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Introducing Positron & Dark Matter: New Basemap Styles for CartoDB

| 12.01.14

Ready to make lovely maps using open source data on an open source platform? Two new basemap styles — Positron and Dark Matter — are avail...

PLN8 Ep. 4- Alan McConchie & The Maps Underneath

| 03.10.22

Like any good product, a basemap is something most people don’t notice when it’s well-designed. Typically providing context beneath a navi...

Figmasset: reducing design friction while making map markers

| 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 ...

Year Eight at Stamen

| 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...

Our Brilliant Friend: Stamen and OpenStreetMap through the years, part 2

| 05.19.21

A personal history of OpenStreetMap, seen through the eyes of Stamen Design by Alan McConchie, Eric Rodenbeck, and the Stamen Design team Recap In par...

Our Brilliant Friend: Stamen and OpenStreetMap through the years, part 1

| 05.05.21

A personal history of OpenStreetMap, seen through the eyes of Stamen Design by Alan McConchie, Eric Rodenbeck, and the Stamen Design team Stamen and O...