Friday, 11 November 2016

 T h e   A u t h a G r a p h 

by

Hina Nitesh




Ever wondered that if the earth is an Oblate Spheroid, then why is 
the world map a rectangle? Not any more…

Designer Hajime Narukawa, the winner of this year's Good Design Award at the Tokyo Design Week, has designed an equal area type map. The new map fixes the problems of distorted land and sea sizes that exist in the current format. Authagraph, that the map is called creates a map method that can be transformed from a spherical to a rectangular shape with the correct proportions.

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