How to make nice figures of Polyhedra

In a recent talk, I was asked how I make nice figures of polyhedra for my slides. I do almost everything in 2D and in gimp. Here’s how.

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Soccer ball trolls

For this April Fools day 2019, I thought it might be a nice opportunity to show how the world of soccer ball designers have trolled soccer ball pedants (like me).

My first blog post described five mistakes to avoid when drawing a soccer ball. Well designers of actual soccer balls don’t play by the rules. Look and decide for yourself to see if these designs deserve a red card.

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A mathematically-impossible, hexagonally-tiled world map

A mathematically-impossible, hexagonally-tiled world map

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The world, on hexagon tiles.

In interior decorating, hexagonal tiles are really hot right now. For instance, here’s three examples in my workplace alone:

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My office at Catalyst 137 Kitchener, decorated in 2017.

Let me tell you some thoughts I have about placing the continents of the world on reconfigurable hexagonal tiles.

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“Variety”: A Christmas Card Adventure

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Heya! My name’s Evan, and I’m D.M.Swart’s son! You might remember me, as there were photos and mentions of me in the previous blog post¬†about a woodcut known as “Frog”. Speaking of which, we’re here to tell you about our other woodcuts (and linocuts) we’ve done over the past few years. First things first, this is not going to be a how-to – just a plain and simple recording of our trials. Here are some of our other cards:

Now, this blog post is about our latest card. When I say trial and error, this definitely has to be one of our most error-y cards yet. You may wonder why this post is titled¬†“Variety”. It’s because we got a variety of “quality”.

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