Stamen’s New Web App Draws Watercolor Maps

Some people just see the world in a more colorful way… and this new web app from Stamen proves it. Working much like any other web based mapping system, users simply type in what town or city they want to see and swish… the page is populated with a beautifully rendered watercolor-like map. Towns appear awash in colorful blues, greens and reds that neatly bleed into their neighbors in gradient pools. Lines appear sometimes wide and sometimes narrow in the organic, rounded style of the wet art form.

Psychedelic Real Estate Maps

These colorful maps were created by Stamen Design to illustrate San Francisco’s real estate market. Using vibrantly hued circles, the Cheerio Maps depict various home prices in the city, allowing users to quickly see how property values compare around the Bay area.