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Waterman Butterfly Projection Poster

Image of Waterman Butterfly Projection Poster

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Two sizes available:
- 24" x 36" (61 x 91.4cm)
- 18" x 24" (45.7 x 61cm)

The Projection Collection is a tribute to the cartographers, mathematicians and designers who had to break the rules to show the world with a new perspective.
Steve Waterman's Butterfly projection derived from his work on the polyhedron. During the 1990s', the mathematician worked on packing spheres and cubic closest packing theory to create a large family of polyhedra.
This projection, strongly inspired by Bernard J.S. Cahill's Butterfly map (1909) is using a flattened W5 polyhedron. As shown in its Pacific centered version, the continents appear uninterrupted.Cartography was always a mixed discipline where Science meets Art. The Projection Collection is following this precept, involving computer programming and graphic design.