The Buckminster Fuller Institute is proud to announce the finalists of DYMAX REDUX, an open call to create a new and inspiring interpretation of Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion Map. Our first initiative with design crowdsourcing yielded great interest with over 300 people from 42 countries registering for the contest. The above 11 finalists were selected for their exceptional execution of our criteria:

1. Original. Is the map innovative in some fashion? Does it challenge traditional perspectives?
2. Aesthetic. Is the map beautiful? Intriguing? Inspiring?
3. Informative. Does the map convey information, worthwhile themes or sets of data to its viewer?

In the coming weeks we will announce both the winner (selected by BFI) and 3 critic pics as selected by guest critics: graphic designer Nicholas Felton, artist Mary Mattingly and Dymaxion Map cartographer and Bucky’s close friend and associate, Shoji Sadao. The winner will have their design produced as a full size poster and offered within the BFI store. All 11 finalists will be printed at full scale for an in-person exhibition this fall in New York City (details TBA).

Lastly, we are proud to have partnered with ODTmaps who has generously offered all contest entrants a free digital copy of the book How Maps Change Things. The winner will receive a print copy of the book. Read more.