AGI Open London


What is AGI?

AGI stands for Alliance Graphique Internationale. It unites the world’s leading graphic designers in a professional gathering of common interest and intent. Membership is by invitation only: to be a member is to be judged ‘a person of influence and importance nationally and internationally’ by existing members.

AGI was founded in 1954. Past members have included Cassandre, Josef Müller-Brockmann and Paul Rand. Current members include Wim Crouwel, Massimo Vignelli, Paula Scher and Marian Bantjes.

AGI members have been collectively responsible for the design of many of the world’s top corporations and institutions, as well as for countless examples of globally known publications, illustrations and posters. And they are also responsible for providing teaching in many of the best design schools in the world.

To find out more about AGI visit a-g-i.org

What is AGI Open?

AGI Open is the foremost design and education conference on the international calendar. It is a two-day event featuring over 30 of the world’s leading graphic designers – all members of the Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI).

Each year AGI Open is held in a different world city. In recent years it has been staged in Porto, Barcelona and Hong Kong. This year it is London.

AGI Open is an opportunity to hear lectures, take part in discussions and witness some soul-baring by graphic designers of all ages, disciplines and nationalities.

And it’s not called Open for nothing – members of AGI are charged with opening up their philosophies and methodologies to scrutiny. It’s the conference where nothing gets held back – everything is open.

Not for profit

AGI Open is a not for profit event. All members pay for their own flights and receive no payment for their participation. Any proceeds will be invested back into AGI Open, ensuring its future.

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