bauhaus clock

The third task was to a create a clock which could count time in it’s creative way. Due to my personal admire to Bauhaus, I’ve decided to dedicate exercise to this great influential approach. The main idea was that clock has three parameters to count time (hours / minutes / seconds), which actually complement Bauhaus ideas (3 main colors / shapes etc.) It seemed interesting try to link it. I’ve started with grid, which was 60×60 for seconds, then 120×60 for minutes and 24 horizontal lines for hours. I’ve put all of them in the same canvas and added 3 lines representing different time ratio. Finally I’ve ended with linear and gradient versions of it. The linear purely shows how time ratios interact with each other, while the second one plays with colors, mixing ‘em and creating shades out of core colors.

So how does it work? The red part counts seconds: every loop (60 seconds) it pushes yellow minute line forward. When minute’s part reaches the end, it lifts blue hour up. You have to get used to understand what the time is, but finally there’s a picture of changing composition, which is based on classical RYB colors and flavor of 1930-ies.

here’s linear ..

..and gradient clock:

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