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Buckminster Fuller Stamp, 2004.





The U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative postage stamp honoring the legendary American inventor, Buckminster Fuller in 2004. The stamp artwork is a painting of Buckminster Fuller by Boris Artzybasheff (1899-1965). The painting, which originally appeared on the cover of Time magazine on Jan. 10, 1964, depicts Fuller’s head in the pattern of a geodesic dome. Geodesic domes and a number of his other inventions surround Fuller, including the Dymaxion Car, the 4D Apartment House and several objects and models that reflect the geometric and structural principles he discovered.

Buckminster Fuller Stamp, 2004.

The U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative postage stamp honoring the legendary American inventor, Buckminster Fuller in 2004. The stamp artwork is a painting of Buckminster Fuller by Boris Artzybasheff (1899-1965). The painting, which originally appeared on the cover of Time magazine on Jan. 10, 1964, depicts Fuller’s head in the pattern of a geodesic dome. Geodesic domes and a number of his other inventions surround Fuller, including the Dymaxion Car, the 4D Apartment House and several objects and models that reflect the geometric and structural principles he discovered.

Posted on Friday, March 30th 2012

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Are you inspired by BUCKMINSTER FULLER?

Are you inspired by BUCKMINSTER FULLER? A die-hard fan? An enthusiast of spaceship Earth? The Buckminster Fuller Institute is looking for you for an initiative to make Bucky POP.

Simply submit your project, thoughts, love or anything thru our new Tumblr platform.

We greatly appreciate your help in popularizing the legacy of one of the greats, Buckminster Fuller. 

Posted on Thursday, March 29th 2012

Buckminster Fuller, Model of Triton City, 1967, 20 1/2 x 49 1/2 x 44 5/8”, National Archives and Records Administration, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Austin, Texa, Photograph © Bob Daemmrich.

Buckminster Fuller, Model of Triton City, 1967, 20 1/2 x 49 1/2 x 44 5/8”, National Archives and Records Administration, Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum, Austin, Texa, Photograph © Bob Daemmrich.

Posted on Wednesday, March 21st 2012

Buckminster Fuller, 4D Tower: Time Interval 1 Meter, 1928, Gouache and graphite over positive Photostat on paper, 14 x 10 7/8”, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University in the City of New York, Image courtesy Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Buckminster Fuller, 4D Tower: Time Interval 1 Meter, 1928, Gouache and graphite over positive Photostat on paper, 14 x 10 7/8”, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University in the City of New York, Image courtesy Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University in the City of New York.

Posted on Wednesday, March 21st 2012

Apple, THINK DIFFERENT campaign 1997

Richard Dreyfuss reads the voiceover:

Here’s to the Crazy Ones.
The misfits.
The rebels.
The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They’re not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.
You can quote them, disagree with them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing that you can’t do, is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine. They heal.
They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.
How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or, sit in silence and hear a song that hasn’t been written?
Or, gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
We make tools for these kinds of people.
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.
Because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world,
are the ones who do.

featuring:

Albert Einstein, smoking a pipe
Bob Dylan, moving to his harmonica
Martin Luther King, at the end of his Washington speech
Richard Branson, shaking champagne
John Lennon and Yoko Ono singing
Buckminster Fuller demonstrating the Bucky Ball
Thomas Edison thinking
Mohammed Ali dancing for the press
Ted Turner boxing the air with a smile
Maria Callas blowing a kiss
Mahatma Gandhi smiling
Amelia Earhart arriving
Alfred Hitchcock speaking
Martha Graham dancing
Jim Henson puppeteering
Frank Lloyd Wright walking by his home
Picasso painting

Posted on Wednesday, March 21st 2012