mahabis time // the circular calendar
"The round form represents the endlessness of time" says designer of the circular calendar, Sören Lachnit. Turning the traditional rectangular grid design on it's head, Lachnit has reinvented the calendar with this minimalist creation.
Time is cyclical in it's nature, so why are our calendars divided up into grids, squares, and rip-off charts? Lachnit's design reflects the continual nature of time as each day revolves into the next and the daylight hours dwindle into the winter.
Focusing on the solar and lunar influences of the calendar, Lachnit's design shows the daily sun hours on latitude 50° north of the equator during 365 days. Additional rings then mark the daily sun hours on latitudes 40° and 30° north of the equator.
The amount of yellow space visible from the centre of the circle through to the edge shows just how much daylight you'll get at each point in the year.
Printed on A0 with space for notes, you can organise your days, weeks and months in a bold clockwise fashion.
Lachnit started the project in 2013, veering from his usual work in user interface design. He said that he wanted to create something physical rather than digital, and the circular calendar was the result. Garnering interest on KickStarter, WIRED and The Verge, Lachnit is preparing for a run of the 2016 prints.