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Roy Behrens

Roy R. Behrens is Professor of Art and Distinguished Scholar at the University of Northern Iowa, where he teaches graphic design and design history. Among his books on camouflage are FALSE COLORS: Art, Design and Modern Camouflage (2002); CAMOUPEDIA: A Compendium of Research on Art, Architecture and Camouflage (2009); and SHIP SHAPE: A Dazzle Camouflage Sourcebook (2011). His blog at http://camoupedia.blogspot.com has been described as “the most important online resource for anyone interested in the subject of camouflage.” He has published hundreds of essays, articles and book reviews in Leonardo, Gestalt Theory, Print Magazine and other periodicals. As a graphic designer, he has illustrated books, short stories and poetry by Jerzy Kosinski, Guy Davenport, Margaret Atwood, Joyce Carol Oates and other writers. He has lectured internationally, and has appeared in interviews on PBS, NPR, 99% Invisible, NOVA, Australian Public Radio, and in various documentary films. His most recent book is Frank Lloyd Wright and Mason City: Architectural Heart of the Prairie (2016).

University of Northern Iowa
Focus area: Digital, Art History, Theory, Philosophy, Biology, Bio Art, Bio Engineering, Design, Illustration, Painting, 2D Forms, Psychology, Cognitive Studies, Writing, Literature, Poetry