Design Finds with Jennifer Marchant

Libraries are an endless source of inspiration. In our series of designers accessing SLQ’s collections, we discover the process followed by Brisbane visual communicator Jennifer Marchant who researched the serendipitous connection of Queensland creatives living in the suburb of Yeronga. What was your approach to finding objects in the SLQ collections? I have long been intrigued by my local … Read more

Design Finds with Nicole Phillips

Libraries are sometimes an overlooked resource in a designer’s toolkit. We are pleased to share Queensland designers’ experiences of exploring the State Library’s excellent collection of books, objects and other ephemera. APDL spoke to graphic designer, Nicole Phillips, of Typograph.her who spent some time exploring the treasures held within the State Library’s repository and presented her “design finds” to … Read more

Think Outside with Min Choi

Next week our second Think Outside event will tackle the issue of Design and Conflict: Communicate.  Please meet our special international guest speaker – esteemed graphic designer Min Choi of Sulki and Min. Learn more about Min and what motivates him to design. What does a typical day look like for you? I get up to feed my baby around … Read more

The APDL Roadshow!

Before he jumped on a plane and shipped his life off to Berlin, one of our fantastic rockstar volunteers Michael ‘Fletch’ Fletcher took the initiative to make contact with many of the South-East Queensland design colleges and universities to introduce the APDL. Given that our APDL team has been very small for most of it’s … Read more

Debbie Millman

On the 26 February Portable, APDL and The Edge are proud to present a talk with leading international design practitioner Debbie Millman. There are very few designers who are more experienced in the world of branding and visual communication than Debbie Millman. Based out of New York, Debbie has shaped the way in which design is conceived … Read more

Side Project with Kevin Finn

Join us this Wednesday night as we chat with Kevin Finn about his side projects including Open Manifesto and DESIGNerd. The free talk starts at 6pm, SLQ Auditorium 1. Following the talk, play DESIGNerd with Kevin over a drink in the APDL Lounge. Kevin is an internationally recognised graphic designer. Having begun his career in … Read more

EMAGN2012 Exhibition

EMAGN2012 Exhibition The Fringe Experience

A partnership between the ‘2012 National Architecture Conference: EXPERIENCE’ and Asia Pacific Design Library | State Library of Queensland Brisbane May-June 2012. Preamble: The EMAGN2012 exhibition celebrates the diversity, quality and experimental nature of emerging architectural work undertaken in Australia in the last 10 years. The exhibition, a partnership between the ‘2012 National Architecture Conference: … Read more