One ugly clockAugust 20, 2007
Type should be unobtrusive, it shouldn’t stand out. Type is only part of the design and not the design itself in the majority of cases – unless you are truly talented.
It’s the same with functionality. Things should work so well that they’re intuitive and not intrude or cause inconvenience to operate.
Sadly this clock has the worst of both worlds.
The combination of fonts is eye jarringly ugly, the type has become the design, and far from the functionality being inconspicuous, I should think that it makes a horrible ‘Clack, Clack’ sound as the numbers flip over. Nasty and astonishingly expensive.
Thanks again to DD for the link to the clock. You’ll be hearing more directly from DD later all being well.