By Mark Frauenfelder / 11.03.2016
The grand prize winner of Japan’s 2016 Good Design Award went to a world map, designed by Tokyo-based architect and artist Hajime Narukawa.
From Spoon & Tamago:
Narukawa developed a map projection method called AuthaGraph (and founded a company of the same name in 2009) which aims to create maps that represent all land masses and seas as accurately as possible. Narukawa points out that in the past, his map probably wasn’t as relevant. A large bulk of the 20th century was dominated by an emphasis on East and West relations. But with issues like climate change, melting glaciers in Greenland and territorial sea claims, it’s time we establish a new view of the world: one that equally perceives all interests of our planet.