Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion map updated for the 21st century

In 1943, Life Magazine first showed Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Map, a projection that showed the world without the distortion of the standard Mercator projection. Mercator’s map distorts significantly, making northern countries like Russia, Britain and Canada look big and dominant. The brilliance of Fuller’s map is that it distorts very little, as it is really a flattened globe, cut up like the panels of a geodesic dome.

In April, The Buckminster Fuller Institute organized a competition, “calling on today’s graphic designers, visual artists, and citizen cartographers to create a new and inspiring interpretation of the Dymaxion Map.”

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