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The Les Mason Solo Exhibition opened on Thursday evening, November 5, 2015 at the NGV Design Gallery at Federation Square in Melbourne. It was opened Tony Ellwood, Director of the National Gallery of Victoria and  by AGI member Garry Emery. Also in attendance were AGI members, David Pidgeon, Andrew Ashton and David Lancashire together with a large representative of the design and architectural industry. The exhibition features over 200 graphic design works of Les Mason spanning 30 years of practice in Melbourne and in Perth. It is the first exhibition in the inaugural gallery designated for the practice of design and will run until February 21, 2016.

Les Mason is considered the father of graphic design in Melbourne and was instrumental in establishing graphic design as an integral practice in its own right.

 

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France – Holland – France

AGI Members and Design Observer founders Jessica Helfand and Michael Beirut are in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to support America’s greatest design competition: The Fifty Books and Fifty Covers of the Year. If you love books, if you love book design, if you love book designers, please consider supporting them:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/designobserver/50-books-50-covers

They are almost one third of the way there with only a few days left to go. If you’ve already helped, thank you! — and feel free to spread the word.

50 Books | 50 Covers 2014  An Observer Edition 6.5 x 9 inches, 300+ pages, full color

50 Books | 50 Covers 2014 An Observer Edition 6.5 x 9 inches, 300+ pages, full color

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French AGI members, Anette Lenz and Pierre di Sciullo, have been honoured ‘Chevalier dans l’ordre des arts et des lettres’ by the French Minister of Culture and Communication,

Annette Lenz

Annette Lenz

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AGI-NL Day 2015

The AGI-NL day is an annual symposium of the Dutch group of Alliance Graphique Internationale designers to share and discuss insights with students and pro's in the changing area of graphic design and visual communication.

The AGI-NL day is an annual event of the Dutch chapter of Alliance Graphique Internationale to share ideas, knowledge and insights with students and professionals in the changing area of graphic design and visual communication. AGI was founded in 1951 and still unites the world's leading graphics designers and artists in a professional club of common interest and achievement. 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. The AGI provides for friendship, mutual respect and the enjoyment of the company of the like-minded - even reassurance in the face of a sceptical world.

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Call for Entries: IPT2015

Unseen presences are things sensed in empty spaces.
The spaces in a Shinto shrine; the hole in the bowl that holds.
The Japanese have long valued the unseen presences sensed in empty spaces.
What will you sense in the space we have prepared?
Presented by Taku Satoh in collaboration with Rhizomatiks.

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The exhibition will document Schwartzman’s career, from his early days as an art student and designer for British TV, to his work with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and other iconic rock and pop acts. Since 1996, he has created key graphic elements for the Annual Academy Awards®, including commemorative posters, billboards, cinema trailers and printed programs for the Awards ceremony and Governors Ball.

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Taku Satoh involves in a special project that celebrates the 40th anniversary of Chihiro Iwasaki’s passing. Not tied to conventional thinking, Satoh has provided people with new perspectives from which to view objects and, in producing this exhibition, will present the artwork of Chihiro Iwasaki to a modern-day audience, focusing especially on children. For example, Satoh has created some unique art works in corroboration with Iwasaki’s painting and drawings.

Chihiro Iwasaki, Portrait of a Girl with Tulips, 1973

Chihiro Iwasaki, Portrait of a Girl with Tulips, 1973

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Updates

Lanny Sommese work updates

Lanny Sommese has updated their work, see it here.

Mehmet Ali Türkmen work updates

Mehmet Ali Türkmen has updated their work, see it here.

Sonya Dyakova work updates

Sonya Dyakova has updated their work, see it here.

Robert Appleton work updates

Robert Appleton has updated their work, see it here.

Hans Günter Schmitz work updates

Hans Günter Schmitz has updated their work, see it here.