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Design Minds Wins 2018 Good Design Award

State Library’s Design Minds received a prestigious Good Design Award in the Digital Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation. The winners of Australia’s Good Design Awards, the highest honour for design innovation in Australia, were announced at the Sydney Opera House last night. The awards celebrate the best new products and services on the … Read more

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

Top five borrowed design books

We’re celebrating Library and Information Week and today we’d like to share APDL’s most borrowed books and magazines from the design collection. Design Lounge Coordinator Chenoa Pettrup who compiled our top five list said she was surprised by the results which revealed design magazines as our most accessed publications. “Magazines do get used a lot … Read more

ARCH-I-SPY 2017

T’is the season to be snapping, for Arch-I-Spy is back for the UQ Architecture lecture series! Each year in conjunction with our UQ Architecture lecture series, we run a competition called Arch-I-Spy, an architectural game of I-Spy that aims to celebrate our built environment and the architecture that shapes the Asia Pacific region. All you have … Read more

How might we…

Please welcome Adam Jefford who starts as the new Manager Asia Pacific Design Library (APDL) in January 2017. A colleague recently asked me what I’m about.  I had no easy answers as I realised I’ve spent a significant amount of my career asking the questions.  While I try to take some solace in the often … Read more

A detailed eye on SLQ building

The APDL is celebrating the 10th anniversary of State Library of Queensland’s building redevelopment in the Design Lounge. The redevelopment was a monumental project that effectively doubled the size of the original Robin Gibson designed building. It was part of a major $291 million Millennium Arts Project which was a state wide infrastructure program by the … Read more

APDL is six

Asia Pacific Design Library is six years old! In October 2010, APDL was launched to coincide with the Asia Pacific Design Triennial with the aim to develop SLQ’s capacity to build strength in the key collection area of design. It’s been a busy six years: we have grown an enviable design collection; formed excellent partnerships … Read more

Meet Dr Charles Zuber

In our Design Online website you may have come across Dr Charles Zuber’s name in the by-line. Charles is a regular contributor to the APDL and is a favourite in our design network. We’d love to introduce you to him. Charles was born in the United Kingdom (or Disunited Kingdom as he now calls it post-Brexit), and … Read more