communities description

work/Communities

Interacting with plants at the Exploratorium

The Exploratorium reached out to Stamen to help with an installation for their exhibit, ¡Plantásticas!, which provides a unique exploration of the plant world in California through diverse perspectives. We worked with their team to create an eng...

Pro Choice America

NARAL, the political and grassroots arm of the pro-choice movement, organized the March for Women’s Lives on Washington, D.C., on, April 25, 2004. We designed and built a structure to visually represent both the march’s massive turnout and it...

Ed Ruscha’s Photo Archive for the Getty Institute

In 1966, Ed Ruscha drove along the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Using a motorized camera mounted on the back of a pickup truck, he methodically photographed all of the buildings on each side of the street. He ha...

Nike Grid

“What’s particularly cool about the competition is the GRID website, where Nike not only tallies scores but is also serving up visualizations of the race. Since it’s collecting data all the time—every time a competitor makes a call fro...

Airbnb

We designed a set of maps for Airbnb, showing the explosive growth of the service from the time it started in 2008 to 2011. The first visualization represents Airbnb’s top 50 markets. The thickness of the lines corresponds to the relative volume...

Where Does The Money Go?

In mid-2011, Esquire magazine challenged five designers, architects, and artists to recreate the map of America to reflect the state of the union in 2012. Stamen was one of them, and Esquire’s instructions to us ...

Seattle City Energy Benchmarking

Developed in partnership with the City Energy Project, these Energy Benchmarking tools are designed to help cities communicate about commercial property energy usage and trends. Launched in 2015 and since customized by specific...

HERE XYZ

We are often asked to provide feedback on map platforms and features from both GIS software providers and corporations who roll their own technology, before they are made available to the public. As alpha consumers ...

Global Superdiversity with the Max Planck Institute

Urban populations today show fluctuating combinations of nationality, ethnicity,...

Facebook Flowers

Facebook Flowers diagrams the viral activity that followed George Takei sharing a picture on Facebook. Each share generates a thread, and follow-on shares continue as extensions of that strand, blooming as the picture is passed from friend to frie...