Friday, April 01, 2016

Xico looking at the moon

When we came back to Mexico City in the end of 2014, one of the more interesting changes we noticed was the emergence of popular culture as a cool thing. Everywhere we saw signs of what was considered "low" culture being reappropriated by the rest of society as a hip culture. 

An example? The xoloitzcuintle, an ancient, hairles breed of dog native to Mexico. So, a company has created Xico, the xoloitzcuintle character you see below, and is selling Xico figures, backpacks, and diverse items, some of them really nicely made and reaching stratospheric prices. A very interesting and nice turn of things, for sure.

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