AGI Open Mexico

28 – 29.09.2018

English / Español

What is AGI?

Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) is a professional association of the world’s leading graphic artists and designers, with 509 elected members from 40 countries across the globe. 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 – the belief 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 constant source 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. In 2017, we welcomed 31 practitioners including Sara de Bondt (Belgium), Dhali Zhang (China), István Horkay (Hungary), Selva Hernández López (Mexico) and Tnop Wangsillapakun (Thailand). Each designer was put forward by an existing member from their country, had their work reviewed by the international selection committee and was voted in. It is a rigorous process that ensures AGI’s continued dedication to ‘raising the aesthetic standard’ (Walter Allner, inducted 1962).

What is AGI Open?

Each year members convene in a different city at the AGI Congress. Here, members meet in a spirit of friendship, curious to hear of each other’s activities, keen to debate the profession and learn more of their host city. Since 2010, under the presidency of Paula Scher, AGI Open has run concurrently with the Congress. These student-focused conference have taken place in Paris, Seoul, Biel/Bienne, São Paulo, London, Hong Kong and Barcelona. Central to the success of AGI Open is that members freely participate in talks and events that extend knowledge and encourage generations of students and designers in attendance, some of whom will go on to become members in the future.

Not for Profit

AGI Open is a not-for-profit event. All AGI members pay for their expenses and receive no fee for their participation. The funds raised are used exclusively to ensure that the annual member’s Congress takes place.

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