If you own a mid-century style condo or home then you are in luck when it comes to decorating with clocks. There are all kinds of amazing styles of wall clocks that come from that era. Many companies are also making reissues of these styles that they actually made in the fifties.
The starburst style of retro clock is very popular. These look like flat versions of the sputnick style of hanging pendant lamp that was so poplar back then. You can find all kinds of variations of this style. One mass-produced style that you can even find in Wal-mart features spikes coming out form a smaller center that have tiny round mirrors. Other styles found all over the place include single radiating metal spokes with round knobs or tubes for ends . The spiked style can even be found in oak and aluminum variation with the center of the clock being metal and the spokes being unstained oak slats. The metal versions of these clocks can be like sunbursts with layers and layers of spikes that are placed in a certain ay to create an optical illusion.
Another shape associated with the fifties is the bullit eye shaped. This is a long radial oval. You see this shape as part of alarm clock design but also in retro reproductions of wall clocks.
The types of clocks you would find in mid-century offices or schools are also quite poplar. These are square or round clocks with grayish or green numbers and hands that quite large. Some companies offer them in revamped glowing versions.
Rectangular or lozenge shaped clocks with giant faces with regular numerals den in Helvetica or Times New roman type fonts are also very popular retro style clocks. Clocks like this are often snow white with great big white letters. They also come in big round disks.
The disk shape is also seen in designs that are late fifites and early sixties that have a bit of an op-art edge. Free standing alarm clocks that re completely round in shape are also from this era.
Clocks made out of old vinyl records are also popular. There are no numbers on these, just the hands and the record. Some companies are offering this retro style clock in colors like bright red or gold.
If you like op-art clocks from the sixties consider getting a black and white dome clock. This is a clock with a convex lens that only as a giant 12 and a giant six in white print on it’s otherwise black face.