time is visable

Ah time…

I would be remiss not to mention how much time has ruled my life these days. Wondering where I’d be in five years. Or even two weeks. Envisioning a future. Redesigning it. Packing. Moving… I spent a few days camping in a time-warp at a spot my parents camped at over 40 years ago… Then a week with friends from college and childhood. Seeing where our lives have gone. And living like it was years ago.

Time feels elastic, but it certainly keeps moving.
Which is exactly why this calendar is the amazing! Conceptually, functionally, aesthetically—it’s just perfect.


Created by Oscar Diaz, the “Ink Calendar” uses capillary action to indicate time.


The ink is absorbed slowly. One number in 24 hours. You won’t see the entire date until the day has  passed.


Diaz based the monthly ink color spectrum on a “color temperature scale” (corresponding roughly to a midday sun in Western / Northern Europe), ranging from dark blue in December, to three shades of green in spring, and oranges and red in the summer.


The “Ink Calendar” was developed for “Gradual “, an exhibition featuring works, which were evolving during exhibition at the London Design Festival 2007.

Hopefully someday it will available to schedule-challenged font-dork letterpress junkies like me.

2 Responses to “time is visable”
  1. Cristian says:

    wow! i’m impressed!

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