The Riveter | An Introduction

At the very center of a compass is a diagram representing the four major winds and the 32 points where those winds cross paths. The diagram is over 700 years old, created by some of the world’s first cartographers who named the diagram “the compass rose.” The name, the diagram and the human desire to find our place in the crosswinds and paths haven’t changed. We still see the compass rose at the heart of modern compasses, even if the tools themselves have become more tricked-out.

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