Screen Savers by Johansson Design



All screen savers have been updated for macOS Mojave.
Please note that these screen savers will only run if any previously installed screen savers by Johansson Design are uninstalled first.

Screen Saver SSJ105 Dot Matrix Clock Screen Saver SSJ105 Dot Matrix Clock Screen Saver SSJ105 Dot Matrix Clock Screen Saver SSJ105 Dot Matrix Clock

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Dot Matrix Clock
2018


This screen saver is made to look like a 128x32 Dot Matrix Display that used to be the standard display type on pinball machines for many years.

Features: 5 Dot Colors, 5 Time Fonts, 12h/24h Time, Sec. Mode.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ104 MacClock Screen Saver SSJ104 MacClock Screen Saver SSJ104 MacClock

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MacClock
2018


The MacClock features recreations of four basic Apple Watch faces with the notable difference that their shape can be set to either rectangular or square, but not round.
Its hands always extend to a fixed distance from the clock's edge, which in some cases makes this a rather ambiguous (and to me, amusing) clock.

Features: 4 Clock Faces, 2 Clock Shapes

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ103 Grid Systems Screen Saver SSJ103 Grid Systems Screen Saver SSJ103 Grid Systems Screen Saver SSJ103 Grid Systems

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Grid Systems
2018


Inspired by Josef Müller-Brockmann's indispensable visual communication manual Grid Systems in Graphic Design.

Features: Text or Digit-based time, 3 Color Schemes, 12h/24h Time, Show/Hide Seconds.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ102 Color Circle Clock Screen Saver SSJ102 Color Circle Clock Screen Saver SSJ102 Color Circle Clock

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Color Circle Clock
2017


A rudimentary color circle turned into a stylish clock.

Features: 3 Clock Sizes and Black, Gray or White Background Color.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ101 Points in Time Screen Saver SSJ101 Points in Time Screen Saver SSJ101 Points in Time

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Points in Time
2017


A digital clock based on the San Francisco typeface, with the digits dynamically transformed into half-tone style dots.

Features: 6 Font Weights of SF Mono, 3 Time Sizes, 0°/45° Pattern Rotation, 12h/24h Time, Show/Hide Seconds.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ001 SMPTE Color Bars Screen Saver SSJ001 SMPTE Color Bars

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SMPTE Color Bars
2016


"SMPTE color bars is a television test pattern used where the NTSC video standard is utilized." —Wikipedia

The idea to turn this pattern into a screen saver came from seeing it in the opening sequence of the movie Cloverfield.

Features: Custom Text, Computer Name or User Name on Text Bar, Show/Hide Text Bar, 12h/24h Time, Show/Hide Frame Count.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ002 EXIT Screen Saver SSJ002 EXIT Screen Saver SSJ002 EXIT Screen Saver SSJ002 EXIT

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EXIT
2016


Turn your screen into a standard New York City Building Authority Exit Sign.
If helping people in case of emergency is not your thing it also includes 8 other 4-letter message options.

Features: 9 different Sign Messages and Random option, Left/Right/Both or Random Arrow Direction.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ003b Supreme Monogram Screen Saver SSJ003b Supreme Monogram Screen Saver SSJ003b Supreme Monogram Screen Saver SSJ003b Supreme Monogram

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Supreme Monogram
2017


Because I had already created separate screen savers inspired by the LV pattern and Barbara Kruger & Supreme it was only natural to do this one too when the collaboration was first announced.

Features: 4 Monogram Color Schemes,
2 Monogram Sizes.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ003 Mon Monogram

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Mon Monogram
2016


How do you make a standard issue Mac more luxurious?

Features: 3 Monogram Color Schemes,
3 Monogram Sizes.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ004 Red/White Sticker(s)

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Red/White Sticker(s)
2016


I put stickers on your screen therefore I am.

Features: Custom Sticker Text, up to 12 characters.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ005 Long Ago Time

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Long Ago Time
2016


Lots of people seem to really like Star Wars. And also screen savers that tell time.
So here you go.

Features: Show Time From 0, 100, 1,000, 10,000 or 100,000 Years Ago, 12h/24h Time.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ006 Emoji Matrix

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Emoji Matrix
2016


Have you ever seen emoji up-close?

Features: Choose which of the 8 Emoji Categories to show, 4x3, 6x4 or 8x6 Shuffle Grid Matrix Size, Black, White or Random Tile Color.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ007 The SF Trilogy (Part 1) Screen Saver SSJ007 The SF Trilogy (Part 1)

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The SF Trilogy (Part 1)
2016


In the first part of The SF Trilogy I wanted to draw attention to the inherent beauty of the shapes that make up the San Francisco typeface.
To achieve this its glyphs are scaled up, randomly rotated and displayed in alternating black and white (or white and black) in a 4x3 Shuffle Matrix.

Features: Black & White or White & Black Color Scheme.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ008 The SF Trilogy (Part 2)

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The SF Trilogy (Part 2)
2016


In the second part of The SF Trilogy the San Francisco glyphs are cast in the roles of old lead types as a tribute to their ancestors.

Features: Choose between the 9 Weights of SF Display.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ009 The SF Trilogy (Part 3) Screen Saver SSJ009 The SF Trilogy (Part 3) Screen Saver SSJ009 The SF Trilogy (Part 3)

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The SF Trilogy (Part 3)
2016


In the third part of The SF Trilogy glyphs of random weights are presented against colored tiles in an 8x6 Switch Matrix.
Each glyph is given enough space that its individual characteristics can be appreciated on its own.

Features: 8 Tile Colors, Black or White Glyphs.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen Saver SSJ010 Teams of New York

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Teams of New York
2016


Fact: If you're not from New York, all the sports teams in your city suck!

Features: Choose which of the 4 major sports to show, Choose 1 of 2 teams for each sport.

Requires: OS X 10.11 or later



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Screen savers. The software Apple forgot. MacOS came out in 2001, and the included screen savers have unfortunately not changed since then.

Johansson Design is probably the only company currently creating new screen savers for macOS, and my goal is to create (post)modern, pop-culture inspired screen savers that can be both practical and used as a form of self-expression.

I also believe that if Apple were to ever release their rumored television the role of a screen saver on that device would be different than it is on a computer. This hypothetical TV would presumably be designed to be 'always on', and it'd be silly
for it not to display something that complements or matches the interior design of the room it's in when not otherwise in use. The collection of screen savers seen here probably doesn't blend in very well in any type of living room, but I'm still learning how to work within this medium and hope to create more artful pieces in the future.

All screen savers can be downloaded for free. But you also have the option to pay if you feel generous. However, it's totally OK if you don't want to pay, because more than anything I'm just honored if you want to install my work on your computer.