Sunday, 30 September 2012

A colourful play on our perception of passing time

The Ink Calendar is an innovative and extremely creative idea by Spanish designer Oscar Diaz. Unlike any calendar I've ever seen before, or, moreover, dared to imagine, this creation works by relying on the capillary action of ink spreading across paper and, in turn, displaying the date.

This cute idea works by the ink being slowly absorbed such that a new number becomes visible each day, corresponding to the correct date, of course. The concept behind Ink Calendar is to enhance the perception that we relate to passing time and, hence, goes beyond that of simply signaling the date. Furthermore , it addresses our senses rather than our logical and conscious brain.

The artist's ingenuity of the simplicity of litmus paper carrying the vibrant colour through a graphic bridge is unique and rhythmic to the eye. I love how the numbers live brazenly in contrast to the wall and the choice of the deep splash of Bordeaux is delicious. I find this idea is fun, light, vibrant, and perfect for a Sunday blog post. Hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed posting it.   

Source - dezeen magazine
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