Porto hosts annual meeting of Alliance Graphique Internationale

01 September 2010
Porto (Portugal) - This fall, Porto will host the annual meeting of Alliance Graphique Internationale (11-16 October), one of the most important events in communication design that gathers the world's leading graphic artists and design professionals.
Porto (Portugal) - This fall, Porto will host the annual meeting of Alliance Graphique Internationale (11-16 October), one of the most important events in communication design that gathers the world's leading graphic artists and design professionals.

This year's program is a bit different from previous congresses. AGI will extend its traditional one day student seminar to a two days (October 11-12) "AGI Open", a new public international graphic design event.

Organised by two Porto-based AGI members – R2 (Lizá Defossez Ramalho and Artur Rebelo) - and benefiting from their presence in the city, the conference aims to inspire reflection and debate over the creative process in design through presentations, exhibitions, workshops and an open exchange of ideas between AGI speakers and the audience.

Directed at design students and creative professionals, the conference offers a unique opportunity to meet the designers that have set the pace for international visual culture over the past decades. In a broad approach to communication design, the guest speakers are invited to share their approach to the creative process, from areas as diverse as graphic design, new technologies, artistic direction, photography, illustration or animation. The event will take place within Porto's iconic Casa da Música, designed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas.

Find out all the details at: www.agiopen2010.com



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About R2 (Lizá Ramalho e Artur Rebelo) – Event organisers

AGI members since 2007, Lizá Defossez Ramalho and Artur Rebelo have B.A. Hons. degrees from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto and MA degrees in Design Research from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Barcelona. In 1995, they co-founded R2, an Oporto-based design studio that specialises in Visual Communication Design for cultural organisations, artists and architects. Currently professors of Design & Multimedia, they have won numerous international awards, participated in a wide array of exhibitions, and have been published in specialised books and design magazines around the world.
www.r2design.pt

About AGI

AGI (Alliance Graphique Internationale) was founded in 1951 by a small, select group of French and Swiss graphic designers with the aim of promoting graphic design. Since then AGI has grown into an elite club of over 500 designers from more than thirty countries, including names like Charles and Ray Eames, Saul Bass and Paul Rand. Together the members of AGI have written a significant part of the history of graphic design since the mid-twentieth century.
www.a-g-i.org