Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Time on Your Side

Designer Francisca Prieto began in graphic design before starting her company in Milan.  One of her earlier projects was this deck of cards that I liked a lot:

Click that.

She now works in London, and has designed this very cool "Anti-Clockwise" clock:

The numbers rotate counter-clockwise, instead of hands pointing to them going clockwise.  Whatever number is at the very top shows the time.  So in this image, it's reading about 2:30.  The numbers, obviously, are projected out three-dimensionally, but what that means is that you can read this clock from any angle whatsoever, even 90°.  

Very smart.

And here's her "Timeless" calendar:

You control the date manually by flipping switches at the bottom, so this can never become obsolete or get confused on leap-year.  The large numbers 1, 2, and 3 are for double-digit dates.  The switches illuminate the numbers so this can be read day or night.

Francisca Prieto
(UK) 440-771-776-4772

©2008, Ryan Witte

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