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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.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Karma Nightclub Competition 2010




Karl Power


Sean Roxenham

Karma nightclub called in again this year, and have just confirmed that the three winning entries for this year’s backdrop are Karl Power, Will Purcell & Barry Smyth, and Sean Roxenham. Karl wins a state of the art Apple laptop for his trouble. Congratulations to all!

1st Year Design (Communications): Typography


Christina Connolly

Irina Mats

Brian Warrilow

Brendan C Ennis Jr

Karen Lyons

Adam Ryan

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Cocaine Awareness Poster Competition


Deirdre Boland

Audrey Smith

Sean Roxenham

Under the government’s National Drugs Strategy 01-‘08, the Midland Regional Drugs Task Force (MRDTF) is one of ten set up in the country. The aim of the MRDTF is to deliver a more co-ordinated response to tackling the problem of drug misuse in Counties Laois, Offaly, Longford and Westmeath. In 2008, Mr Pat Carey T.D., the former Minister of State at the Department of Community Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs with responsibility for the National Drugs Strategy, allocated once off funding to the Midland Regional Drugs Task Force to run a Cocaine Awareness Campaign.

One of the initiatives that the Task Force ran in relation to the funding allocated was an initiative in conjunction with Athlone Institute of Technology (Health Promotion, graphic design and student union department) and the Health Service Executive Health Promotion Service. The initiative was to run a cocaine poster competition which was open to third year graphic design students at AIT. The students began designing their posters in September 2009, and the three winning entries are shown above. The launch and prize giving for the competition will take place on Thursday 15th April 2010 at 3pm at AIT.


Thursday, March 18, 2010

Upcoming: 2nd year stop-frame animation








Some stills from the year two second semester Image Making brief - a group project teaching students about stop-frame animation. We'll upload the videos when the project is complete in four weeks time.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Year 2 Design (Communications) Double Page Spreads



Ciaron Fitzpatrick


Anna Kuc


Claire Gill


Maria O’Brien

Hot off the printers, 2nd year Design (Communications) have just finished their double page spread project, with the usual array of topics and approaches to show. Ciaron’s very mature typographic interpretation of an article on the earthquake in Haiti comes first, followed by Anna’s article on Crash Blossoms - what happens when tabloid editors take out too many words in a headline resulting in nonsense sentences that can be interpreted in the wrong way. Claire found an article in Baseline magazine that had the audacity to criticize that venerable institution known as Gill Sans, and Maria’s article on Fashion and the Cult of Celebrity pretty much speaks for itself.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

CAO Portfolio Assessment Dates 2010

For those of you who have applied to study either the three year Level 7 course or the four year Level 8 course this year, the dates for portfolio assessment are as follows:

April 13th - 16th inclusive and April 20th - 23rd inclusive.

All portfolio assessments happen at the main AIT campus on the old Dublin road, and we’ll be writing to you with your specific date and time for attendance in the next fortnight.