"AND" originally started in Basel, Switzerland in 1987 as a graphic studio for Visual Concepts and Print. Eventually it became connected with New Media with its expansion in San Francisco after the year 2000. Under the creative direction of Jean-Benoît Lévy — a former student of the Basel School of Design — both, AND's structure and team adapted themselves according clients and assignments. The Basel "AND" studio traditionally has always been open to young graphic students from all over the world, providing them in their internship local projects and Swiss assignments. Now, with its flexible structure, "AND" directs itself more toward being a virtual office for Visual Communication and aspires to interact with wider range of visual assignments and research projects.