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Butterfly world map

Contributed by Fabian Ehmel on May 7th, 2019. Artwork published in .
    Butterfly world map 1
    Source: https://interface.fh-potsdam.de Boris Müller. License: All Rights Reserved.

    We designed and printed a world map based on a butterfly projection, created using only open source data and mainly open source tools. Following the open source spirit, we wrote a do-it-yourself guide with detailed information about the software, and how we used it. The color scheme is nature-inspired but abstracted. The map itself measures two and a half meters from side to side.

    Römisch by German Cartographic Design is used in three styles (Regular + Italic, Light Italic) to convey geographic information. National Regular by Klim Type Foundry is used for city labels. The main sources of typographic inspiration were the maps from Swisstopo.

    More information about the motivation behind this project can be read in our essay.

    Butterfly world map 2
    Source: https://interface.fh-potsdam.de Boris Müller. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Butterfly world map 3
    Source: https://interface.fh-potsdam.de Photo: Fabian Ehmel. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Butterfly world map 4
    Source: https://interface.fh-potsdam.de Photo: Fabian Ehmel. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Butterfly world map 5
    Source: https://interface.fh-potsdam.de Photo: Fabian Ehmel. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Butterfly world map 6
    Source: https://interface.fh-potsdam.de Photo: Fabian Ehmel. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Butterfly world map 7
    Source: https://interface.fh-potsdam.de Photo: Fabian Ehmel. License: All Rights Reserved.
    Butterfly world map 8
    Source: https://interface.fh-potsdam.de Photo: Fabian Ehmel. License: All Rights Reserved.

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