Dazzle Ship, HMS President

by Shelley Nye
on 7th August 2014

We were honoured to be asked to contribute to the commemoration of WW1 by 1418NOW.  We were commissioned to wrap HMS President, an ex Royal Navy warship, entirely in a specially designed “dazzle” print camouflage vinyl. The HMS President’s design was created by European artist Tobias Rehberger, one of the most respected artists of our generation. The ship is now berthed by Victoria Embankment on the Thames until February 2015.

We worked on this amazing project with the artist and design team, advising on materials and installation.

The project involved printing on 2,000 sq.m of vinyl and was printed on our HPLX3000.

The instillation was extremely challenging in terms of logisitics, involving 12 installers working at height.

The entire installation project took 10 days to complete.

One of the greatest issues to overcome was fitting the self adhesive vinyl in rising and falling tides on the Thames.

We had to put the installation team in a small boat and the installed the vinyl whist circling HMS President.

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Written by
Shelley Nye Marketing Manager
PR and Marketing Manager for PressOn.