Thursday, February 2, 2017

You'll Have the Whole World in Your Hands

In another one of those jobs that sound more interesting than the one you've got now and which you may never have realized existed until now, the Bellerby & Co. Globemakers are taking applications to be an apprentice globe maker.

The trick is that Bellerby globes are hand-painted rather than printed out, meaning that quite some time -- as long as six months -- can elapse between when you get hired and when you're actually making a real globe. The painting is done on shaped strips of paper called "gores," which are pieced together on a sphere in order to make the globe. It's obviously easy to make a mistake in matching the lines across the different gores, so the process requires a lot of practice.

And you don't even want to think about what happens when you get a globe gore too warm...

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