Gumbo

The long-lost cultural and linguistic origins of Gumbo in Good Magazine's infographic

Good‘s recent contest to create the best infographic about New Orleans resulted in this winner, as well as the above clever examination of Gumbo as a representation of the cultural and linguistic mixing of French, Spanish, African and Choctaw peoples in the historic city. The ingenious “Gumbo” looks at the beleaguered city through that universal theme, food. And designer Amanda Buck includes useful asides on …

We Are Paper Toys: Print-Cut-Fold-Glue-Fun

Paper robots, gorillas and zombies in a new book about origami's younger sibling

Seizing on the DIY phenomenon of recent years, “We Are Paper Toys: Print-Cut-Fold-Glue-Fun” takes an investigative look at 32 masters of paper toy design and their intricate creations. Editor Louis Bou details their personal techniques, while the included CD demonstrates how you can create your own with printable PDF designs. In addition to cover star Shin Tanaka, highlights include Faisal Azad‘s “Reog Ponogoro“—a man/lion/peacock named …

Tease

T-shirts, Moleskines and other goods from advertising's renowned W+K

Preeminent advertising firm Wieden & Kennedy‘s “studio” recently released a new line of t-shirts, Moleskine notebooks, onesies and tote bags with an indie bent. The simple illustrations gracing the American Apparel tees span the quirky—Bear On Bike or Beardo—to neo-inspirational messages such as “The Work Comes First” and “It Takes As Long As It Takes.” In addition to clothing and office supplies, the team also …