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Dec 5, 2008

Stamen in Contagious and Esquire

Stamen's had two nice pieces of press lately. We were featured among Esquire's "new cartographers" (along with Laura Kurgan and Sense Networks) in their "Best and Brightest" issue (out now - it's the one with Vince Vaughan on the cover), for our recent SFMOMA Artscope project. And the studio is the subject of an essay in this quarter's Contagious Magazine. Huzzah!

Stamen & SFMOMA in Esquire  

They're both nice pieces—I'm particularly happy that the editors of both magazines took the time to talk with our clients at Trulia, Digg, LOCOG, and SFMOMA for the articles. The Contagious article in particular (8 pages!) is the best and longest overview of the studio's work and working process that I've seen: it really goes into depth on the relation that exploratory work like Crimespotting has to the overall picture of what we're doing, talks about the value of using data visualization to help brand companies as trustworthy, and there's even a nod to the flower-based cross-pollinating impulse that gave us our name. Jess Greenwood's graciously provided us with a pdf of the article; find the whole thing here. It's a lush and beautiful magazine; you can subscribe here.

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