Alliance Graphique Internationale
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Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) is a club of the world’s leading graphic artists and designers. There are 643 members from 36 countries. It is an élite club comprised mostly of men, with just 62 women. Its members have been collectively responsible for the identity design of most of the world's top corporations and institutions as well as for countless examples of globally known packaging, publications, illustration and posters.
In 1951 two Swiss and three French graphic artists decided to formalise their relationship into a kind of association. In 1952 the Alliance Graphique Internationale was incorporated in Paris with 65 members. The first AGI show was in Paris in 1955. In 1969 the AGI headquarters moved to Zurich.
The most important events of the organisation are the annual AGI Congress and AGI Open that take place in a different country in each year.
- AGI- Graphic Design since 1950, by Elly and Ben Bos, Thames & Hudson Publishers 2007, ISBN 978-0-500-51342-2
- Alliance Graphique International - German Members, Hesign Publisher 2011, ISBN 978-3-9810544-4-6
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