Wednesday, September 23

marking off days

when I was 12, my prize-winning (not the 1st place of the year previous, but 3rd...hmph) science fair question involved paper/pigment chromatography. my coffee filter and magic marker display was nowhere near the wickedcool of this calendar.

just try to say this isn't the coolest calendar you've ever seen in your life.


"Ink Calendar" make use the timed pace of the ink spreading on the paper to indicate time.

The ink is absorbed slowly, and the numbers in the calendar are "printed" daily. One a day, they are filled with ink until the end of the month. A calendar self-updated, which enhances the perception of time passing and not only signaling it.

The ink colors are based on a spectrum, which relate to a “color temperature scale”, each month having a color related to our perception of the whether on that month. The colors range from dark blue in December to, three shades of green in spring or oranges, red in the summer.

The scale for measuring the “color temperature” that I have used is a standard called ‘D65’ and corresponds roughly to a midday sun in Western / Northern Europe."

photo ~ oscar diaz

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