Mexico has always been a place to escape, to disappear, to die, but also to live again. In a period of global control and social conformity, Mexico is a powerful source of creativity, surprise, psycho-magic, cosmic sensations, and time travel. Moreover, Mexico has always opened its doors to the world. Countless artists, writers, political figures, and refugees have spent time there, escaped there. For this oversized issue, Purple set up an office in the heart of Mexico City, to connect with the art scene, to meet Mexican artists, designers, photographers, and models, and to explore this baroque world from within, to see how this radiant country is widening its influence.