What is Biarri

Biarri by definition is to look for or hunt, Biarri to Spika is the culmination of years of experience and passion towards hunting and the outdoors. Our select team of hunters and designers joined forces and embodied the mindset of Biarri ‘To look for or hunt’ embarking on a two year journey through the vast landscapes of Australia and New Zealand with the ultimate goal of creating a native concealment camouflage pattern, one we now know as Biarri.

Biarri has been formed to take advantage of the space between, manipulating elements from our native surroundings into micro and macro layered pattern to produce a mix of texture, depth, natural lighting, colour and shadow. Biarri by Spika is a unique camouflage pattern that not only imitates the colours and textures experienced in the environments we hunt but also breaks down your outline. Spika has achieved the intended goal in the creation of Biarri: Native Concealment.

Biarri by Spika: Video

Biarri by definition is to look for or hunt, Biarri to Spika is the culmination of years of experience and passion towards hunting and the outdoors.


The process was always organic in nature with photography from our initial journey into Australian native landscapes, sketches taken of shapes and forms seen in organic matter.


With multiple rounds of changes and learnings, the Biarri pattern evolved over time to incorporate the input and feedback of many to become what we now see as Biarri by Spika

The Tech

Biarri is taken from nature, any good inventor will tell you that good innovations are inspired by nature's adaptation, like a bird's wing for flight or a fish tail for a rudder on a boat. It is for this very reason that we decided to take in the space around us and the shapes formed by nature to help us create Spika’s Biarri camouflage pattern.

We ventured into our native landscape and documented the natural shapes and forms seen in the bush, in our research we didn’t see any dots or pixels but rather seemingly random organic forms. From the our research images we extracted notable forms that naturally occur between the trees, branches, and bush for macro shapes, and looked a little closer at leaves, rock cracks, moss and forest floors for micro elements.

With our reseach complete we combined our shapes and identified colours, arranging them in a seemingly random way on a micro level, but on a macro level, you can see there are clear hard light areas, all using organic shapes and in a colour spectrum that emulates the variation true to not just our native landscape but also generally around the world. But the true key to confusion of the unidentified figure is in fact depth. Depth is created using a careful and strategic placement of dark and light shapes. Colour varies landscape to landscape, but what is seen in all natural elements and the spaces between formations in all environments around the world is shape and depth.


Through our research we came to one statement that summed up our research, ‘organic shape confusion’.

Adding this into what we already know about Ungulate vision, and the sub par precision of the hooved animal eye we saw a weakness and materialised this into design mechanisms that were tried and tested, These two integral underlying factors were, 1. figure break up and, 2. organic shape echoing.

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