delivered to them, “like their meat, in delicate disguise.” Maybe the disguise is part of the attraction in a work of fiction. It certainly seems to be one in life.

From the art of trompe-l’oeil to stealthy military mimicry, humans take great pleasure in making things look like what they’re not. The rest of us take pleasure in solving the puzzle by trying to determine what the disguises are masking.

Below are some examples of camouflage discovered by Trend Hunter. Some are easy to interpret. Others take a little more effort.
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Camouflaged Ad Campaigns
Camouflaged Ad Campaigns
GotVMail and Gary Busey on Business
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Puzzling Public Buildings
Puzzling Public Buildings
The Crossword Mural is Solved with Clues Hidden in the City
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Mutated Military Baubles
Mutated Military Baubles
Futuristic and Camouflaged Tree Decorations
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22
Fake Rock Speakers
Fake Rock Speakers
Klipsch AWR-650-SM
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21
Invisibility Paint
Invisibility Paint
AR 1 Camouflages Radar
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20
Biomimicry to Solve Problems
Biomimicry to Solve Problems
AskNature.Org
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19
Flower Camouflage
Flower Camouflage
Grass Vases
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18
Old Walkman As iPod Camouflage
Old Walkman As iPod Camouflage
Hidepod?
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17
Fauxhenge Memorials
Fauxhenge Memorials
Manmade Monuments Mimic the Iconic Ancient World Marvel
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16
Meat Camouflages
Meat Camouflages
The Magic Salad Plate
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15
Ocean Power Via Biomimicry
Ocean Power Via Biomimicry
BioPower Systems' Tidal Electricity Generation Apes Nature
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14
Biomimicry PSAs
Biomimicry PSAs
Thai Safe Sex Ad Uses Spiders, Snakes
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13
Trompe-L'oeil Chimney Stacks
Trompe-L'oeil Chimney Stacks
Striking Beauty in the Paris Suburbs
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12
Leaf-Shaped Lights
Leaf-Shaped Lights
‘Sinthesya' Solar Lamp Mimics Photosynthesis
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11
Camouflaged Public Art
Camouflaged Public Art
Los Angeles' Disguised Utility Boxes
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10
Subliminal Food Packaging
Subliminal Food Packaging
Smiling Faces Hidden in Broccoli Florets
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9
Models Disguised as Trees
Models Disguised as Trees
‘The Night Shift' in Vogue
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8
Urban Camouflage
Urban Camouflage
DIY Costume Making Projects Help You Blend In With the City
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7
Camouflage Canvases
Camouflage Canvases
Painting Models Invisible
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6
Kitty Litter Camouflage
Kitty Litter Camouflage
Cat Silhouette Cutout Allows Access to Litter Box in Cupboards
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5
Hidden Ad Images
Hidden Ad Images
WWF Blends Human Faces into Environment
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4
Camouflaged Folding Chairs
Camouflaged Folding Chairs
Biombo Combination Furniture
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3
Camouflaged Creatures
Camouflaged Creatures
Amazing Animal Mimicry
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2
Body Paint Illusions
Body Paint Illusions
Emma-Jane Cammack Camouflage Art
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1
Camouflage Body Painting
Camouflage Body Painting
Body Art as a Disguise
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