Client: Petrichor, for the National Museum of the Royal Navy
Role: Graphic interpretation | Illustration

HMS Caroline in Belfast docks

HMS Caroline in Belfast docks

HMS Caroline is the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland and is now docked in Belfast.

Bivouac worked with Petrichor (who managed and delivered  the HLF-funded restoration and interpretation of Caroline) to deliver the graphic interpretation. We designed the graphic look and feel, and design of graphics for the project, including an area about the fantastic Dazzle patterns used to camouflage ships (our personal favourite bit!).

It was important to us all that the graphics enhanced and contrasted the ship’s structural materials, colours and period features rather than creating a pastiche. We created a rich palette inspired by the Dazzle patterns and period graphics, applying it in a modern, bold and accessible style.

Lightboxes were used in low-lit areas, and the graphics support a rich variety of tactile and digital interactive elements.

HMS Caroline is Belfast’s newest 5-star attraction.

All photos © Petrichor

Part of the Dazzle area

Panels explaining the Dazzle pattern

Panels in teh Drill Hall

Panels in the Drill Hall, where a film is shown. The panels stow away inside themselves when there are events in the room

The Torpedo School

The Torpedo School