Albert Einstein font

🇬🇧 Our project honors Einstein’s innovative style of thinking, which was imaginative, rigorous, and playful. The 2015 release also coincides with the centennial of the General Theory of Relativity. The Albert Einstein font is compatible with most digital devices, allowing you to “write like a genius” on your computer (Mac, PC, Linux) and phone (iPhone/iPad). If you have any questions about installing and using the font on your computer or mobile devices have a look at this 👉 FAQ and Help PDF.
🇩🇪 Dieses Projekt ist ein Tribut an Einsteins phantasievolle und ungewöhnliche Art zu denken, mit der er auf spielerische Weise die Welt nachhaltig auf den Kopf gestellt hat. Die Veröffentlichung der Schrift 2015, fällt zusammen mit dem hundertjährigem Jubiläum der Veröffentlichung der Allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie. Der Albert Einstein Font funktioniert mit dem meisten digitalen Geräten und erlaubt es Ihnen “wie ein Genie” auf Ihrem Computer (Mac, PC, Linux), Telefon oder Tablet zu schreiben.
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Albert Einstein Font Original und Font im Vergleich

Excerpt from original Manuscript from Albert Einstein written on November 24 1927 about “Allgemeine Relativitätstheorie und Bewegungsgesetz” with font layered on top. Manuscript used with permission of the Albert Einstein Archive, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

🇬🇧 The fully working prototype of the font is pictured here. The vision is to make the font even more “life-like” and complete. This involves creating many variations of each letter, and also adding numbers, punctuation, and even mathematical symbols and a greek alphabet. Since the project went public on Kickstarter in April 2015, almost 3000 people are using the current version of the Albert Einstein font. You can find the most frequently asked questions from installing to using the font in this 👉 FAQ and Help PDF.🇩🇪 Den funktionsfähigen und bereits umfangreich ausgestatteten Prototype sehen sie links im Vergleich mit einem original Manuskript von 1927. Ziel des Projekts ist es die Schrift so nah wie möglich an das handschriftliche original zu bringen. Dafür werden 5 verschiedene Variationen von jedem Buchstaben, Satzzeichen und jeder Zahl gezeichnet. Weiter geht es um den Ausbau der mathematische Zeichen und eines griechischen Alphabets. Die Entwicklung des Projekts wurde massgeblich mit einer Kickstarter Kampagne finanziert. Seit dem gibt es fast 3000 Nutzer des Albert Einstein Font. Die Antworten auf die häufigsten Fragen (z.B. wie installiere ich eine Schrift?) sind in einem englischsprachigen Dokument zusammengefasst dieses können sie hier 👉 als PDF ansehen.
What is a Font? Fonts are the “software” that allow text (letters, punctuation, numbers etc.) to appear on your screen. Common fonts are Times, Arial, and Helvetica. Now you can also use Albert Einstein’s handwriting as a font too! Was ist ein Font? Ein Font ist die “Software” die es ermöglicht Text (Buchstaben, Satzzeichen, Zahlen…) auf einem Bildschirm darzustellen. Übliche Fonts sind Times, Arial und Helvetica. Mit diesem Projekt können Sie auch Albert Einsteins Handschrift auf Ihrem Computer verwenden.
 

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If you have any questions about installing and using the font on your computer or mobile devices have a look at this 👉 FAQ and Help PDF. The price is based on the size of the organisation or company that shows up on the bill, for example if you are purchasing the font for your private pleasure vs. for a corporation of 200 employees.   I am purchasing the font for…
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Wenn Sie Fragen zur Installation oder Verwendung von Schriften am Computer oder Ihrem iPhone/iPad haben, finden Sie vorab in diesem 👉 PDF Dokument (englisch) Tips und Hilfestellung. Der Preis orientiert sich an der Größe der Organisation oder Unternehmen in dessen Namen sie diesen bestellen. Also ob auf der Rechnung sie als Privatperson auftauchen oder ein Unternehmen mit 200 Angestellten. Ich erwerbe die Albert Einstein Schrift für…
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Hier erhalten sie den Albert Einstein Font PRO. Dieser wird in der Zukunft mit mehr Schnitten ausgestattet sein (Thin, Light, Regular, Medium, Bold etc.) und erlaubt ein genaueres und vielseitigeres Arbeiten. Ich erwerbe die Albert Einstein Schrift PRO für…
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I am purchasing the font as a gift for someone else… as a PDF Gift card. Sample voucher right (click to enlarge)
 
Ich kaufe die Schrift für jemand anderen als druckbarer PDF Gutschein. Beispielsgutschein links (zum vergrössern klicken)
 
 

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When and how will you get the font? Immediately After purchasing the font (usually 1-5 minutes) you will receive an email invoice with two download links (one for Mac/PC/Linux and one for iOS devices). Use this download link to install the font on your computer and mobile device. Please note that sometimes these emails can land in your spam folder.Updates You will continuously receive updated and extended versions of the font. Your feedback is welcome and will help to improve the font. The final release of the font with 5 alternative alphabets and one greek alphabet is planed for June 2016. What if I want to use the font for a company Organisation of more than 200 people? If you need a license larger than offered in the standard please contact me.What about Android? It is not possible to install custom fonts on Android devices. This might change in the future. The reason why I am offering this for iOS is that I have done it before with the Sigmund Freud Typeface and therfore was able calculate this into the process. I do too see the demand to bring this font (and all my others) to Android, but at the moment it is outside of my resources to plan this in a responsible manner. I am working on a app based solution for Android with a friend, but this will not be available before mid 2017. Stay tuned. Wann und Wie erhalten Sie den Font? Sofort nach dem Kauf (1-5 Minuten) erhalten Sie eine automatisierte Rechnung (Invoice) per Email mit zwei Download-Links (einer für Mac/PC/Linux Rechner und einen für iPhone/iPad). Mit dem entsprechenden Link können Sie den Albert Einstein Font installieren. Achtung! gerne landen automatisierte Mails im Spam Ordner! Updates Sie erhalten kontinuierlich Updates während ich an dem Projekt arbeite. Ihr Feedback ist erwünscht und hilft mir dabei den Font von Update zu Update zu verbesser. Die Finale Version mit 5 Alternativbuchstaben (5x a, 5x A, etc.), mathematischen Zeichen und einem griechischen Alphabet ist für Juni 2016 geplant. Ist es möglich den Font für ein Unternehmen oder Organisation mit mehr als 200 Mitgliedern zu kaufen? Planen Sie den Albert Einstein Font für eine große Organisation oder Unternehmen zu erwerben, kontaktieren sie mich bitte hier.Was ist mit Android? Das Betriebssystem Android unterstütz nicht die Installation von Schriften. Es ist möglich das sich dies in der Zukunft ändert. Die Schrift wird für iOS angeboten da dies bereits mit dem Sigmund Freud Typeface umgesetzt wurde, deshalb ist es leicht den Arbeitsaufwand hierfür abzuschätzen. Ich sehe auch die Notwendigkeit den Albert Einstein Font (ebenso alle Anderen) auf Android Geräte zu bringen, aber im Moment ist es schwer dies verlässlich zu planen. Allerdings hat die Arbeit an einer App basierten Lösung mit einem befreundeten Programmierer bereits begonnen. Dies wird jedoch nicht vor Mitte 2017 umgesetzt.
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CREDITS The concept to create a typeface of Albert Einstein’s handwriting is based on the idea of Elizabeth Waterhouse and Harald Geisler. ALBERT EINSTEIN and EINSTEIN are either trademarks or registered trademarks of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Represented exclusively by GreenLight. Official licensed merchandise.

SATOR Square

The SATOR Square is a latin Palindrome. The keys read the same backwards and forwards, from bottom to top. As a result the SATOR Square evokes a calming sense of order and complete symmetry.The earliest datable square was found in the ruins of Pompeii, that was buried in the ash of Mt. Vesuvius in AD 79 almost 2000 years ago. Das SATOR Quadrat ist ein lateinisches Satz Palindrom. Die Tasten lassen sich gleichsam vorwärts und rückwärts, sowie von oben nach unten und von unten nach oben lesen. Dem Quadrat wird eine beruhigende und magische Wirkung zugeschrieben.Das früheste datierbare Quadrat wurde in Pompeji gefunden, einer Stadt die 79 n. Chr. vor fast 2000 Jahren, bei einem Vulkanausbruch unter der Asche des Vesuvs begraben wurde.
SATOR Square #14 set in IBM Model M keys ca. 1985 – 1989. sold to M. McGregor, Brooklyn USA

The keys used are taken from four IBM Model M Keyboards designed in 1984 and presumably build around 1989 (see picture below). The IBM Model M Keyboard was manufactured in the United Kingdom. SATOR Square #14 IBM backside

In PCWorld (Jul 8, 2008) Benj Edwards writes about the Model M: “Stung by the criticism, IBM assembled a ten-person task force to craft a new keyboard, according to David Bradley, a member of that task force and of the 5150’s design team. Their resulting 101-key design, 1984’s Model M, became the undisputed bellwether for the computer industry, with a layout that dominates desktops to this day. As we peek under the hood of this legend, you’ll soon see why many consider the Model M to be the greatest keyboard of all time.”

Frame: 25.5cm x 25.5cm x 4.5cm, approx. 1.2kg Signed on backside.
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SATOR Square #11
set in black Apple keys ca. 2000.
sold to S. Schiller, Frankfurt Germany

The keys used are taken from four Apple Pro Keyboards that were build around 2000. The Apple Pro Keyboard was assembled in Malaysia and designed in California.

Frame: 25.5cm x 25.5cm x 4.5cm, approx. 1.2kg
Signed on backside.
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2015 Typographic Wall Calendar

“…stunning reinterpretation of a calendar is a masterful example of how a designer can completely flip a genre signifier on its head. Geisler reimagines calendars in order to change the way we visualize time, and in turn, redefines what it means to save the date.”
Mike McGregor, Kickstarter, NYC
“The more I look at this poster, the more in awe of it I am… it’s a complete revision of the way we construct time, month by month, day by day. To see a year laid that way is somehow frightening and optimistic.”
Elizabeth Kiefer, Editor at Fab, NYC
“…my heart went all a-flutter.”
— Blair Pfander, Sundance Channel, Brooklyn

“…one-of-a-kind…”
— Armin Vit, Quipsologies (former Speak Up) Vol.47 No.60, Austin TX
“…simple, effective, straightforward, yet dizzying…” 

— Xiaoli Li, Formatmag

“…unique DIY…” 

— Abby Jenkins, Apartment Therapy Unpluggd, US
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The Typographic Wall Calendar is a project I am working on since 2009.

Every year the calendar is made of exactly the number of used keyboard keys (2000 and 15) that represent the year.

This is the 6th edition of the calendar.

  • Size: 84cm x 118,8cm (A0)
  • Printed in 4 color offset
  • Printed on glossy paper
  • Glossy UV-Coating to protect colors
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    Is it a real calendar? How do you read it?

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    Yes! It is a real, usable calendar. This typography calendar makes finding dates a fun and creative process. If you read the keys from left to right, they show each day of the year in sequence: JANUARY TUE 01 WED 02 THUR 03 etc.

    You can think of it like a string of all dates in the year. To make things easier, every month is marked by two arrow keys. After a bit of practice, you can orient yourself quickly within the grid. It is also possible to write directly onto the calendar.


    How is it made?




    The calendar is made of two-thousand and fourteen used keyboard keys. The keys are arranged manually in a grid ( 38 x 53 + 1 = 2015 keys) to write out all days of the year 2015.

    Then the composition is photographed with a special macro lens to avoid distortion. The print of the calendar reproduces the keys in original size (1:1)


    Do the colors of the keys follow a system?




    The colors of the 2015 Calendar follow a simple pattern that refers to counting. One black key is placed in the first row, two black keys in the second row, three keys in the third and so forth. When a line is set entirely in black keys the principle switches. Then one beige key is added the next row, followed by two in the second row, three in the following line and so forth…


    An oversized New Years Card…




    The initial idea for the Typographic Wall Calendar came from a daydream. In this dream I imagined a person in a random office typing in front of a computer. The person writes letters, for example to customers. On every letter the person writes the date, a repetitive part of the job. I imagined that as the person types, the pressed keys would (somehow) sum up or accumulate. Not only would the keys be counted but also collected, ordered and stored. Over days and weeks it would become a mountain of keys. This “mountain of keys” then became the Typographic Wall Calendar.

    The project began in 2009 as a (very oversized) New Years card for my studio in Frankfurt, Germany. The response from friends and clients was overwhelming. People called up to say that they wanted to buy more or already framed it.

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    In the beginning I was focusing on the idea of writing the year from beginning to end as a continuos text and to break up the common tabular structure of a calendar which divides the year in columns (months) and rows (days).

    I still find this a major point of the work. It shows clearly how dependent our imagination of time is to a tabular display and order.

    I wanted to focus on the act of writing rather than the outcome, which would be rendered text. To show the act of writing I choose to present all the keys necessary to write the year in front of you.

    After starting to work with a typewriter philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said:

    “Das Schreibzeug arbeitet mit an unseren Gedanken”

    …the writing things collaborate on our thoughts. I like the term collaborate, because it implies that we do not use the pen as a lifeless tool to express our thoughts. The pen itself is working actively on our thoughts. The computer keyboard on screen or physically in front of us is the contemporary writing implement. If and how our writing tools work on our thoughts I leave to your imagination.

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    With this collection and vast amount of keys in front of me different thoughts arise. All around me people complain about the loss of handwriting, filled with nostalgia a friend buys a $500 Montblanc pen. But I also noticed that other people are talking with nostalgia of old keyboards. This article on Ars Technica is about the IBM Model M that was build in the 80s, in another article from PC World the same device is praised as the world greatest keyboard. As a typographer I noticed typographic aspects that I would like to draw your attention to.

    The Macintosh Exception




    In the picture above you see an Apple Keyboard with an IBM Model M behind, both are build in 1989.

    A small detail is the positioning of the letter. On all Personal Computer keyboards letters are placed in the upper left on the key cap. The only exception are Macintosh keyboards. Apple placed the letter on the lower left, until 2007 with the Apple Keyboard A1243.



    Apple decided for a rather daynamic italic condensed sans serif typeface, whereas most other keyboard manufacturers until today prefer an extended bold and sometimes rounded sans serif.

    In 2007 Apple introduced their flat keyboards model A1243 which also placed the label in the center of the key with an Upright rather airy geometric sans serif typeface.

    To me there is no argument for a design decision to place the label in the lower or the upper left. Once hands are placed on a keyboard the keys become invisible but tangible. That is why the little nobs on the J and F are so important to me. I like the placement of the letter in the center, it makes the device less complex and reminds me of old typewriters, where the keys had round caps with beautiful slab serif letters on it. Here is an overview of different keys with different Typefaces on them.

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    But also major changes in society are reflected in keyboard design.

    Euro-Zeichen-auf-Tastatur-IMG_0077 On the first day of January in 2002 the Euro currency was introduced. After 1999 keyboard manufacturers started to print a € sign next to the E key. This makes it easy to spot the age of a european keyboard.



    shipping All calendars ship from Germany. Shipping costs are calculated based on your location. The calendars will be send in a strong protective poster tube (112cm long – 7.5 cm diameter). Top and bottom end of the tube are filled with bubble wrap to cushion the prints. The poster tube is then packaged in a protective rectangular box to make shipping and handling easier.

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    All shipments that include the Typographic Wall Calendar are trackable online and covered by insurance. After the calendars are sent out you will receive an email from DHL with the tracking information and status information.

    So far the Typographic Wall Calendar has been shipped to 41 countries around the globe: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United States of America.


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    Kickstarter




    After producing the first edition in 2009 for 2010 on my own, in 2010 the project became a Kickstarter campaign to upfront production costs. The response was very positive. After a successful campaign with 205% funding, over 90 calendars were shipped to people all over the globe.

    In 2011 the 3rd Edition of the Typographic Wall Calendar received an overwhelming funding of $18,089 from 428 international Backers.

    In 2012 (4th Ed.) and 2013 (5th Edition) the Typographic Wall Calendar was also successfully funded through Kickstarter.

    Museums Edition


    Featured




    The Typographic Wall Calendar was an ‘Editors Pick’ at GQ Germany, featured on Fab.com and reviewed in ‘DESIGNER‘ an Art/Design magazine from Tel Aviv!

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    The project was printed in NOVUM – World of Graphic Design (Issue 02/12) and featured two times on page-online.de

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    I always wanted my work to be featured in the Italian Vogue. I never thought of being featured in a feminist and social justice magazine from Chicago!

    In Broad #70 “Tech Cell-fie” (p.38) between articles on the Future is Queer, Medicine and Gender, Cyborgs, GMOs, Fahrenheit 451 and quotes from Einstein (really!). Who wouldn’t want that? And does this say something about me?

    Typotopografie Frankfurt






    Typotopografie is a kind of German Lonely Planet for typographers. Each issue focuses on one city and features typographic places and people in that area. The editors from Berlin and Munich contacted me and especially wanted to write about the Typographic Wall Calendar project. I am very happy to see the final piece printed:

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    Gregor Calendar Award 2013 January

    Prizes!




    In January 2012 the Typographic Wall Calendar won the Gregor International Calendar Award in Stuttgart. Yes, there are awards especially for calendars in Stuttgart.

    The Typographic Wall Calendar on display at the Gregor Award in Stuttgart(picture right).

    In the catalogue the Jury wrote:

    “In an intelligent and charming manner, this one-page calendar shows us how to get used to the new year. This is daily fodder for the gray cells and simultaneously poster-like and attractive”

    Gregor Catalogue


    What do other people say about
    the Typographic Wall Calendar?







    “Tipp”Fontblog.de, Jürgen Siebert, Berlin

    “Empfehlung der Redaktion” — GQ (Germany), Munich

    ”…pretty weird…” Smashing Magazine @smashingmag, Freiburg, Germany

    Design Milk

    “Typographic Wall Calendar by Harald Geisler doesn’t scream calendar but is a fun print for your wall with a gentle nod to the year.”
    — Caroline Williamson, Design Milk, The Best 2013 Modern Calendars, US



    “Creative of the week” — Gerrie Smits, The RAAKonteur #20, London

    “…der minutiöse Wahnsinn, …(der) eher an J. Johns oder einen sehr disziplinierten J. Pollock erinnert als an deinen normalen Wandkalender.” — Hans Schumacher, slanted.de, Berlin

    “…unique DIY…” — Abby Jenkins, Apartment Therapy Unpluggd, US

    “…staggering image…” — Erik Brandt, geotypografika.com, Minneapolis

    “…thought intrigued…” — Idealog Weekly, idealog.co.nz, New Zealand

    “…This is calendar ART. This is art that is a CALENDAR…” —km, Clerk & unwell, Chicago

    “…ambitiøse…” 
 — Thomas Arendt, blog.makeyourmark.dk, Denmark


    “…perfekte Tastenkombination für das kommende Jahr.” 
— Publique, itspublique.de, Germany

    What is that text at the bottom of the Poster?

    The text bellow the image is about the work.
    You can read it here


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    Typographic
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    The Work is about the act of notating time in order to organize it. While calendars nowadays are typically used to optimize per-sonal potential by marking events and managing interaction with others, this calendar offers a view on the management of time itself.

    The design prompts a series of questions. First, what is the picture? Is it just keys or is it some-thing else? The different colors seem to follow a secret code that contains information.

    The colors follow a simple pattern that refers to counting. One black key is placed in the first row, two black keys in the second row, three keys in the third and so forth. When a line is set entirely in black keys the principle switches. Then one beige key is added the next row, followed by two in the second row, three in the following line and so forth…

    Is that information reimagined as a calendar, the question becomes how to act with it. Does the usage of this calendar relate to how calendars or how keyboards are normally used? Do I have to press a series of keys to mark an event? Is it a time machine?

    Past Forward
    The ancient Egyptians oriented themselves in time by imagining the past before their eyes and the future behind their backs. In contemporary culture we tend to structure ourselves the other way around, looking towards the future ahead of us and the past behind us. A calendar displays both the future and the past in front of us. It is a notation form that functions as a tool, an instrument for organizing, managing and imagining oneself in interaction with the world.

    Early Western calendars were lists that marked holy days. They were not a tool for measuring time, but rather a medium for arranging religious actions. Religious calendars were used cyclically, read over and over again like a mantra. The development of the calendar from the notation of religious events to a premise for personal management reflects the changing position of individuals in Western society and their increasing self awareness. Unlike religious calendars, personal calendars are linear. They enable referencing the personal past to design the personal future. Both systems can be used to locate the present. In both the future becomes past, but only in the religious calendar does the past become the future again.

    Writing with Keys
    The Typographic Wall Calendar is both an image and a written text at the same time. The picture contains 2015 used keyboard keys arranged like text. The number of keys used, represents the year. The picture shows the tools used to create text rather than the outcome of using the tool. Starting in the upper left, the composition reads the year followed by the month and each day of the year.

    Working typographically, I treated the Gregorian calendar as a text and considered the writing of time by assembling the keys of this calendar dictation into a picture. The medium of keys emphasizes the treatment of writing in contemporary society, where a keyboard is the writing implement.

    The image of the keyboard key suggests the possibility of action. Keys are meant to be pressed. We press the button labeled with an uppercase B and a lowercase b appears on the screen or paper. We hit the return key and a process in the machine starts i.e. the carriage moves from the right to the left or a program is executed. The results of key actions, not the keys themselves, are meant to be read.

    I remember from learning typing, that I memorized how each letter’s position relates to the location of my hand on the keyboard. For example to write a g, I move the index finger of my left hand one key to the right and press. This memory to me is not accessible verbally, textually or literally, but as a memory of movement.

    Reading the picture with movement in mind, it becomes a notation form for two hands. An instruction that is imaging the reading of the writing of a calendar from beginning to end of a year. Then it is no longer a list of holy days but an instruction to recreate a written calendar.

    Time Maps
    A calendar is a special approach to time. A map structures space, makes it accessible to particular operations.

    A calendar works similarly. The structure divides time into pieces, it sets marks and generates distances. Calendars make time frame able, measurable and tradable. It makes the future predictable and evaluable. How could a day be planned if it wasn’t divided into hours or daytimes?

    Elementary School Time
    The structure of calendar time is manifested by its geometrical appearance. Duration is mapped to distance. Events are expressed in area. I still remember how time was constructed for me in elementary school. Each semester we created a weekly plan. The grid moved one unit at a time, left to right, from Monday to Friday. The school hours (each 45 minutes) spanned one unit each, from the top of the paper to the bottom. The week went by, left to right, and then started over again. It was a strange outcome: quadrants and intervals in a special map-like experience of the week.

    A calendar is modeling time not accurately; each calendar transports a vision or a cultural attitude towards time. My elementary school calendar was designed according to tabular thinking. Historically tables were used to compare lists of information and to make calculations within lists. As such they were essential to the advent of trade, to organizing and running ware- houses. The ghost of calculus is in the table.

    All basic mathematical operations are connected to operations within tables of information. Tables were used to gain trading potentials. Better knowledge of warehouse inventories lead to more appropriate prices on the market. The structure of tables refers to calculation, to the organization of goods, merchandise or wares. By teaching children to use a table to organize time, they become part of a modern cultural heritage of treating time like commodity.

    There are many subtleties in the geometrical visualization of time, in the design of time. When ten o’clock Monday is put next to ten o’clock Tuesday it creates a visual relation which does not exist temporally. In most common calendars Saturday and Sunday are put together as one unit (i.e. on one page or section of one business day). Why is that done? Because these days are commonly without value for trading related actions, or are not processable within a trade related structure or system (i.e. family, religion, social relations). But if time is treated like tradable merchandise or goods, is that not contradictory to how time is experienced?

    Sand Glass
    To me, time appears perceivable only in the present moment. Plans and prediction of future events might become true in the presence. To do so, a plan makes me take action in the presence, to force a specific event in the future I.e. I better go now, because tomorrow I want to be at the beach. So far and until now the future is not part of, but points into presence. Past does not become present, but memories and recordings of the past can be remembered. I like the word remember a lot.

    The word re-membering suggests to me, that through an activity the past can become a member of the presence again. Still this membership is of a different nature than the original and actual experience. Walking in the sand on a beach has a different value to me, than to remember walking in the sand.

    Whether one plans ahead or remembers the past, both relate to direct and immediate being.

    A calendar helps to align oneself in time by remembering the past and planning the future, to put both in the context of the present moment. The process of orientation is for some people an act of imagination with the past behind and the future ahead.

    ­ I hope this Typographic Wall Calendar offers you a valuable and inspirational insight to the construct of a calendar, an everyday tool to mark and process time through the act of writing.

    Harald Geisler
    December 2014


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