Clock Tower

Clock Tower

In Evanston, Illinois.

The clock on one side of the tower atop University Hall on the campus of Northwestern University. For someone who’s rarely on time or early to things, there’s something I love about the design of clocks and watches. There’s something about the circular infinity of a timepiece’s movement and the myriad design possibilities that can be built upon the foundation of a simple circle and a finite set of markings that can produce some intriguing beauty. From centuries-old sundials to today’s watches made from dust from the moon or steel from the Titanic, our fascination with capturing and depicting something that doesn’t really exist in and of itself (ask Einstein) captivates me to no end.

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