Stamen is a design and technology studio in San Francisco.

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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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“Honey, in this business, you've always got to get there the firstest with the mostest and the newest.”
—Chick Webb, advice to Ella Fitzgerald

These are examples of Stamen's research projects. Experimental and client work have a way of feeding into one another: the crossover process enriches both. Stamen doesn't believe in a clear separation between ideas and technology, or between client work and research work. For us, they're intermingled, and we look for ways to enrich our work and play with whatever new tools become available. These projects are the results of, as well as jumping off points for, further investigations.

The CIty from the Valley


Walking Papers

Tile Drawer

Grey Area: Tenderloin Dynamic




Mapping photos on with Mappr

In The News/Vox Delicii

Graffiti Archaeology