Archive for the ‘Stamen’ tag
The speaker at today’s CreativeMornings/SanFrancisco is Eric Rodenbeck, founder and creative director of Stamen Design. He has been working in and on and around interactive design since 1997, working to extend the boundaries of online media and live information visualization.
Above are some of the visualizations created by Stamen Design. Check out their website for more amazing work integrating interactive maps and visualization tools.
Thanks to a tweet from Tom Uglow, I happened across these wonderful watercolour maps from Stamen design. I’ve long been a fan of Stamen’s visualisation work. They were one of FastCompany’s 50 most innovative companies last year and have done some great work with MTV, MSNBC, BMW, Digg and LOCOG which I’m a fan of. But their work exploring cartography is particularly special (checkout the rather lovely Pretty Maps project as well). The watercolor maps “apply raster effect area washes and organic edges over a paper texture” in a process that reads like an artist describing how they created an original work of art. No surprise then, that the result is artful, organic and beautiful and has brought a very human warmth to something that is commonly treated in such a functional way. Truly exceptional.
Plan Your Road Trip and Pick the Best Weather Along the Way with the Weather Channel’s Trip Planner [Travel]
There are lots of great road trip planning tools, but if you’d like one specifically designed to ensure the most sunshine along the way, this webapp’s for you. Created by design studio Stamen for the Weather Channel, the app forecasts the weather along your route and also shows you nearby attractions. More »