Investigating stories for Smith has taken us to some wonderful and unexpected places: pinball message boards, Masonic lodges and, recently, inside the controversy of camouflage.
It was here we met Hardy Blechman, designer of Maharishi and a man who has spent most of his life studying, collecting and creating incredibly intricate camouflage. He also wrote the book on it. Getting stuck into DPM: Disruptive Pattern Material was a highlight of putting volume four together. Inside, Blechman documents almost every type of camo known to and worn by man, including the Zambian wriggly stripe and the Mexican duck hunter.