Bucky Fuller was a “non-conforming misfit.” Following his expulsion from Harvard (twice!), and his discharge from World War I military service, Bucky started an unsuccessful building company. Following his removal as president of his company, and the death of his 4 year old daughter, Fuller was on the verge of suicide.
While contemplating his death, he experienced a vision that changed his purpose in life, and chose to embark on "an experiment, to find what a single individual could contribute to changing the world and benefiting all humanity." Fuller began to teach at the influential Black Mountain College in North Carolina during his summers. Through this environment of professors and students, he developed the design for the geodesic dome. The best example of this design is seen in the Montreal Biosphére, which he designed for the U.S. Pavillion at Expo ‘67 in Montreal.
Buckminster Fuller was an architect, systems theorist, author, designer, inventor, futurist, and misfit. We designed a series of biodome shirts as an homage to his pioneering spirit, and are donating a percentage of proceeds from these products to the Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund in New York.