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Neil Patel is the designer behind Tetradtype, an independent digital type foundry that crafts custom and retail fonts for creatives. Before founding Tetradtype in 2009, Neil spent a decade working as a semiconductor process engineer specializing in sub-micron printing—an experience that compels him to balance the aesthetic with the technical. 


Sketchbook is place where I can share some of my typographic design and process explorations.

Python Clock

Neil Patel

This is just an experiment using the Python visual programming environment, Drawbot, and TextTile to explore timekeeping how layers responds to motion. This animated GIF is just a snippet to illustrate the change in behavior when the time transitions between minutes.