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We've been designing and building maps and data visualizations in San Francisco's Mission District for happy clients since 2001. Stamen is a 100% independently owned and operated company.

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Since 2001, Stamen has developed a reputation for beautiful and technologically sophisticated projects in a diverse range of commercial and cultural settings. We work and play with a surprising and growing range of collaborators: financial institutions, artists and architects, car manufacturers, design agencies, museums, technology firms, political action committees, and universities.

Rush Limbaugh calls our work "utterly preposterous and "bohunk computer modeling" and we think that's just terrific.

Find out more about who we are, or view Stamen client work and research projects. A selection of essays and works-in-progress may be found at our studio blog.

Read about Stamen in: The New York Times | The New York Times (2) | The New York Times (3) | The Wall Street Journal | Forbes | The Economist | The New York Times | CNN | The Guardian | Esquire and Contagious | Wired UK | Fast Company (2) (3)

The latest:

National Geographic: Amazonia

Since 1915, the National Geographic Society has been making some of the best maps the world has ever seen. So we were honored, humbled, and maybe even a little nervous when we got the opportunity to work closely with the Nat Geo team designing and building an interactive feature all about the Amazon.

Surging Seas: Mapping Choices

Mapping Choices lays out starkly the stakes of carbon emissions over the next several decades.

Open Terrain

We're designing a worldwide terrain map and making all the data all available in one place, for free, funded by the Knight Foundation

Eric at EYEO: How to (keep) running a successful data visualization design studio

Custom Cartography