Modspell Custom Creations celebrates the colors, geometry and decorative sense of the 1950s to 1970s, known as the "Mid Century-Modern" era. We specialize in custom-designed wall clocks for the home and office. All of our goods are locally fabricated and produced by hand in historic Glendale, California.
These designs were inspired by vintage clocks, sculptural art, graphic design, furniture, or even vintage jewelry. The Mid Century Modern era was loaded with amazing creativity, and we are bringing it back to life for you.
The roll-out for Spring 2017 will begin in March on Etsy, with artist proofs auctioned on eBay. These auctions give you the chance to pick one up at a very reasonable price. Follow the link to the Modspell eBay listing page HERE.
The photos featured below show some of our recent models. Some are currently in production, some were one-off custom pieces. See what's current on the Modspell Facebook page... just click the link on the left.
Greg McKinney, Design Director • Danny Drake, Design Consultant
Alex Zorian, CNC Engineer
We specialize in providing different finishes and graphic effects using a singular pattern. Just as a dress can be made using a myriad of fabrics, these clocks employ a variety of colors and veneers.
The limited edition "TWA Travel Agent" model uses airline graphics and colors to produce a special clock for the aviation fan.
The model below features a walnut face with royal blue, ivory and avocado green panels to suit the color palette of the client. The connecting rods were straightened for this version.
"It's the look of the times we are capturing; not
a line for line reproduction of anything. Some designs are heavily influenced by vintage items while others are all-new. Hopefully it isn't obvious which are which to the untrained eye."
The illustrative mock-ups below show the early stages of the design process. These are added to the Modspell Instagram page for public evaluation and feedback. Some designs go directly to fabrication, some change due to constructive feedback, and others are scrapped, with design elements often saved for use in a later model.
This model was inspired by the 1940's Howard Miller logo