The Alliance Graphique Internationale is an association that brings together prominent graphic designers in the world. Founded in Switzerland in 1954, AGI's mission is to promote graphic design by means of talks, publications and educational activities. Currently AGI has a membership of 643 professionals from 38 countries. Important people in the history of design were or are on that list, like Josef Müller-Brockmann, Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Massimo Vignelli, Paula Scher and Wim Crouwel. An applicant to membership has to go through a strict selection process in which he or she has to show evidences of being "an influential and outstanding person both in and out of his or her country."
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