“You can’t do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously.”

The Design Museum in London has released the CrouwelClock, an alarm clock app featuring numbers designed by Wim Crouwel and even wake-up messages from the man himself.. There´s 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’. : )



Tony Brook, co-curator of the forthcoming Wim Crouwel show at London’s Design Museum, has unveiled a wallpaper design inspired by the Dutchman’s unmistakable geometric type. Using just a single iteration of one of Crouwel’s letterforms, Graphic Odyssey has been created with wallpaper manufacturers Cole & Son and comes in aqua or grey. It will be available from the Design Museum Shop while the Wim Crouwel exhibition is running (March 30 until July 3).

“You can’t do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously.”

London’s Design Museum announced today that it is to stage a major retrospective of the work of Wim Crouwel, opening in March. “Wim Crouwel – A Graphic Odyssey “will be Crouwel’s first major UK retrospective. It is to be curated by Tony Brook, creative director of design studio Spin, who has an extensive collection of the Gridnik’s work.

Original sketches, posters, catalogues and archive photography will be on display alongside films and audio commentary. “In addition to celebrating Crouwel’s career this exhibition will also explore his legacy and influence on contemporary graphic design with commentary from leading industry figures including Peter Saville and Stefan Sagmeister. In addition six designers will take inspiration from Crouwel’s career to produce a series of limited edition prints, a unique Wim Crouwel inspired wallpaper will also be sold exclusively in the Design Museum Shop. (via Creative Review)

“Wim Crouwel – A Graphic Odyssey” will run from March 30 to July 3 2011.