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The Original Malt Clock

2006. Macromedia (now Adobe) Flash, Illustrator

This is actually a working clock. The number of malt glasses shows the current time in hours. The level of the malt in the glass the girl is drinking from indicates the current time in minutes (every minute it drops a little, so half-full would be half-past the hour). The incremental movement of malt in the straw indicates passing seconds (climbing a little towards her mouth every second until it reaches 60, then it drops and starts again). So if you were viewing this at 1:00, the table would be empty, save the glass she is drinking from. At 12:59, the table would be crowded with empty glasses.

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