Alliance Graphique with new Swiss member

Following submissions and a multi-stage selection process, the AGI decided to accept 22 new members in the fall. Thom Pfister, Partner and Creative Director of Komet, is one of them.

Of the total of 54 Swiss members of the AGI so far, Thom Pfister is the fourth graphic designer from Bern after Niklaus Troxler, Stephan Bundi and Martin Woodtli, Komet writes in a statement on Friday. Prior to Komet, Pfister studied art and design at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, worked as a graphic designer and art director for various Swiss and international agencies and set up his own studios. He is part of the graphic design collective DBMB, a member of the Swiss Graphic Designers Association SGV as well as ADC Switzerland and initiator of the Soirée Graphique.

The Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) brings together leading graphic designers, illustrators and typographers from around the world. Founded in 1951, the prestigious association now has around 400 members from more than 30 countries. The association's goal, according to the release, is to promote graphic design and create an international platform of information, education and ideas for the profession. The works of AGI members are elements of global cultural memory. It is not possible to apply to the Alliance Graphique. Only those who have made outstanding contributions to the industry and are nominated by an existing member are accepted.

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