Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) is a professional association of the world’s leading graphic artists and designers, with 527elected members from 43 countries across the globe. AGI is a borderless design community that supports each other’s contributions to the field and the world at large, both as designers and citizens. Our mission is to promote practices of design through our annual conference as well as talks, partnerships, exhibitions, publications and educational pursuits.
AGI was founded in 1951, in Paris, and continues to uphold the values set out by its founders, who hailed from either side of the French / Swiss border – Jean Picart Le Doux, Jacques Nathan Garamond, Jean Colin, Fritz Bühler and Donald Brun –that graphic design is fundamental to how we communicate, educate and inform. As an organization,we remain unique – a place for growth and development, and a constantsource of creative inspiration for members and non-members alike.
Membership is prestigious; AGI inducts new members annually, from single practitioners to partners in multinational agencies, whose expertise includes typography, graphic design, branding, self-publishing, design writing, way-finding, illustration, animation, experience design and many other creative pursuits that constitute visual communication. Members whose names are etched in the design history books are plentiful – Allan Fleming (Canada), Rico Lins (Brazil), Herb Lubalin (USA), Josef Müller-Brockmann (Switzerland) and Wang Xu (China), to name just a few. In 2018, we welcomed 28practitioners including Josefina Bunster (Chile), Jianping Fang (China), Silvana Amato (Italy), Rens Rogier Muis (Netherlands) and Gail Bichler (USA).Each designer was put forward by an active member, had their work reviewed by the international jury and was voted in.