infovore + stamen   16

stamen design | Stamen's Checklist for Maps
Yep, this all seems like a very good list to me. Filed away for the next time I have to do anything with maps.
stamen  code  interaction  maps  guidelines 
june 2014 by infovore
stamen design | Two Talks in Austin
Both of these are great, and express some of what I've been trying to say in recent talks far better than I've expressed myself.
stamen  georgeoates  design  datavisualisation  materials  exploration  process 
october 2013 by infovore
stamen design | Turning medical data into artful data viz
"When I started the installation, people passing by would see me draped in cables and ask if I was making the world's biggest Xbox or something. Then when it was done, they would stop and say 'Dude, that's awesome!' You don't get that visceral reaction to online work so much—at least, not so you can hear it in person."
datavisualisation  thingsintheworld  stamen  dataviz  installation 
october 2013 by infovore
stamen design | Questions from Webstock
"Beer comes before agriculture. Gardens too. There are too many generational steps involved between grasses in their natural form and wheat worth harvesting for agriculture to be the thing people were shooting for when they domesticated plants. Drugs and beer and pretty flowers, on the other hand, can be made from a single generation of garden from wildflowers.

We talk all the time about data visualizations and maps that are useful. We don't talk at all about data visualizations and maps that delight you and make you laugh. We should." Yes, Eric.
stamen  ericrodenbeck  delight  utility  play  joy 
march 2013 by infovore
week 1,835: leaving stamen (tecznotes)
"It was like graduate school, art school, and business school all rolled into one and I feel ready to explore in some new directions. For the moment, that means catching up on things: sleep, books, hacking and design projects, exercise, regular blogging, and more. Soon, it will mean looking at new possibilities. For the moment, I don’t know what awaits me in the after but if you’re up for lunch I’m probably game." What a nine years, though. Well done, Mike. I look forward to what happens next.
stamen  migurski  work 
january 2013 by infovore
The City from the Valley, 2012 | Stamen Design
"That's when we realized how big this was, and that we'd need outside help. We enlisted people to go to stops, measure traffic and count people getting off and on and we hired bike messengers to see where the buses went. The cyclists used Field Papers to transcribe the various routes and what they found out, which we recompiled back into a database of trips, stops, companies and frequency. At a rough estimate, these shuttles transport about 40% of the amount of passengers Caltrain moves each day." This is brilliant.
stamen  transit  maps  sf  siliconvalley 
september 2012 by infovore
stamen design | Stamen in Icon 109
"I'm super happy with the resulting portrait of where the studio is now: 13 people, working in a garden in the middle of a vibrant city, a strong ethic, and maps and visualizations in active use by the public." A lovely description - it's a brilliant office to be in. Also, they totally have a piano. And: how lovely to see the maps laid out: seeing this issue, it reminds me just how beautiful many of them are, and how well they stand the test of time - Cabspotting, for instance, is increasingly iconic.
stamen  graphics  design  cartography  art  maps 
july 2012 by infovore
stamen design | Weather weather everywhere
Some really good "show everything" in this post about a new Stamen project.
showeverything  maps  stamen  weather 
june 2012 by infovore
stamen design | Watercolor Textures
"The process of going back and forth from painting to the computer became a continuous cycle. Midway through as I became more and more familiar with the outcome of how the actual texture would appear on the screen when tiled, my painting process became more specific to achieve the desired texture, color, darkness, stroke, range of value that I wanted for each feature on the map." Lovely stuff from Geraldine on painting, textures, and process.
painting  texture  design  maps  process  stamen  watercolour 
march 2012 by infovore
stamen design | Esquire: where the maps come from
"I've often felt a sense of sadness that it's only the final piece that sees the light of day; there's a lightness to the experimentation that goes into the early parts of projects, when you're not worried so much about final implementation and instead can just play. We're going to start exposing some of this process, and this post is about the thinking that went into http://migration.stamen.com/, a recent project for Esquire Magazine." Lovely post from Stamen about the early stages of invention for this project.
showeverything  stamen  design  maps  invention 
february 2012 by infovore
angry, productive birds (tecznotes)
"You can control time when you can see it." Things I like here: half-day resolution; tracking time as a group, rather than solo activity; the value of projects that may be numerically "over budget". Meetings as "0" is interesting; I'm not sure about that yet.
management  project  stamen  mikemigurski  software 
december 2011 by infovore
[map=yes]
"Designers get handed a tool kit that has as many tools as a good swiss army knife, and the maps reflect these tools. Millions of people use them to make appointments across town, find restaurants, and drive home for the holidays.

But what if, instead of a swiss army knife, we used a box of crayons? Or charcoal and newsprint? Or play-doh? What would those maps look like? What could they tell us about the world?"
data  design  maps  mapping  stamen  whynotmakeitpretty 
july 2011 by infovore
Super Ball XLV
"Data combined with narrative creates personality. It can be used to construct a larger and richer history around a subject.

The world is already divided in to two camps: People who are going to watch the Super Ball and those who aren't. This is an opportunity to delight the former and reach the latter, by providing a larger and more playful cast of characters to describe the events during the game." Nice!
football  stamen  superbowl  actors  twitter  iot 
february 2011 by infovore
stamen design | Nike Grid: Using London's phone boxes as goal posts
"Today's video is 'Boys vs Girls', showing the relative points and badges etc. accumulated by boys vs. girls over the course of the day. It ends with a "get running, girls!" message, and I love that data visualization is being used as a way for a brand to tell a story, in something close to real time, in a specific way tailored to the events on the ground."
narrative  visualisation  stories  nikegrid  stamen 
october 2010 by infovore
[this is aaronland] [that is all]
"It is difficult and sad to leave Flickr but I have no regrets. If you asked me whether I'd do it again and what I'd do differently I'd tell you that I'd do it again in a heartbeat and the only thing I'd change would be to try to do it harder and louder and faster than we already did. The good news is that I've accepted a position to frolic around and play with the trouble-makers that are Stamen Design because "it seems like too good an opportunity and one that I would always wonder about if I'd said no"." This is awesome and exciting.
straup  aaronstraupcope  flickr  stamen  awesome 
november 2009 by infovore
Trulia Snapshot: Images and Maps of Homes for Sale
"Snapshot provides an alternative view of listings from Trulia and was developed in collaboration with Stamen Design." Beautiful - great connection between filmstrip and main panel, and the motion blur hits the delight sensor on the head.
stamen  trulia  maps  mapping  realestate  visualisation  property  flash  infographics  dataviz 
may 2008 by infovore

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