Check out the latest post at Black Maps wherein the Sunshine Superboy goes on about Bucky, Tattoos, and New Cartographic Directions and various attempts to "peel" the Earth and create a flat map with minimal distortion. Among the projections featured is the Dymaxion Map by Buckminster Fuller
Further reading on the topic led me to the Earth Icosahedron* cut-out project found on the Views of the Solar System website:
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Within about 15 minutes, I had cut-out and assembled my own Icosahedron Earth:
*Dungeons & Dragons players: Think d20.