The Great & Grand Rumpus

The Making of The Great & Grand Rumpus

The Great & Grand Rumpus is a collaboration of cardboard, creativity and community.  

Incorporating the ideas of over 1000 participants from ages six to sixty, the exhibition brings the nonsensical to life, the unreal to reality and LOUDNESS to the library!

The project, completed over 15 months in libraries, schools and learning spaces across south-east Queensland, reminds us all of the importance of childlike wonder and how playing with the box is sometimes more fun than what was inside.

Explore The Land of Rumpus through the SLQ Wiki to discover the making of this world of wonder.

Creating a visual identity

In the visual identity conceived by Brisbane design studio Inkahoots, students from Brisbane South State Secondary College and Brisbane State High School used tape and square grid paper, to represent computer pixels and collaged letters to create a unique, custom typography to tell the story of wonder, wackiness and handmade. These experiments were produced into a playful typography used throughout the online and in-gallery exhibition.

Other elements, include grid paper effect, scribbles and pen smudges were used as options in creating the logotype for The Great & Grand Rumpus.

A monogram option was also created to support exhibition design and merchandise. This was based on early tape experiments by students.

Download The Great & Grand Rumpus fonts

Tape font Download
Pixel font Download


Explore the design process used in The Great & Grand Rumpus with State Library's Curriculum Connect.

More Great & Grand Rumpus

The Well of Ideas

Dive into The Well of Ideas and explore imaginary creatures from children’s imaginations.

The exhibition

Explore The Great & Grand Rumpus, a sculptural, digital, and immersive installation at State Library.

slq Wiki

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