Ashton Design is One of Five Finalists in New City Gateway Signage Contest
For Immediate Release
Sept. 28, 2015 Baltimore, MD — Ashton Design is excited to be one of five finalists chosen for the competition to design new city gateway signage. Last Friday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced the five finalists, which also includes Baltimore’s Jillian + M Design and Post Typography as well as Chicago’s Krivanek +Breaux/ Art + Design and Miami’s R & R Studios.
With over 30 years of designing identity, print, digital and environment executions for schools and universities, private and public companies, artists, firms, sports stadiums and non-profit organizations, Ashton Design loves the idea of creating the entry gateways for those living in, working in, visiting, passing through, or returning to Baltimore City.
“While our projects takes us all over the country, we love working in our own hometown the most,” says Creative Director Alexey Ikonomou. “We see it as the ultimate in dream jobs. It allows us to make an impression–an authentic impression representative of the creativity and diversity of this great city–and our team can’t wait to dive in.”
In August, The City of Baltimore and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts in collaboration with the Baltimore City Department of Transportation issued requests for qualifications from designers or design teams for the purpose of creating new Baltimore City gateway signage. Finalists have until October 25 to submit their proposal showing their concept and visual solutions for the signage including a budget and timeline after which time a winner will be selected by a jury.
Ashton Design is a multidisciplinary design firm with an international reputation for design leadership in the practice of identity and experience design for people, places, businesses and organizations.