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The Art of Creativity

It is our pleasure to announce ADCN's 50th Anniversary Symposium at the Rijksmuseum on Tuesday the 12th of April from 13.30-18.00h including drinks. We would be really excited if you would join us for an afternoon of creative inspiration, together with your teams, friends and clients.

We will explore The Art of Creativity from a mix of perspectives, experiences and disciplines – advertising, design, innovation, craft, arts and philosophy – learning from the past and fabricating the future.

We are excited to present the following speakers/talks:
Paula Scher (Pentagram, New York) – “Moving the culture, creating the culture”
Erik Kessels (KesselsKramer) – “Failed it! How to turn mistakes into ideas”
Gregor Weber (Rijksmuseum) & Bart van der Heide (Stedelijk Museum) – "Avant-garde: The Old Masters vs. Dutch Design"
Karim Benammar (THNK School of Creative Leadership) – “Reframing – the art of thinking differently”
Rick Williams (R/GA, London) – “Accelerating innovation”
Lode Schaeffer (INDIE Amsterdam) – “How to grab creativity?”
The event will be hosted and moderated by Puck van Dijk (PLAY), with a visual performance by Enrica Masi (IDEO, London).

Tickets
You can buy tickets here. ADCN members get 50% discount.

Information
For the full program, please check adcn.nl.

We look forward to see you at the Rijksmuseum!

Cheers,
Team ADCN

50th ADCN Awards Ceremony

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 50th ADCN Awards Ceremony on the 12th of April from 20.00h at Paradiso in Amsterdam. We expect a full house with all the nominees, the creative community, clients, and special guests including ADCN's co-founder. We will also present the new Lamp as well as the next ADCN President. Let's celebrate 50 years of Blood, Sweat & Cheers.

You can RSVP and claim your ticket by confirming to events@adcn.nl.

It would be great if you would bring your teams and clients to the event.

BUY TICKETS

For 1 - 3 tickets, please go here.

For more than 3 tickets, please email us via events@adcn.nl:
* The amount of tickets (per ticket type: Regular or Member)
* Billing information
* The following details per attendee: company name, first name & last name, ticket type.

DRESS CODE

Cocktail

JURY FEEDBACK SESSIONS - SAVE THE DATE - APRIL 19th

The jury feedback sessions will take place on the 19th of April from 19.00h at Club ADCN. We would really appreciate your participation, to create opportunities for all entrants and creative talent to learn. You will receive more info in a separate invitation.

See you at Paradiso on the 12th to celebrate this year's finest work as well as ADCN's 50th Anniversary.


SATURDAY 31 OCTOBER 2015
AGI NL presents
FRANCE HOLLAND FRANCE
AUDITORIUM STDELIJK MUSEUM

12:00 - 4:00 p.m. in the auditorium of the Stedelijk Museum
4:00 - 5.00 p.m. viewing of "Using Type" with Philipe Apeloig

Preliminary program

12 -1.45 pm 
HUDA ABIFARÈS The Khatt Foundation
Typographic Design as Agent for Cultural Diplomacy
PIERRE-YVES CACHARD – unesaisongraphique.fr
Le Havre which loves Graphic Design which loves Le Havre : from addiction to exhibition
ANETTE LENZanettelenz.com
Light Inside Out
EVELYN TERBEKKE and DIRK BEHAGE – terbekke-behage.com
From A to B
PHILIPPE APELOIG – apeloig.com
Remembering Total Design

1.45-2.10 pm
Break 

2.10 - 3.30 pm
ERIK ADIGARD – m-a-d.com
Here Come Robots 
PETER BILAK – typotheque.com
Making tools to make work easier
FANETTE MELLIER – fanettemellier.com
Série graphique, connaître et pratiquer le design graphique au collège
JOOST SWARTE – joostswarte.com
The Adventures of an Author in Communication Country

3.30 - 4 pm
Q&A with Thomas van Widdershoven – thonik.nl

The changing client-designer relationship and the changing landscape of graphic design in general.

Registration is required via fhf@agi-nl.nl Subject: Registration France Holland France - AGI NL 31/10
Entrance: museumjaarkaart/museumticket + €10 cash at the auditorium entrance

Confirmed presence of the following AGI members: Alvin Chan, Lex Reitsma, Jacques Koeweiden, Ben Bos, Wim Crouwel (if possible), Peter Bilak, Max Kisman, Nikki Gonnissen, Thomas Widdershoven, Bob van Dijk, René Knip, Ben Faydherbe, Joost Grootens, Wout de Vinger, Hans Wolbers, Gert Dumbar, Richard Niessen, Paul Mijksenaar, Ralph Schraivogel (NL/CH), new members Huda Abifares and Joost Swarte, speakers Dirk Behage, Everlyn Terbekke(F), Erik Adigard (F/USA), Fanette Mellier (F), Pierre-Yves Cachard (F), Anette Lenz (F), Philippe Apeloig (F) and also April Greiman (USA) and Alice Twemlow (USA)

(Program subject to change)

Atelier ter Bekke & Behage: From A to B

Huda Abifares: Typographic Design as Agent for Cultural Diplomacy.

Fanette Mellier: Série graphique, connaître et pratiquer le design graphique au collège, a graphic design kit for teenagers (secondary school).

Erik Adigard: The Robots Are Coming.

Pierre-Yves Cachard: Le Havre which loves Graphic Design which loves Le Havre.
From addiction to exhibition.

Philppe Apeloig: Remembering Total Design. During two pivotal internships at Total Design, Philippe Apeloig made an outpouring of personal drawings and photographs. He will share his awakening as a graphic designer and typographer through these and other recollections of life in Amsterdam in the mid-1980s.

Joost Swarte: The Adventures of an Author in Communication Country.
Do not give what they ask for. Research and give them what you think they need.

Peter Bilak: Making tools to make work easier. In this short talk Peter Bilak will outline the usually invisible aspects of designer’s work that make visible work possible.

Annette Lenz: Light Inside Out

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AGI-NL DAY @ WHAT DESIGN CAN DO
THURSDAY 21 MAY 2015
10 - 15:30 hrs
de Balie - Salon, Amsterdam NL

INVOLVEMENT

Morning program
10-12 hrs, brief lectures by:
CHANGE IS GOOD, Paris F
HARRY PEARCE, Pentagram London UK
NIESSEN AND DE VRIES, Amsterdam NL
JOOST GROOTENS, Amsterdam NL
ALEJANDRO MAGALLANES, Mexico-City Mx
BEBEL ABREU, São Paulo, BR

Afternoon program
14:10-15:30 hrs, Break-out sessions:
In the afternoon, we would like to discuss in three separate break-out sessions aspects that have been of great importance to our members: internationalism, idealism and brandism.
Confirmed presence (so far) of: René Knip, Paul Mijksenaar, Jacques Koeweiden, Alvin Chan, Hans Wolbers, Max Kisman, Richard Niessen, Esther de Vries, Thomas Widdershoven, Rik Bas-Backer, José Albergaria, Harry Pearce, Wout de Vringer, Swip Stolk, Anthon Beeke Ben Bos and the speakers.

Registration required at aginl2015@agi-nl.nl
Entry fee: €10.00
De Salon in the Balie seats 90

Organized by the Dutch chapter of Alliance Graphique Internationale
in collaboration with What Design Can Do

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 young 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.

More about AGI www.a-g-i.org

The program might be subject to change.

Studio Joost Grootens: Information graphic on the objects destroyed by the US military in Iraq and Syria

Change is Good: Célébrer La Terre - poster

Harry Pearce: It's all our blood - poster

Niessen en De Vries: Palace Plan - poster

Alejandro Magallanes - poster

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FASCINATIONS
Dutch graphic designers of Alliance Graphique International

WEDNESDAY 25 JUNE 2014
STEDELIJK MUSEUM AMSTERDAM
10.00 - 17.00 HRS

Limited capacity! // maximum 50 seats // registrations by 18 June 2014: 44
Register via AGIdag2014@AGI-NL.nl
Entry: ticket fee of the Museum/Museum Jaarkaart.

The programme* (each part approx. 20 mins):

10 -13 hrs
Max Kisman talks with Jacques Koeweiden over fiction and reality in his photographs
Bob van Dijk talks (o.a.) about Happ9
Lex Reitsma about filming

VERY SHORT BREAK

Guest speaker Gilles de Brock about Internet as poster and/or other projects
Max Kisman about ancestral migration (will drop when program runs out, or after lunch)
Richard van der Laken talks with Paul Mijksenaar about collecting

13 - 14.30 hrs
Lunch.
You need to arrange your own lunch. The Stedelijk has a restaurant, there is more in the proximity.

15 - 17 hrs Meet & Greet

Confirmed presence: Lex Reitsma, Jacques Koeweiden, Richard van der Laken, Paul Mijksenaar, Bob van Dijk, Max Kisman, Wim Crouwel (briefly), Ben Bos, Jan van Toorn, Ben Faydherbe, René Knip, Wout de Vringer, Pepijn Zurburg, Hans Wolbers (late), Nikki Gonissen, Michel de Boer, Alvin Chan

17 hrs Closing

*subject to changes
Register via AGIdag2014@AGI-NL.nl
Ticket: regular museum entrance prize
www.agi-nl.nl

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Massimo Vignelli (1931), a member of AGI since 1965 and the organization’s president from 1985 to 1988, died on Tuesday, May 27, 2014.
Read the tribute to Massimo Vignelli by Micheal Bierut >>

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Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces

Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books — remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.

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AGI-TECTURE
Dutch graphic designers of Alliance Graphique International
FRIDAY 7 JUNE 2013 GRONINGER MUSEUM

ONLY 22 SEATS LEFT (24/05/2013)

The third day AGI-NL will be hosted in the auditorium of the Groninger Museum, Groningen NL. The program consists of a series of short lectures by AGI members and a Meet & Greet with any other present AGI designers. Prior to the presentations there early for the visitor the option for a tour focused on the architecture of the museum. The auditorium seats 100 people. First come, first served. The day ends with a visit to the museum GR-ID and the exhibition Max Kisman Image Language.

For participation please R.S.V.P. to groningen@agi-nl.nl

Preliminary program:
10:30 hrs
architecture tour
11-13:30 hrs
presentations by * René Knip – architecture en typography, Thomas Widdershoven (Thonik) – Nudity as protest, Richard van der LAken and Pepijn Zurburg (Design Politie) – what design can do for AGI, Lex Reitsma – short movie about graphic artist Typex, Edo Smitshuyzen – 3D typography in digital space, Marte Röling – t.b.a., Jacques Koeweiden – coronation logo, city dressing Amsterdam, Anthon Beeke – about his boek, interviewed by René Knip, mc Max Kisman
13:30-14:30 hrs
break (bring your own sandwiches...)
14:30-16 hrs
meet, greet & ask AGI with AGI designers
René Knip, Nikki Gonnissen, Thomas widdershoven, Lex Reitsma, Marte Röling, Edo Smitshuyzen, Richard van der Laken, Pepijn Zurburg, Max Kisman, Bob van Dijk, Niels Schrader, Jacques Koeweiden, Ben Faydherbe, Jelle van der Toorn-Vrijthof, Anthon Beeke, Hans Wolbers, Alvin Chan
16:30 hrs
Max Kisman Beeld Taal in museum GR-ID

* not nessecarily in this order/subject to change
Register to groningen@agi-nl.nl
Entry regular price museum ticket
www.agi-nl.nl

AGI-OPEN
26 and 27 September 2013 THE BARBICAN LONDON

Every AGI Open has a theme: this year it’s ‘dialogue’, and it heralds a radical departure from the usual design conference format. Instead of star designers pontificating, lecturing and telling you how great they are, AGI Open offers a series of dialogues that open up the design process.

The theme of ‘dialogue’ reflects a changing world where nearly all communication is two-way. In our newly networked world it is no longer desirable to talk at people: we have to talk with each other. This applies to design conferences as much as it does to commerce.

Early bird £130 (until 30 June)
Full Price £165

Go to website

KISMAN ENCHANTS WITH IMAGES, PLAYS WITH LANGUAGE | 3/2-16/6/2014

Who parks his car at Schiphol Parking soon, remembers its location by the redesigned icons of a typical Dutch tulip, windmill and skater by graphic designer Max Kisman. Readers of the "Financieel Dagblad" or "De Volkskrant" recognize the distinctive visual language of the clear line that combines with the play of form and counter shape. Who wants to see the work of Max Kisman, is welcome to the exhibition "Max Kisman Beeld Taal" in GR-ID (formerly Graphic Museum Groningen). More...

JAZZ POSTERS BY NIKLAUS TROXLER | 9/11/2012-15/01/2013

Swiss graphic designer and AGI member Niklaus Troxler has enjoyed international recognition for many years. His work is inseparable from his fascination for jazz music. The North Sea Jazz Club Amsterdam will exhibit his visually rhythmic poster designs for many jazz concerts and the Jazz Festival Willisau, that Troxler runs himself.

Opening Thursday 8 November
18.30 hrs introduction by Max Kisman, lecture by Niklaus Troxler, admission €5, students free
20.00 hrs opening exhibition, admission free
Tickets: northseajazzclub.com

North Sea Jazz Club Amsterdam
Westergasfabriek
Pazzinistraat 1
1014 DB Amsterdam

THE STYLE OF THE STEDELIJK BY LEX REITSMA

“The Style of the Stedelijk, designing for a Museum” is a fascinating documentary and book by Lex Reitsma about the search for a new visual identity of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Reitsma started in 2008 to follow director Guys van Tuyl and his staff in the selection of five graphic designers and design studios. We witness the design process with intriguing meetings and interviews, its final choice and ultimately, its tragic plot. The not foreseen delay of the renovation of the Stedelijk Museum itself and the replacement of retiring van Tuyl by new director Anne Goldstein, leads the chosen road into a dead-end.

Book by Frederike Huygen
Designed by Lex Reitsma
Dutch-English
160 pp / 190 x 140 mm / paperback with dvd
price € 19.95
ISBN 978 94 6208 019 5

Published bi nai010

HOME & ABROAD | AGI-NL.2011 IN HET/THE STEDELIJK MUSEUM | SOLD OUT!

The AGI-NL2011 program poster is designed by Jacques Koeweiden and will be handed out at the event. Paper and print are generously sponsored by Amsterdam based Spinhex-Industrie printers.

On Thursday 21 April 2011 the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam will host AGI-NL.2011. Initiated by Dutch members of the Alliance Graphique Internationale this day is to increase aquaintance with the existance, heritage and vision of the AGI. A full day program of presentations, case studies and the Open Stage where dialogue, discussions and sharing ideas and visions initiate mutual inspiration in the broadest sense. More >>

THE SHOW: LONDON. SAVE THE DATE!
30 March - 3 July
Wim Crouwel. A Graphic Odysee
Design Museum London
"The Design Museum celebrates he prolific career of the Dutch graphic designer Wim Crouwel in this his first UK retrospective." More >>

AND THE BOOK: TD 63-73
Geschreven door Ben Bos en ontworpen door Tony Brook
TD 63-73: Total Design and its pioneering role in graphic design is a unique insider’s account of the evolution of Total Design, one of the most important and influential design groups in the history of visual design. More >>



READ ALL ABOUT IT!
Interview met Joost Grootens in de New York Times over "I Swear I Use No Art At All"!

STRIKER
Vijftig jaar Anthon Beeke, zestig affiches
De Affiche Galerij, Den Haag
16 januari tot 7 maart 2011


AGI Nederland


Met ontwerper en museumdirecteur Willem Sandberg maakt Nederland sinds 1952 deel uit van de Alliance Graphique International. AGI is een vereniging van internationaal gerespecteerde grafisch ontwerpers – een selecte groep die kwaliteit, professionaliteit, collegialiteit en vriendschap hoog in het vaandel draagt. Lidmaatschap van AGI gaat op uitnodiging, voordracht en beoordeling op internationaal niveau. Lees meer over Alliance Graphique International

AGI-NL.nl biedt u informatie over de Nederlandse afdeling van AGI in de rubriek AGI affairs, de AGI-NL dagen in AGI agenda, essays, case studies en visies door en van de leden in AGI oog en columns, tips en boeken in Kijken en lezen.


Willem Sandberg: Open Eye, symbol for an avant-garde magazine, 1946.

De Nederlandse afdeling van de Alliance Graphique Internationale bestaat uit achtentwintig grafisch ontwerpers. AGI-NL wil op nationaal niveau meer bekendheid geven aan haar bestaan, erfgoed en visie. Dat doen we onder andere met presentaties en lezingen van leden op de jaarlijkse AGI-NL dag.

AGI-NL dagen zijn laagdrempelig, hoog-kwalitatief, gericht op collegialiteit, vriendschap en het delen van kennis en inspiratie met een nieuwe generatie ontwerpers en vakgenoten van zowel buiten als in de AGI zelf.

Naast presentaties van leden is er een open podium, waarbij dialoog, discussie en uitwisseling van visies de aanzet vormt tot wederzijdse inspiratie in de meest brede zin. De eerste AGI-NL dag vond in Theater Zeebelt te Den Haag AGI-NL.2010 op 1 oktober 2010 plaats.