Stamen Design

The City from The Valley


ZERO1 Garage
439 South First Street San Jose, CA 95113
United States
37° 19' 45.354" N, 121° 53' 9.1824" W

Commissioned by ZERO1 and presented with the support of the James Irvine Foundation

Silicon Valley is a place of dynamism and change, consumption and destruction. Its modern history is a continuous series of disruptions, from Gold Rush to hi-speed wi-fi Google bus. The Eye of Sauron is turning from Stanford to The City. Fundamental shifts are underway in the relationship between city and valley. Stamen Design will investigate the flows of people to, from, and within this transient, attractive place.

Stamen is a design and technology studio based in San Francisco's Mission District. We design and build technically sophisticated and visually arresting projects for commercial clients, non- profits, open-source bodies and museums. We work for companies like MTV, the FCC, MoMA, National Geographic and Twitter. The studio's consistent investigation of "the next most obvious thing" has let us pursue mapping and data visualization projects across multiple disciplines: science, real estate, social network activity, open data, local and government, public infrastructure, and publishing. We think about how to present data in ways that people haven't seen before, and our projects delight as well as inform. We have also been thinking a lot about paper lately, and textiles. Stamen was founded in 2001 by Eric Rodenbeck.

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