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PLN8 Ep. 2- Catalina Perez & The Art of Explaining Things

Amira Hankin | 01.13.22

While there’s beauty in the act of observing the world, there’s more than a little artistry in the practice of deciphering and communicating it. I...

PLN8 Ep. 1- Eric Rodenbeck & Mapping Emotions

Ross Thorn | 12.09.21

Combining scientific research with spiritual illumination is hard work. But when you're presented with an idea for a map of emotions by some of the wo...

Announcing PLN8 – A new podcast by Stamen

Ross Thorn | 12.02.21

Announcing our new podcast about data, design, and the people that bring them to life....

Figmasset: reducing design friction while making map markers

Steve Bennett | 09.20.21

When we’re rapidly iterating on creative map designs at Stamen, one source of friction is testing new map icons in a live map. Designers often have ...

The Election Ring Map sneaks into Ken Field’s new “Thematic Mapping” textbook

The Election Ring Map sneaks into Ken Field’s new “Thematic Mapping” textbook

Alan McConchie | 08.26.21

Last November, as part of Stamen’s 2020 roundup of presidential election maps (“We design maps for a living. Here’s who got the 2020 election ri...

Year Eight at Stamen

Alan McConchie | 07.19.21

In July 2015, after my first two years at Stamen, I wrote a blog post called “Year Two at Stamen”, and followed it up in December 2018 with anothe...