AGI Alliance Graphique Internationale brings together the prominent graphic designers of the world. Founded in 1951 by two Swiss and three French graphic designers, and the following year, they incorporized the group with 65 European members. AGI’s mission is to promote graphic design by means of talks, publications and educational activities.
Currently AGI has a membership of 493 professionals from 39 countries. The most influential personalities in the history of graphic design were or are on the list: A.M. Cassandre, F.H.K. Henrion, Josef Müller-Brockmann, Armin Hofmann, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Massimo Vignelli, Wim Crouwel, to name a few – but also outstanding contemporary practitioners. Currently, the group is continuing to expand in diversity both in terms of medium, ethnicity, practice and education.
Nominated new members to AGI undergo a strict selection process in which they must show evidence of being “an influential and outstanding person both within and outside of his or her country,” – besides the excellence of their design work.