‘Clockwork’ by Deidre Curren
Curren, who lived and worked in London as a graphic desginer for a number of years, explains that “I guess, living in Africa, we tend to get used to “African Time”, which loosely defined means that being an hour or so late for an appointment isn’t seen as rude or disrespectful. The more important you are, the later you are allowed to be.”
“If you happen to be using public transport, you simply have no way of knowing what time the bus or train will leave the station. “Clockwork” reminded me not so much of clocks, but more of efficiency in London. “LIKE CLOCKWORK!”. London=Clockwork. I’m reminded of my first train journey to Edinburgh from Kings Cross Station and how the numbers on the electronic clock ticked over to the last second and the 8:00 train pulled out of the station at precisely 8:00. Not one second later!” Deidre continues to design and her interest in time is continued in her business creating Quirky Clox.
Drop in workshops: 10am – 5pm, 14 & 15 September 2013’London Design Festival Hub
Design Studio, Sackler Centre
London SW7 2RL
http://www.dropbox.com/sh/cjoxisf2xrabcny/Gil9wpW_vU shows some photos I took of departure displays at Penn Station, New York City, in April … somewhat akin
Hello Paul, thank you it’s interesting to see your photos. Thank you for coming along to the V&A last weekend and for your letter which is brilliant, would you mind if we published part of it on the website?