Link About It: This Week’s Picks

An ambitious architectural project, strangely named animals, ancient marijuana-smoking and more from around the web

The State of the Art World According to Art Basel Despite there being nearly 300 art fairs globally, none come close to the prestige and forecasting power of Art Basel, currently in the midst of its 50th edition. The fair offers an opportunity to catch developments in the primary market, where art is sold by galleries for the first time (quite different than auction prices …

The Artists Behind Mexico City’s Hand-Painted Signs

Battling developments in technology, the artists behind Mexico City’s hand-painted signs—advertisements, directions, concert bills and more—stuck with their craft. Not only is it visually pleasing, it lasts longer, too. Acrylic on tarps fades in a year and vinyl fades in five—whereas a painted wall can last almost a decade. Most of the men adhere to strict rules on domain and paint from memory—the dozens of …

Maestro Dobel Fuses Heritage and Innovation For Their Diamante Tequila

Why the cristalino category matters in Mexico and around the globe

Traveling around some of the best restaurants and bars in Mexico City, from Cuauhtémoc’s Contramar to Ciudad de México’s Rosa Negra and Meroma to Polanco’s Quintonil and finally downtown’s Azul Historico, one thing is abundantly clear: if you’re drinking tequila, you’re drinking Maestro Dobel. Be that in margaritas, of course, or palomas, sangritas, Bloody Maria’s and more, Dobel plays its part. This brand is as …