Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Doing amazing things in Pakistan & Haiti

| Posted by: Allen Ashton | 5 Nov 2010 | Leave a Comment

Upon hearing about the Cholera situation in Haiti, Dr. Dolhun, Founder of Drip Drop, a company making a great tasting ORS solution, immediately put a team together and headed to Haiti with Drip Drop on board. We scrambled as a group to get interim packaging finished in time for his trip. It is fantastic to have a client that puts himself out there, right along with the product. You can see a short video of Dr. Dolhun and his efforts in Pakistan and Haiti here.

40 years of graphic design at Chico State

| Posted by: Allen Ashton | 8 Oct 2010 | 2 Comments

I used this book extensively when I took my first graphic design class back in 1982 at CSUC. It has been with me from office to office for all these years. There is something about how basic it is that I really like…brief and to the point. So much has changed since this book was written, but I think it still really holds up. There is a design reunion happening in Chico coming up soon….should be quite an event.

The letter…a good idea for AT&T

| Posted by: Allen Ashton | 17 Sep 2010 | 1 Comment


I just received a letter from AT&T thanking me and explaining how they intend to make my experience with them better. I have always been an advocate for the well executed letter…one that has real information and is signed by a real person. It feels like a potential start to a conversation. It feels authentic. The truth is I have been frustrated with the cell service of AT&T, but this letter helps a bit in changing my perception of how they are addressing the problem.

Levi’s made in the USA…good idea.

| Posted by: Allen Ashton | 9 Aug 2010 | 3 Comments

Great Blog post by Cory Warren at LS&Co. It is nice to see 501’s being made in the USA again. I hope this is the start of a great trend. I hope the prices come down and people recognize that it does make a difference where they are made. It comes down to authenticity.

Fascinating look at news across the country

| Posted by: Allen Ashton | 4 Aug 2010 | 1 Comment

screen shot of newseum in DC

I love this site. I keep coming back to it for getting a quick read on major headlines across the country. Interesting how headlines get spun regionally. I need to put this on the list of places to see in DC.