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Brief Published: 21 Mar 2011

Demonstrates Subtractive Colour Theory


Rhode Island School of Design graduate Louie Rigano’s About-Time clock uses transparent coloured discs instead of hands to represent time.

The device challenges viewers to consider the passing of time differently, through colour and form rather than numerical information.

As time passes, the three discs move to represent different combinations and proportions of colour similar to the cyan, magenta and yellow Venn diagram used to show how subtractive colour mixing works – a refreshingly creative approach to an everyday object.