AGI: Graphic Design since 1950

AGI: Graphic Design since 1950

  1. Edited by Ben Bos
  2. Elly Bos
  • ISBN 9780500513422
  • 27.00 x 21.00 cm
  • Hardback
  • 800pp
  • 1943 Illustrations, 1943 in colour
  • First published 2007
‘The authors’ deft control of the editorial rudder makes it an enjoyable, informative tome in which to get lost … a massive, authoritative tome’ – Blueprint

This incomparable Who’s Who in the world of graphic design will be an essential addition to all designers’ libraries.

The Alliance Graphique Internationale – the AGI – is an élite club. Since its inception in 1951, its members have been collectively responsible for the identity design of most of the world’s top corporations and institutions as well as for countless examples of globally known packaging, publications, illustration and posters.

This lavishly illustrated reference presents biographies of almost every AGI member to date, including such luminaries as Alan Fletcher, Josef Müller-Brockman, Adrian Frutiger, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, Cassandre, Dick Bruna, Bruno Munari and Irma Boom, accompanied by reproductions of their best – and often iconic – work.

Also included are over thirty essays by some of the most prominent AGI members who consider the history of recent graphic design and its present developments, and also present a thorough history of the AGI itself: its worldwide meetings, congresses, seminars, exhibitions and publications.