The Ink Calendar from product designer Oscar Diaz is a calendar that keeps track of time by controlling the ink bleeding on the paper.
What it is
The ink slowly bleeds up from the inkwell into the paper at a speed that allows it to keep proper time. 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 weather on that month. The colors range from dark blue in December to, three shades of green in spring or oranges, red in the summer.
Why it’s Cool
It actually is a calendar that doesn’t need to be printed, but the calendar is being printed as the time passes by.
The calendar provides an awareness of time’s passage, especially on a daily scale. The calendar seems a regular object that we seem to delete more often in our lives because we can check the date simply at our mobile phones. This is the perfect example of thinking out of the box and creating a new dimension about being up to date.