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Because We Can builds a 3D sign globe for Wikimedia


Our build/design friends from Because We Can over in Oakland have done some great work for us over the past two years – including some nice entry-way desks, tables, and advice on how to make our humble space look nice.  They’re also an open company that blazes a trail in using open-source software and providing open-source designs. But recently they finished a particularly special, signature production job for us, our brand new Wikipedia globe sign, now hanging in our offices at 149 New Montgomery in San Francisco.

Jeffrey and Jillian have put together a nice blog post that provides a detailed run-through on how they lovingly crafted the sign using their in-shop CNC robot and meticulous hand-painting.  It brings our new space together in an exciting way, and yes – if you walk right up, not only does it glow, but you can help piece together that magnificent globe.


We’ll have more news to share about the Wikipedia puzzle globe in the coming weeks, but for now we’re happy to be able to share the inside scoop on how this lovely sign came together.

Jay Walsh, Head of Communications

9 Responses to “Because We Can builds a 3D sign globe for Wikimedia”

  1. Sudhagar says:

    There is no Indian banks we too can contribute right. Bcoz iam intrested

  2. Lide says:

    i wanna one of this !!!

  3. working on this cool internet site globe.

  4. Zauberer says:

    Wikipedia is a magical website on the www. I just did a donation to it and so you should do, too. Regards, Zauberer

  5. Richard says:

    Is it available at a price in a more miniaturized size as a conversation piece, script identifier, jigsaw puzzle?

  6. Yi says:

    yup~that really brings our new space together in an exciting way~`we can explore the world the knowledge together~~so cooool~haha

  7. Huib! says:

    I don’t think its really different, only some other colours.

  8. Ruslan says:

    Great !! . I think it means that Humans explore the world , and fix the missing parts .

  9. User:Bencmq says:

    Why is this globe different from the logo =D