I wanted to replicate that signature Rolly Crump charm in a clock I could hang on my wall. My first instinct was to craft a full out mid-century modern wall clock similar to the one below. These colorful, geometric, and oh so retro clocks were quite popular around the time the attraction was being designed.
This novel George Nelson clock was the main inspiration for this train of thought. It almost directly resembles the smile on the clock face.
I initially wanted to build the clock from scratch, but when I saw all of the options at my local Target, I decided to take of least resistance. I purchased a stock frame with some attractive hands, and shifted my attention on designing a cool custom face plate. Whimsy and movement were my priorities when designing the numerals. I wanted it to have all of the fun of the moving numbers on the facade.
Having finished customized clock, I must say I'm pretty happy with the result. So happy, that I feel selfish having only made one clock for myself. For the next week, I'm holding a contest on Twitter to give away another wall clock - their choice of color - to one random follower! Follow and retweet the tweet below to add your name in the hat. One winner will be chosen next Monday, March 11th at noon.
GIVEAWAY: A one-of-a-kind It's a Small World wall clock! RT and follow to enter. Details: https://t.co/ezVpV6dSZb pic.twitter.com/9dzKJLPjHv— One Little Spark (@imaaaagination) April 4, 2016