Design Finds with Jonathan Kopinski

Designer and PhD candidate, Jonathan Kopinski placed his researcher’s cap firmly on his head when he visited SLQ’s repository as part of Design Finds. Design Finds is an APDL program which allows designers to dig through SLQ’s library collection to see what inspires them. Learn more about Jonathan’s experience using the collection and the creative response generated … Read more

Design Finds with Chloe Naughton

Architect Chloe Naughton of M3 Architecture searched through the library collection during the 2017 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum and uncovered the design evolution of the State Library’s building. Read her Q + A and see the creative response generated from her research. What was your approach to finding objects in the SLQ collections? My search … 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

APDL summer reading 2016

Summer holidays are on the horizon which means the APDL summer reading guide is out! We loved curating this list of our favourite design books to help you while away those free hours during the holidays. See what made this year’s list… Chenoa’s picks Program Coordinator, Chenoa is heading to a secluded beach and has a swag of … Read more

Kindred: The Development of a Social Network for Books

Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa considered narratives to be central to defining ourselves as human beings. “We are stories, telling stories”, he said. Humans occupy innumerable stories, from different perspectives, at different times, in varying places, moods and tastes. Books, too, I believe, tell not just the stories within, but a whole host of stories without. … Read more