In 2020 the UN celebrated its 75th anniversary. Since the challenge of day 5 of the #30daymapchallenge was to create a "blue" map, we decided to recreate the probably most famous map-based logo in the world using d3 and react-simple-maps.
This map recreation is based on the well-known and widely used flag version of the logo in blue and white. It uses an Azimuthal Equidistant projection with five concentric circles, based on a graticule in 30° (latitude) and 45° (longitude) steps. The map extends to 60° south latitude as per the original emblem specs.
We also used the official colours, a white map and graticule against a light blue background (set in Pantone PMS 279).
The original UN logo was created by a team of designers during the United Nations Conference on International Organization in 1945. The design team was led by Oliver Lincoln Lundquist.
Information about the logo was taken from UN.org