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 …

The Mexic-Arte Museum Taps Into Underserved Artistic Histories

Resurfacing cultural richness provided by Mexican artists and encouraging visitors to look beyond the bubble

The Western world predominantly controls art institutions, most of which are lacquered with a strong history of colonialism and conquerors with little-to-no regard for the oppressed. This limited perspective catalyzed Mexic-Arte Museum founders Sylvia Orozco, Sam Coronado and Pio Pulido to create an institution “dedicated to cultural enrichment and education through the collection, preservation, and presentation of traditional and contemporary Mexican, Latinx, and Latin American …