Graphis Inc.

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Founded 1944
Founder Walter Herdeg and Walter Amstutz
Country of origin United States
Headquarters location New York City
Distribution Innovative Logistics[1]
Key people B. Martin Pedersen
Publication types Books
Nonfiction topics graphic design, advertising, photography and art/illustration.
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Graphis Inc. is an international publisher of books on communication design. Based in New York City, Graphis presents and promotes the best submitted work in graphic design, advertising, photography and art/illustration.

Graphis publishes hardcover Annuals including: Graphis Design Annual, Graphis Advertising Annual, Graphis Photography Annual, Graphis Annual Reports Annual, and Graphis Poster Annual. Other Graphis books include designing: Chermayeff & Geismar, Exhibition: The Work of Socio X and Graphic Art of Michael Schwab. Graphis also publishes a New Talent Annual that presents the best produced student work of the year, providing young professionals exposure and recognition. Over 350 issues of Graphis magazine have also been published.


Graphis was founded in 1944 by Walter Herdeg and Dr. Walter Amstutz in Zurich, Switzerland. The magazine was started with the September/October 1944 issue.[2] In 1986, B. Martin Pedersen purchased the company from Mr. Herdeg and later moved the headquarters to New York City. The Annuals were redefined and new books were added to the roster, including New Talent (student work), Typography, Branding, Logo & Letterhead, amongst others.


Graphis annually invites professionals across the design communities to be considered for inclusion in their books. Amongst these submissions, Graphis selects the most compelling work of the year for Platinum, Gold and Silver awards considerations, which are featured in hardcover Annuals. In addition, Merits and other submissions are now archived permanently at Graphis' website.

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  1. ^ "Innovative Logistics fulfillment services". Retrieved 2017-12-03. 
  2. ^ "Issue 1/2". Graphis. Retrieved 23 February 2017. 

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