The Battle of Mexico City was recorded in Mexico City's MX Palacio de los Deportes on October 28th, 1999 as part of their The Battle of Los Angeles Tour. Rage Against the Machine has collaborated with two artist groups based in Mexico to create a capsule to celebrate the anniversary of this momentous first appearance in CDMX. Both designs created for the anniversary are limited to 500 units available for sale, and proceeds will be shared directly with the creators.
This design was created by LxsDos, an art collective comprised of husband and wife team Christian and Ramon Cardenas. Their dynamic, character-driven artwork can be seen in public spaces throughout the sister cities of El Paso and Juarez. In addition to honoring those who currently inhabit the region, they also draw on the indigenous material culture of the area, paying homage to the craft and labor of artisans that have come before them. Through their activism — which is inseparable from their arts-making — they’re combating gentrification in El Paso, leveraging art as a tool to preserve the unique sense of place of the Chihuahuita neighborhood, and the city at-large.
Screenprinted on a 100% cotton burgundy t-shirt.