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Bright Bold Boundless: Designing the Queen’s Baton

Explore the fascinating design story behind the innovative Queen’s Baton for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games at State Library of Queensland. Designed, engineered and manufactured by Brisbane-based Designworks, the GC2018 Queen’s Baton draws inspiration from the boundless energy of the people, place and spirit of the Gold Coast. In form and inspiration the GC2018 Queen’s … Read more

Design book cleanse

It’s time to make room for new design books! We’ve had an ‘autumn clean’ in our design collection and are seeking new homes for some old design books which are no longer required. We have sets of Red Dot Design Yearbooks (2013/14 until 2016/17) and Red Dot Design Concept Yearbooks (2013/14 until 2015/16) to give away. We would … Read more

Good Design of the Year Awards

Brisbane-based design consultancy Aurecon and Wellington-based digital design agency Chrometoaster tied as the overall winners of the coveted Good Design of the Year Award. The awards recognise the exemplary achievements of designers from around the world.  Aurecon won for its Flood Resilient and Accessible Ferry Terminals in the Product Design — Commercial and Industrial category. … Read more

Tom Emmett wins public artwork design competition

QUT design graduate and regular Design Online contributor Tom Emmett will design the façade for Lendlease’s new multi-level Kings Co-op car park at Brisbane Showgrounds. Design students from QUT and Griffith University were invited to participate in the design competition by Lendlease, The Buchan Group and RNA. Tom’s work was chosen from four shortlisted entries after an initial judging … 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