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Stamen maps in Dodocase


I’m pleased to announce another product offering from Stamen; to satisfy your map object cravings, we’re partnering with the smarties at Dodocase to bring you custom wooden iPad cases, with maps from themaps.stamen.com project on the inside.

For now, they’re available in two styles: a modified version of Toner called Toner-lines and Watercolor, and in three cities: our hometown of San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. We’re starting with these for now, and hope to iterate with new styles and cities in the near future.

So far New York is the clear winner sales-wise, with San Francisco a close second and LA lagging farther behind than we were expecting. I think this is because NY and SF have the benefit of clear geographic boundaries and classic coastlines; in order to get all of LA in the frame you have to zoom out pretty far and it doesn’t look like much. So I’m looking for feedback on what a better view of LA would be — maybe I can get some enterprising mapmakers to head over to maps.stamen.com and build me an image of your LA? And if you’d like to see other cities in a Dodocase, you know how to find us, so please let us know.

(Indicentally, savvy viewers will note that the case with San Francisco in it actually has an iPad with a background image of the eastern side of the city itself, just to give you a sense of the level of detail the good people at DODO bring to their endeavors)

The partnership with DODO is giving me something I’ve wanted for a while now: the ability to set a process in motion and then make changes to it depending on what happens in the marketplace. What we can do now is release a product, in fairly short order see how the different products are doing, and adjust accordingly. So that’s fun.

Here’s Toner:

and here’s Watercolor:

And check out that ribbon!

They’re available for the iPad mini, you can customize them over here, and there’s an interview with me on the Dodocase blog. Go DODO!

Published: 08.02.13
Updated: 12.08.21

About Stamen

Stamen is a globally recognized strategic design partner and one of the most established cartography and data visualization studios in the industry. For over two decades, Stamen has been helping industry giants, universities, and civic-minded organizations alike bring their ideas to life through designing and storytelling with data. We specialize in translating raw data into interactive visuals that inform, inspire and incite action. At the heart of this is our commitment to research and ensuring we understand the challenges we face. We embrace ambiguity, we thrive in data, and we exist to build tools that educate and inspire our audiences to act.