1 May 2015

Brilliant Transforming ‘Open/Close’ Sign Uses Simple Clockwork Mechanics

[Click here to view the video in this article]

Take a look at this innovative redesign of the standard open / closed signs that we usually see at shop windows.

This “revolutionary” sign was made by Ikeda Yosuke, a mime performance artist whose routines often use black and white signs that change meaning with a simple movement.

This device is surprisingly simple and works by incorporating two weighted strips that hang below the letters ‘en’ so that they transform to ‘se’ in the word ‘close’.

Click play to watch how the sign works and how Yosuke created it.

[via Ikeda Yosuke's YouTube Channel]