Crowd-sourcing a new map for the Buckminster Fuller Institute
70 years ago Life magazine published Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Map. With an undistorted projection of the Earth’s surface, ability to be easily reconfigured and transform from a 2-D map to a 3-D globe, the Dymaxion Map (patented in 1946) was a cartographic breakthrough and its iconic design has inspired generations since.
In celebration of the map's publication anniversary, the Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) is calling on today’s graphic designers, visual artists, and citizen cartographers to create a new and inspiring interpretation of the Dymaxion Map. BFI will publish accepted entries within an online gallery, feature the selected finalists in a gallery exhibition in New York City and select one winning entry to be produced as a 36" x 24" poster and offered for sale within our online store. *
BFI is seeking submissions across the creative spectrum and will be selecting the winner based on originality, aesthetic beauty and informative qualities. The contest is open to all and will provide entrants with a high-res image to use as ‘canvas’.** Submissions must employ or contain obvious reference to the map’s foundational grid and adhere to specific size and resolution requirements.
April 15, 2013 – Announce Call for Entries
April 22, 2013 – Contest Open
June 14, 2013 – Submission Deadline (11:59 PM EST)
July 12, 2013 – Announce Winners
Fall 2013 – Exhibition of selected Finalists in NYC (details TBA)
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