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Christiaan Postma Clock – Crazy Designer Time Keeper

May 2, 2008

Introducing a Christiaan Postma original: the ‘Christiaan Postma Clock’

Composed of more than 150 individual clocks mounted to a 140 cm x 140 cm panel, hour and minute dials are clustered in a seemingly haphazard pattern. In actuality, the groupings have been meticulously arranged and the times coordinated so that when the time is say, twelve o’ clock, a cluster of individual clocks at the top of the panel spell the word twelve. These groupings have been laid out to recreate the twelve hours of an analog clock. What happens when it’s 3:30? Well, as three begins to pass into four, the former starts to disintegrate into illegible lines, while the latter starts to take the shape of an actual word, in this case, four. It’s an engaging representation of the ephemeral quality of time, and a slow reminder of its inevitable passage.

Click here for more info and an animation of it in action!

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