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...
We Are Paper Toys: Print-Cut-Fold-Glue-Fun
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...
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...
Lighting the Sails
For the city's second annual winter celebration, Vivid Sydney tapped the immensely talented and ultra creative performance artist Laurie Anderson to transform the famed Sydney Opera House. "Lighting The Sails" does just that, turning the shell...
37 Or So Ingredients
Breaking down the deleteriously toothsome Twinkie, photographer Dwight Eschliman documents the Hostess confection by exposing all of its ingredients in a simple format. From mundane sugar to the alien Red 40 (above), the petri-dish-style portraits...
Breaking The Rules: What Is Contemporary Art?
For budding esthetes, the new children's book from L.A.'s Museum of Contemporary Art attempts to distill the extensive roster of major modern talent into a clear, easy-to-read format. "Breaking the Rules: What is Contemporary Art?," describes each...
How Our Laws Are Made
Winner of the Sunlight Foundation's Design For America challenge, the colorful infographic "How Our Laws Are Made" offers clarity on the actions of the U.S. government. Using an enticing rainbow flow chart, the graphic simplifies the process while...
Toilets of the World
The new book "Toilets of the World" examines the various approaches that different cultures take for relieving themselves. Authors Mona E. Gregory and Sian James write, "Toilets are bay windows with a view on to a given population." They begin...
Oil Primer: Where It Comes From, Where It Goes
From artist Stanford Kay, this exhaustive infographic (click here for full size) shows the sticky situations many nations face with their high dependence on oil and limited resources for getting it. Created in response to the recent BP oil spill...
The onset of summer means vacation plans—or at least daydreams about them—abound. Whether you're looking for seclusion or are simply ready for a change in beach venues, these islands offer lesser-known ways to get your seaside fix. The...
NEW YORK CITY
Rooftop Films Summer 2010
This year's Rooftop Films—an ode to film and the New York skyline in its 14th year—kicked off with "This is Short Film," a compilation of short films at New Design High School in the Lower East Side. Culled from over 3,000 submissions...
"Drainspotting" puts Remo Camerota's popular blog of Japanese manholes into a square-shaped book of amazing construction and bizarre imagery. As the title suggests, Drainspotting requires an eye for the odd bursts of color along city streets...
The Hermès Scarf: History & Mystique
As an essential accessory to luxury lifestyles, the Hermès scarf has symbolized twentieth century beauty, wealth and fantasy since its creation in 1937. The new book "The Hermès Scarf: History and Mystique" documents the rise of this...
Transforming their dormitory building into a light show extravaganza, the students at Poland's Wroclaw University of Technology demonstrated their tech-savvy skills with this large-scale installation of pixel-like flashes set to an equally animated...
NEW YORK CITY
Famed skate store and cult brand Supreme has been the subject of many a skater's wet, sneaker-fueled dreams since James Jebbia founded it in 1994. What first began as an ode to the laid-back urban sport's apathetic but angry crowd has spawned artist...
The Most Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs
Rx nation that we are, Good presents an infographic (click for full size) featuring how many and what kind of prescribed meds were downed in 2009 in the U.S. (Click image for detail.) Depression, anxiety and panic round out the dark side of modern...
Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces
New York interior designer and Apartment Therapy co-founder Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan shows real-world solutions when square footage isn't on your side in the new book "Apartment Therapy's Big Book of Small, Cool Spaces," which documents his travels...
Whether trekking miles in the Grand Canyon with a six-pack or adventuring in the backyard, these coolers offer as many ways to enjoy a cool drink as there are places to sip them. The Cool Bottle ($35), a simple frosted decanter, comes in perfect...
The University Avenue Project
What happens when you ask people what they think about race? Who they are and their dreams? What happens when you ask them to write it down? Photographer Wing Young Huie did just that, wandering a six-mile-long stretch of University Avenue in Saint...
Choosing the Right Electric Bike
If you're interested in biking to work, but not interested in arriving covered in sweat, posits Good, the electric bike might be for you. Electric bikes use batteries to ease the pedaling and give you that extra kick, much like biking downhill everywhere...
Virtual Street Corners
In an effort to bridge gaps between two neighborhoods of Boston, digital media artist John Ewing created the public art project Virtual Street Corners. The project, set to unveil June 2010, uses live video feeds between Boston locales Brookline and...
THE THING QUARTERLY
The Thing Quarterly: Issue 10
In the age of ubiquitous information, The Thing Quarterly brings back the element of surprise with a subscriber-powered publication kept under lock and key until delivery. Edited by Jonn Herschend and Will Rogan, The Thing is "a periodical in the...
Classic and Modern Fabrics
Practically an encyclopedia, Classic and Modern Fabrics provides a complete guide to the world of textiles with 834 high quality color scans of over 600 fabrics, each accompanied by a brief history and detailed description of its uses. Authored...
RIO DE JANEIRO
The pet project of paint company Dulux, Let's Colour is an international outreach project in which volunteers travel to drab and dreary corners of the world and enliven them with a fresh coat of paint. "Color your world" is the tagline for the program...
The Best Neighborhood
What do the old water tower, gutted apartment building and eclectic bar have in common? Good Magazine recently asked photo narrative fanatic Pictory to sort through their expansive library of images for a visual walkabout of an ideal neighborhood...