Moiré Seconds: Moving Clock and Watch Faces by Z. Kecskemeti

July 27, 2011
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Moiré Seconds: Moving Clock and Watch Faces by Z. Kecskemeti

Zoltan B. Kecskemeti, a computer animator in Hungary, created the Moiré Seconds clock and watch concepts.

Design, Moiré, Kecskemeti

By using the second hand of the clock as a bold mask, the rotation reveals different parts of an illustration on the clock face as time passes. This creates the illusion that the graphic image on the face of the clock is moving or changing. The effect and name draws from the old-school moiré-effect of animation.

The watch concept:


Design, Moiré, Kecskemeti

Design, Moiré, Kecskemeti

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