The Story Behind Stamen Maps

Aug 25, 2015

Stamen is a well-known San Francisco-based design and data visualization studio. Founded by Eric Rodenbeck in 2001, in the aftermath of the dot-com crash. Eric saw what digital media could do and knew he had to merge new digital practices with beauty and artistry. Since then, the studio has grown to a staff of thirteen and has established a reputation for its expertise in creating compelling interactive design and data visualization projects. It remains an independently owned and operated company.

Stamen Map DODOcase Liners

At DODOcase we use two different Stamen Maps to line our Stamen Maps Collection. The first being Toner: These high-contrast B+W (black and white) maps are featured in Stamen's Dotspotting project. They are perfect for data mashups and exploring river meanders and coastal zones. The second being Watercolor: Reminiscent of hand drawn maps, the watercolor maps apply raster effect area washes and organic edges over a paper texture to add warm pop. Watercolor was inspired by the Bicycle Portraits project.

 A Look Back on the History of Maps

Stamen has married modern day technology with the artistry and history of Cartography, which is the art of map making. The mixture of science, math and creativity that goes into map making has been estimated to be around 8,000 years old.

The earliest maps are actually not of this earth, but of the lesser explored regions of the stars, the galaxy, and constellations. From there, our earliest ancestors drew landmarks of their hunting grounds and trade areas on animal skins, clay tables, wood, and leather. Today's modern day maps have descended from the map-making techniques of the ancient Greeks.

Take a look at DODOcase and Stamen's mapped out collection here.

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Feb 18, 2014

Here at DODOcase, we love being able to offer a blank canvas for the imagination and a chance for the user to have a moment to virtually create a case they can look at and be ecstatic about with everyday use. With this comes some of the most entertaining monograms we've seen over the years, encompassing both sides of emotion and personal outlook. What ever it is you decide to put on your DODOcase, keep it coming. We love all aspects of creativity and as they say," To each their own."  If you got one, share one with us below!

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What is your favorite holiday tradition?

Nov 27, 2013

Do you look forward to peeling the potatoes and slicing onions for potato latkes? Sneakily adding a dose of brandy for the perfect glass of eggnog? Braving the outdoors in your snow gear for an all out snowball war? What gets you most excited for the holiday season?

Comment below with your favorite holiday traditions and we will comment back with ours!

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