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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.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Job Ad, Horseware Ireland


In case anyone’s looking for employment at the minute - this has just been sent into us.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

2nd Year Design (Communications) - T Shirts



Karl Power


Ciaran Fitzpatrick


Joanne Holohan

George Beattie

Second Year Design (Communications) have just completed their first project - designing T-Shirts for a chosen topic/event/cause, and some of the results are posted above.

Karl’s Helvetica T’s demonstrate his love of that typeface, while Ciaran’s long sleeve tee folds into a face mask as protection from swine flu. Joanne’s is about the day-to-day behaviour that irritates cohabiting couples, and George’s is about mining minerals in the Congo for the manufacture of i-Pods, laptops and digital cameras that has so far claimed the lives of five million people.

More to come from this group shortly.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Catalogue Of Change






Irina Mats

1st Year Design Communications are about to complete their first project entitled ‘Catalogue of Change’, in which they were asked to choose a subject that they could inflict change upon, or would change naturally itself over time in five visually diverse stages. Irina Mats’ completed pieces are shown above - her subject was glass - and she finished a week early. More results from this to come next Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Hard Working Class Heroes

Brian Fitzgerald, a recent graduate who we’ve featured in various blogposts in the past, has just contacted us to let us know that he’s been selected to exhibit his photography at the ‘Hard Working Class Heroes’ music event happening in Dublin from the 16th - 18th October this year.

You can view his flickr album of the Notting Hill Carnival by doing the following:
Go to www.hwch.net -
Click on ‘Photography’ at the top of the page -
Click on ‘Brian Wormeater’ in the left hand column of names - he assures me the spelling is a typo...

Enjoy.

Darkroom Notes


James Delaney


Karen Lyons


Brendan C Ennis Jr

We’re just over a month into the new semester, and the first exercises and projects are nearing completion - our posting rate will start to improve shortly! Above are some examples of first years’ intial experimentation with photograms in the darkroom - more of these, and first handprints coming soon.