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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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Shotgun Magazine

Generated Image studies, for Shotgun Magazine

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These studies were generated using scanned flowers (always dear to our hearts here at Stamen), iterated over time in different ways. The idea is that digital authoring tools like Flash can be used to force a collaborative work process with the machine: set up some rules, tweak their parameters, and see what comes out the other side.

It’s what Malcolm McCullough calls “directed design,” a rapid prototyping process that allows for a greater richness and variety in outcomes that would otherwise be available.

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