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Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
The Blogsite for Design At AIT, showcasing the work of the students on the BA in Design [Communications], BA[Hons] in Design in Visual Communications, and the BA[Hons] in Design for Digital Media courses at the Athlone Institute of Technology.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Opening Tonight!

Okay - at 6.30pm you can...

Wish us luck!





We open proceedings tonight at 6.30pm at our Northgate Street Campus, in the centre of Athlone town. Just a note to thank David Rooney who’s fast becoming our new best friend. David agreed to open the shows for us again this year at very short notice - thanks David! 

All are welcome this evening if you're in the Athlone area, or passing through to the west for the long weekend - drop in for a viewing!

Yarn Bomb Me.





Ciara Downes, BA(Hons) in Design in Visual Communication

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Test Cards...



Anna Kuc

1st Year Design (Communications) finished the year with Bible Studies - well, it wouldn't be right if there wasn't some sort of moral instruction included in their education at this delicate stage of their careers. Anna Kuc chose the Book of Tobit and The Book of Luke to design new covers for, and very much enjoyed reading about burning fish entrails to cast out demons, and the parable of the seeds falling on a variety of different soil types. Our favourite part is the Penguin logo in the little pocket, top right on each cover.

We’ll post more work from other years while the Degree shows work their way onto the walls.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Hot Press Magazine - Current Edition

The edition of Hot Press magazine that hit the newstands yesterday - with The Script on the cover - features four more illustrations from the two-day session with David Rooney that we blogged about a couple of weeks back. Kamila Bartuzi, Alan Casey, Anne-Marie Smith and Michaela Murphy have their work published as part of the ‘Gaza On The Brink’ article on pages 55-57. Thanks again to David and the team at Hot Press.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Level 8 BA(Hons) in Design in Visual Communications - A Sneak Preview...


Ciara Killalea



Pamela Higgins

Level 7 BA in Design (Communications) - Sneak Preview...

Caitriona Murphy


Deirdre Orme

Here’s a small preview of the work from two of the Level 7 students graduating this year - Caitriona Murphy and Deirdre Orme. Each student from the Level 7 and Level 8 courses will have an individual blog post with a description of their final project work, and images of their overall show in the coming week.

Some Other Good News...

Niamh Ryan, David O’Carroll and Christopher Foley have just been offered places - pending results - on the MA in Digital Media course at DIT, and Ciara Killalea has just been offered a place on the MA in Graphic Design at the University of the Arts, London - Chelsea division. 

Well done all!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2nd Year Design (Communications)


Adrienne Dermody - Journal Brief



Joseph O’Brien - Journey Brief

Shown above are two samples of work by the 2nd year Design (Communications) students who we haven’t seen much of on the blog to date - they covered a wide range of project work including packaging something that would make their lives better, interpretations of the Delcaration of Human Rights, the journey project and stop frame animation, to name just a few. 

We show the pieces above as they're also the first ‘proper’ pieces of Image Making we’ve featured on the blog - more of this to come.


Build, Build, Build...






Some rough cuts from today... more tomorrow.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Year Three Visual Communications


Edel Flynn - Mental Health Ireland Logo


Edel Flynn - Type Factory/ISTD

Tracey Deeley - 10 Things/ISTD

Kamila Bartuzi - How Are We Now?


Susanne Sweetman - Three Minutes/ISTD


Kevin Doyle - Three Minutes/ISTD





Aoife Farrell - 10 Things/ISTD

It’s the end of the year for the third year students on the four year programme, and they've produced some very interesting work in the last four and a half months. From three day projects to week-long projects, the ISTD, Mental Health Ireland and How Are We Now, there’s great variety and individuality strongly showing through, as you can see in the images hosted above.