The easy and fun D.I.Y. paper globe designed by a graphic designer- Joachim Robert is a great project for all individuals.
This project was inspired by the Sectional Globe — earth’s axis, 23.4 degrees, created by geografia, a Japan-based design studio.
You can use it in your office, home or even your children’s room as a decoration.
Download the template here: https://joachimesque.com/globe/le-paper-globe-A4-en.pdf
You’ll need one to two hours to build your globe. You’ll also need :
• scissors or knife & cutting board,
• a ruler,
• an old ballpoint pen
Print the 14 pages on cardboard paper +- 170gsm. This step can be done with a laser or an inkjet printer.
Cut the shapes along the black edges. This step is the longest.
pages 1 to 4
The best way to make clean folds is to mark the folding line with your ballpoint pen on the back of the paper so that the fold will follow it cleanly.
Fold the side wings, then mark the folds on the equator and the 45th parallels.
pages 7 to 14
Fold the octagons along the dashed line (use the technique from the last step), then cut out the three inside pieces.
pages 5 to 14
Assemble the insides of the globe by fitting the folded octagons (pieces 7 to 14) in the pieces 5, 6a & 6b.
Fit the side wings of the exterior pieces (pieces 1 to 4) inside the slits created by the folded octagons.
Repeat 7 times, be careful not to put the USA in the middle of Russia.
And there you have it, your globe should look like the below!