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Christian Marclay’s Clock Just Left MoMA, But Milton Glaser’s Just Arrived

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While they’re not in the business of producing any cinematic tours de force, Milton Glaser, Crispin Jones, and Dieter Rams present their own artistic takes on time for the MoMA Design Store’s spring 2013 collection.

From stand-still minute hands paired with revolving faces; chalk-friendly surfaces; and glow-in-the-dark numbers, a slew of designers are taking the clock (not to be confused with “The Clock”) a step towards the avant-garde.

Dial Wall Clock, Eric Janssen, 2011

It’s the minutes and hours that move while the market stays still, slightly reminiscent of the functions of a sundial.

Small Perpetual CalendarGideon Dagan, 2008
At times, you need to know exactly where you are in relation to something grander than just this very moment.

Slip Watch, Evan Clabots, 2011

This minimal watch is only slightly askew.

Glow in the Dark Wall Clock, Kazunori Tashima, 2012

In the dark, when the black backing disappears, the glow-in-the-dark, protruding hours seem to float.

Braun Travel Alarm Clock Dieter Rams and Dietrich Lubs, 2012 re-edition

With its compactness, clarity, and silent function, it’s good design to go.

Verbarius Electronic Clock Artemy Lebedev, 2012

While it spells out the time in five languages — English, German, Spanish, French, and Russian — we suspect the English setting is more attuned to British sensibilities.

Countdown Clock, Crispin Jones, 201

Keep track of pending vacations, birthdays, and other noteworthy events up to 999 days in advance. What are you up to in 2016?

Tablita Wall Clock, Enrico Azzimonti, 2011

This refrigerator-mountable magnetized chalkboard doubles its usefulness with its timekeeping function.

Sprocket Wall Clock, Milton Glaser, 2012

Although it takes a second or two to get used to its slightly unorthodox means of telling time, the Sprocket Wall clock has been imbued with a touch of color and whimsy. That’s the beloved Mr. Glaser as usual.

— Janelle Zara

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