Monday, September 13, 2010
I stumbled upon this really cool website that had downloads for a feature called the "World Clock." The website belongs to Simon Heys who created a series of typographic clock screensavers for Mac/Windows operating systems, iPad, and iPhone. He created a few different versions, including a linear and rotary/analog clock. Both designs are made up of a set of words to describe time (days of the week, months in the year, hours/minutes/seconds). The appropriate information for a particular day are highlighted and updated by the second. You can download the screensaver for free and the app for iPad and iPhone are only a few dollars. I definitely suggest downloading the screensaver because its really awesome! Another thing that's nice, is that Simon made the apps available in 31 other languages. On top of that, you can adjust the typography like the typeface, leading, kerning, and alignment! Here's a video that shows how this works on an iPhone. I found this really interesting because it shows something that we use everyday, in a completely different fashion. It also exemplifies how much can be done with typography alone to demonstrate a concept. Download and enjoy!