2023

A big year for big impact. 2023 brought Ashton a wealth of projects we were proud to partner on, especially those focused on building community, both globally and close to home.

Mosey on down for our top themes, projects, and takeaways from the year.

Recognition

We’re grateful to showcase faces that have been previously, and often purposefully, overlooked.

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Baltimore Museum of Industry

Honoring the heroism of food service workers

02

Baltimore National Heritage Area

Centering Black history across Baltimore 

Embodiment

It’s an honor to make visible how much a group or place means to its community.

03

Lexington Market—Seawall Development

Realizing a living institution

04

Lavender Hill—Queer Community Cultural District of Denver

Extolling Queer history and contributions

Empowerment

Work that helps catalyze change is time and brain power well spent.

05

ATTN: x The Climate Pledge

Taking action to change the world

06

Baltimore Design School

Designing for change in our industry

07

Next One Up

Motivating young men in Baltimore City

Definition

Clear boundaries and a positive identity are good for people and places.

08

Franklin Park—DC Department of General Services—Studios

Detailing the largest green space in downtown D.C.

09

Lexington Market Plaza—Seawall Development

Reclaiming a public gathering space 

10

The Six—Transwestern Development Company

Applying an artistic touch

Still cooking

A sneak peek of what’s soon to be released.

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Still learning

Forever nerds at heart, we spent 2023 conquering new skills and connecting with design-minded folk.

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Other extracurriculars included taking a 10-week, “Intro to Modern Type Design” class with Letterform Archive and a branding workshop with Hoodzpah.

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We also seized every chance we had to be out in the world. Here’s a smattering of what caught our eye on last year’s travels.

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Thank you, 2023.

We’re grateful to all of our friends, clients, and partners for making it a memorable year, any way we slice it. 

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