Spin has unveiled a new look for the Alliance Graphique Internationale’s website, at the same time improving access to the organisation’s vast archive of graphic design…
a-g-i.org now contains around 3,000 additional images of members’ work and also a wider range of essays and interviews with leading design figures (homepage shown, above).
Spin’s Tony Brook hopes that the relaunched site can become a resource for students, educators and professionals, while also appealing to the casual viewer interested in the history of graphic design.
The wealth of members’ work on show is certainly impressive. For example, here are the member pages for Hamish Muir, Margaret Calvert and Georges Calame (Jean Widmer’s shown, top).
The selected essays and interviews are also well worth a look as there are plenty of interesting pieces on the history of graphic design, such as Ben Bos’ take on the revolutionary spirit of the 1950s:
The new-look site also flags up the forthcoming AGI Open event, which the organisation will stage in Porto, Portugal on 11 October this year.
Speakers include Marian Bantjes, J. Abbott Miller, Bruno Monguzzi, Ahn Sang-Soo and Paula Scher and the event will take place in the stunning Casa da Música building. More details at agiopen2010.com.
The AGI website is a-g-i.org.