New Global Order
Photo/Jade Fenster/Bellerby & Co. Globemakers
Globes captured Peter Bellerby’s fancy early on. “We grow up with globes, we see one and ask our parents where we’re from. They show us. We see this massive expanse and you’re just this tiny dot. It helps you dream of things.” The experience planted a seed. When Bellerby searched for a globe for his father’s 80th birthday, in 2008, he wanted something sublime. Though he looked far and wide, all he found were antique celestial and terrestrial globes. And Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Map—essentially a world map projected onto the surface of an icosahedron. None “came up to par,” he despaired. “I think the reason for this is that [globe making] is impossibly difficult.”   …
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