September 22, 2015

The Polish tv clock

Here is a clock for your browser (Javascript).  I personally consider it to be exceptionally well-proportioned and tasteful:

Here's the story:
In Poland, in the 1980s, the dead space in between programs was filled with… a clock. 
Or, to me, The Clock. 
This was still before the digital age, so The Clock must have been put together by hand, hung on one of the walls of the television headquarters at Jana Pawła Woronicza Street in Warsaw, and assigned the saddest of cameras which permanently, year after year, kept pointing at its face. It was a minimalistic clock, with three off-white hands, and — for today’s standards — an oddly small Telewizja Polska logo. The background was dark blue. There were no sound effects or music.



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