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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, January 22, 2010

SHAG Week Beermats



Laura Gibbons


Karl Power


Joanne Holohan

Second Year Design (Communications) students got a short, sharp shock for a project when they came back after Christmas. In conjunction with the Healthy Campus initiative at AIT, they were asked to design a double-sided beermat to promote Sexual Health Awareness Week which runs for the first week in February.

The brief was very clear - get the message across about preventing the spread of sexually transmitted infections by protecting yourself, and getting tested for STI’s if you haven't been too careful. Laura’s mat got first prize and is off to print today, and Karl’s came second. Joanne came third, and we just got her artwork!

We’ll post some of the others that didn't make the cut - this was a five day brief because there’s nothing like a real world deadline to sharpen the senses after Christmas!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Graphic Design for Digital Downloads





Karl Power

Radiohead’s free digital download bundle for ‘These Are My Twisted Words’ inspired this project. In previous posts on the blog, we featured a music graphics project early last year, and decided to move with the times - how best could our students apply their skills to design for music downloads?

Rather than just getting a digital booklet with the tune or album that’s bought, we got them to look at cut out and keep/self-construct formats that echoed the songs they chose, and worked from there. Karl’s work is for Radiohead’s ‘Let Down’, and suits the mood perfectly. We'll upload more results from this project in the next couple of days.

Athlone Castle - A Typographic Interpretation


Niall Warde

Ray O’ Donovan

Katinka Van Nulck

Anita Jezuit