May 19, 2022

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Xbox presents its controls with original art from Mexico

Xbox presents its controls with original art from Mexico

To celebrate International Indigenous Peoples Day, Xbox Mexico has partnered with artisans representing indigenous Mexican communities to modify and create a design for three Xbox Series X consoles with original elements and designs.

controls The deck is not drawnInstead, small, distinctive pieces have been added at the discretion of each artist. The idea was for artists to “use an Xbox controller as a canvas and turn it into original, handcrafted collectibles” that would be unique and not be for sale.

One of the controls was interfered with using a technique by Huichol artists, symbols with different meanings were added. “The corn that is prosperity, the butterfly that is good luck, the eye of God that protects children, the scorpion that is the protector of homes and the deer that is the god of the ocean,” explained the craftsman Griscilla Carrillo who worked on this control.

Another control has a design based on the art of the Olinalá community, to which designs have been added in spring colors, which contrast well with the dark color of the original control. According to craftsman Edwin Ruiz, the art of Olinalá uses natural oils obtained in the fields and mountains of the Guerrero region.

Finally, the artisans of Tenangos intervened in the control process. These controls contain pieces woven by Victoria Lucas and she explained that each embroidery reflects the mood of a person at the time the piece was made, as well as a representation of the environment of the region.

These three modified controls will not go on sale, due to the uniqueness and specialization of their design process. But beyond that, it is a good recognition of Xbox for the indigenous peoples of the country in which the brand holds a leadership position compared to its competition.

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