Wake up with Wim

The Design Museum has released the CrouwelClock, an alarm clock app featuring numbers designed by Wim Crouwel and even wake-up messages from the man himself

The Design Museum has released the CrouwelClock, an alarm clock app featuring numbers designed by Wim Crouwel and even wake-up messages from the man himself

The Design Museum is certainly not holding back on the tie-ins to its Graphic Odyssey retrospective of Crouwel’s work. Earlier this year we posted about the Crouwel wallpaper available from its shop: there are also badges, tote bags, notebooks and all sorts of Crouwel-related posters on sale. Added to that is the Museum’s first app, an animated alarm clock for the iPhone ‘inspired by the graphics of Dutch graphic designer Wim Crouwel’, Numbers are displayed in a Crouwel typeface.

So far so as you might expect but then things get a little, er weird. In addition to the numbers, Crouwel has recorded three wake-up messages on the app – wishing you ‘a nice and well designed day’ and reminding you to ‘keep your grid straight today’, and finally ‘a grid today keeps the doctor away’.

The app was created by Spin and Large Blue and costs 59p. Available here

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