New Ford Camouflage Pattern Doesn't Really Do the Job

I often wonder what the simplest job in the world is? The politically correct answer would be that any job is easy as long as you are prepared for it. But, let's face it, some people earn their money way too easily.
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I'd say the man who designed this new camouflage pattern for Ford is a heavy contender for the title. Well, the video says his name is Marco Porceddu, and he might make it sound as though a lot of thought and work was put into coming up with this layout, but the truth is he probably did it during one of the lunch breaks at his real job. You know, the one where he actually does some work (just kidding, he's a Vehicle Prototype Engineer for Ford Europe).

They call it the "3D brick" pattern, which goes to show how much attention they're paying to the design. Whoever named this has either never seen a brick in their life, or is just too lazy to come up with a proper name - an attitude that falls in line with that of everyone else involved in this project, apparently.

The so-called bricks are actually octagonal in section, a feat that would make them unique if they were indeed used to build up walls. As all the other camouflages we've seen so far, this one too only uses black and white, but it does add some shades of gray and gradients to justify the 3D part of its name.

The pattern is so small, it almost makes the car look gray from afar. However, its purpose is to hide the vehicle's details when a photo is snapped, and that it can do. The camouflage is printed on a very thin plastic film, so it follows the car's contours very closely. That means that in order to do its job, the pattern needs to hide the shadows that are normally created by the lines on the body.

After reviewing the evidence at hand (the video below), it is our humble opinion that it doesn't do a very good job. So if Ford really wanted to hide the details of a new car, it should add some padding as well in key places. I wonder who's in charge with padding? I bet he has it even easier than Marco Porceddu.

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