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Design Finds with John Ellway

Designer John Ellway was surprised how easy it was to search through SLQ’s collection of books and ephemera when he was asked to participate in APDL’s Design Finds. We were interested to see the approach John took with his research task and, of course, curious to know what he would choose to research. Read more about John’s … Read more

Design Finds with Amalie Wright

Landscape architect Amalie Wright of Landscapology was one of our very first Design Finds pioneers. Last year, APDL began exploring the idea of what could be achieved when contemporary designers are let loose in SLQ’s immense collection of books, journals and ephemera. What collection items do they gravitate to and how do they respond creatively to the items they … Read more

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 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