by Ashton Design
Ashton Design has been responsible for developing and maintaining the Oriole Park complete graphic vision since 1992, taking inspiration from the team and city history.
They did a refreshment for the 20th anniversary, adding to its color palette five gradations of color from yellow to Oriole orange, complementing the iconic red brick warehouse façade and the standard Camden green of the 1890s Baltimore Baseball Club. They also created new names and graphics, designed numbers sculptures, created new murals featuring songs, developed team history displays, and enhanced the wayfinding.
Ashton Design used its extensive research for each area of the park. The physics of baseball are used to teach at the Carvel Kids’ Corner. ‘Bubblehead’ sculptures are used in the main entrance to represent logos from 1960s, 1970s, and 2002. Rick Dempsey as a catcher in 1983 is the inspiration to the interior decoration of the Dempsey’s Brew Pub and Restaurant.
The letters at the entrance were hand made by Glen Rock, Penn. in stainless steel, and helped make Memorial Stadium a landmark, and harkened back to the city’s steelmaking, industrial heritage.
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