Modem art

This should be a thing all the time.

In 2016 New Zealand ISP Orcon commissioned five New Zealand artists –Anna LeylandHayley King (Flox), Askew OneAndrew J. Steel, and Otis Frizzell, – to design router/modem housings.

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Modem by Askew One
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Modem by Otis Frizzell
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Modem by Haus of FLox
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Modem by Andrew J. Steel
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Modem by Anna Leyland

You’re gonna have a narrow lump of plastic sitting around your house, why not make it something intriguing to look at?

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I’m disappointed these didn’t go into full production. Instead Orcon did a limited edition run of 500 of each design, available to new subscribers. They’re all gone now, sad face. I probably wouldn’t change my ISP just to get one, but why can’t I buy a patterned modem when I need a new Belkin or Linksys?

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