Congolese Comic Book Artist Kiyindou Yamakasi’s Mythological Inspirations

Free to read online, Kiyindou Yamakasi’s Little Little Orishas comic book series addresses class issues, bullying and resilience in the face of opposition. Rather than seek out Japanese and American comic books for inspiration, as he did with previous work, Yamakasi looked toward Yoruba spirituality and mythology for the series and its characters. Raised in Brazzaville, Yamakasi earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Motion Pictures from …

Free World Reader

A print quarterly that presents a holistic view of conflict in the DR Congo in a graphically stunning fashion

Political, historical and academic texts rarely offer captivating graphic design and artwork to accompany—and do justice to—the information they hold. The newly minted quarterly Free World Reader presents a holistic view of the war in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in a way that is visually, aesthetically and journalistically stunning. Taking into account the complexity of the war, co-founder and Creative Director Sean …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Istanbul in photos, the Serpentine's new cloud, Cape Town's hailstorm and more in our weekly look at the web

1. Tom Ford’s Western When he’s not changing the face of fashion for brands like Gucci and YSL, the iconic Tom Ford spends roughly a quarter of his year on a 24,000-acre New Mexico ranch. The equestrian compound, just south of Sante Fe, was meticulously designed by Japanese architect Tadao Ando and features sprawling sandscapes, desert vegetation and moving water. It’s no mirage, a lot …