I first came across Buckminster Fuller when designing a newspaper for the Sydney Olympics in 2000 for Fairfax Publications (publisher of the Sydney Morning Herald). As part of the project we wanted to include graphics which would educate and inform and provide interest for more than one age range.
One of the graphics I wanted to include was a Dymaxion projection of the earth that Buckminster Fuller drew and patented in 1946. The projection was made up of rectangles and triangles and was drawn with the minimum amount of distortion. It had not occurred to me until this point that many of the traditional projections of the earth we see in atlases distort the shapes of the continents.
The Dymaxion Projection
Unfortunately the client thought that the inclusion of the map wouldn’t be appropriate for the audience (they thought maps only related to kids!), so we didn’t get to use it.
The exhibition is on until September 21, 2008.
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