Magpie Modular

Ornament & Crime Panels

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  • $ 32


We have PCBs available here: We also have Raw Panels available here.

Ornament & Crime is the title of a 1910 lecture from Albert Loos attacking the needless ornamentation of utilitarian items thereby putting a stylistic half-life onto them, resulting in the filling of landfills with perfectly good but outdated items. He also spends a bunch of time trying to make the tenuous connection that tattoos on criminals prove his point that lesser intelligent people cant help but cover every single surface of their surroundings and bodies with ornament and these same people are commonly criminals. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

That puts us in a bit of a bind given needless ornamentation is kind of our thing.

The first, true to the concept, features plain stark minimalism in either raw panel, black mirror polish or white mirror polish 

The other is the 'crime of the century' breaking the rules in an over the top ludicrous way with ornament on ornament, which would cause Albert Loos to roll over in his grave, but as I see it eurorack suffers for its strict utilitarianism and could use a little ornament.

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