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iPhone Alarm App Pays Homage To Graphics God Wim Crouwel

Have “a nice and well designed day” — Love, Wim.

iPhone Alarm App Pays Homage To Graphics God Wim Crouwel
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It’s every design groupie’s fantasy: to wake up with Wim Crouwel, the Dutch graphic-design demigod renown for making boring old grids look downright sublime. Now — of course — there’s an app for that.

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The Design Museum in London has released Crouwelclock, a gorgeous, animated alarm-clock app inspired by Crouwel’s playful geometric graphics. The app coincides with a retrospective, Wim Crouwel: A Graphic Odyssey, on view at the museum through July 3, and features a Crouwellian number display and even recorded messages from the designer himself: Have “a nice and well designed day?; ?keep your grid straight today?; and ?a grid today keeps the doctor away.” Okay, that’s just plain nerdy — and borderline creepy. What’ll they think up next: Wim Crouwel plastered all over your walls? Oh, right.

[Hat tip to Creative Review]

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Suzanne LaBarre is the editor of Co.Design. Previously, she was the online content director of Popular Science and has written for the New York Times, the New York Observer, Newsday, I.D

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