Beautiful Stamen Watercolour Maps paper

Here at Newspaper Club, a world leader in the uploading and ordering of PDFs for newspaper printing, we have always been big fans Stamen’s work.

Stamen Maps Newspaper

You can imagine our excitement when the order came in for a paper full of their new watercolour maps! Stamen have recently released three different map visual styles for use with OpenStreetMap under a Creative Commons licence*.

Stamen Maps Newspaper

They wanted to make a paper for the recent Where 2.0 conference in San Francisco. The paper features pull out posters of different cities using the gorgeous watercolour map. The watercolour treatment seems to really suit the texture of newsprint.

Stamen Maps Newspaper

Stamen Maps Newspaper

Holy smoke, that finished paper is a beautiful thing. I think I might get my copy framed.

Stamen Maps Newspaper

* This post was written by Art, it’s highly likely I got some of the map terminology wrong. Sorry for that.

Posted by Ben | Comments (4)

Filed under: art, case studies


  1. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 at 7:03 pm
    Happy Customer! Permalink

    Hi – George from Stamen here. Just wanted to thank you again for your fantastic service. We were thrilled to get the papers on time, and looking so lovely! Thank you!

  2. Tue, 17 Apr 2012 at 7:18 pm
    ian Permalink

    That looks gorgeous! Is there any way to order a copy of one of those?


  3. Tue, 1 May 2012 at 2:01 am
    Misty Permalink

    These are lovely. How can I order a copy? Or, even better, a print of my hometown?

    Is it possible to print a selection from the Stamen site.

    Great work.

  4. Fri, 12 Oct 2012 at 3:05 pm
    Harry Wood Permalink

    I’m enjoying stamen’s watercolour maps as my macbook desktop background using Tom Taylor’s “Satellite Eyes” app

    @Misty well you could find your hometown on here: then screenshot and send to print, or stitch a big hi-res image together using this thing:!z%2F!x%2F!y.jpg

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