Information design

and cartography

Polar projections

Polar projection maps

Every map projection makes compromises with the fundamental impossibility of rendering a spherical object on a flat surface. The polar projection shows relationships that others do not but distortion increases away from the equator.


Left, the product and international relationships for a monoclonal antibody based biotechnology company. Below, educational

travel programs for high school students.


Client: Centocor

Designer: Joel Katz, 1987


Client: Friends Select School

Designer: Joel Katz, 2010