Photos Shows the Evolution of Video Game Controllers Starting from 1983

If you're a fan of video games, then Javier Laspiur's CONTROLLERS is a series after your own heart. The photographer shows the evolution of the handheld controller from when he first started playing the entertainment consoles in 1983. Every composition has the same set up, giving us a basis of comparison between models.

Laspiur creates images that are reminiscent of posters. There's a picture of the controller in the foreground with its console or games in the background. The photos are placed on a gray background with the manufacturer's logo underneath and the year that he played it.

CONTROLLERS is a nostalgic look back at the systems we know and love. Seeing these photographs might make you want to dust off your old N64 and fire up your favorite game from when you were a kid. To view all of Laspiur's beloved joysticks, d-pads, and triggers (he's collected 20 years worth!), be sure to check out the rest of the series on Behance.

Javier Laspiur Behance page
via [Faith is Torment]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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