This article follows the International Council of Graphic Design Associations throughout its first 50 years of activities. Initially shaped from Western European perspectives on graphic design, which included the pursuit of universal standards and favoritism towards designers from certain countries, the Council's quest for recognition led its change towards a more inclusive and diverse path. This article concludes by acknowledging the changes the Council went through throughout the years and the nature of its work, along with remarks about the potential contributions of its archive to graphic design history, with valuable documentation on its membership from 1963 to 2003.

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