33rd Edition of the International Exhibition of Humor

Theme of the year: GOLD OR SILVER RUSH!

  • The title of this year's theme is a challenging "implication" that has offered many ideas to the designers. Those who ostracize the wealth or the fluctuation of gold and those who strike the "Olympics of dissent" with corrosive humor. In any case, it was a varied and fun fair with a high level of graphics and content.
    For the first time, Cuban artists are taking part and a selection of Quebec drawings is exhibited, as well as a retrospective for the 45th anniversary of the Belgrade magazine, Jez.
    Hazan Fazlic, Bosnia, is awarded the Palme d'Or for drawing; Hans Stenzel, Germany, wins the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme; Lucio Trojano designs the manifesto. Vanni Ronsisvalle wins the Palme d'Or for Humorous Literature with "The Great Mummy".
    On the evening of the award ceremony there is an exceptional guest: Paolo Conte, the composer / songwriter, who receives the Rama di Palma d 'Oro for his career.

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The Awards

The Salone recognizes the artistic qualities of the participants in drawing and literature with several awards. Some prestigious institutions have wanted to add their patronage such as the Council of Europe, the Presidency of the Republic, the City of Bordighera and various other regional bodies and private foundations. The main prizes that are awarded by juries of outstanding personalities are the Palme d'Or trophy which represents the highest recognition for the Authors, the Golden Date and the Silver Date.

The drawings

Books of the year

  • 1980 Ronsisvalle Letteratura umoristica
  • 1980 Brancacci Letteratura umoristica
  • 1980 Pogliotti Letteratura umoristica
  • 1980 Coco Letteratura illustrata
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    The event could not have lasted for over fifty years without the contribution of numerous "volunteers" and "precepts" who brought enthusiasm and desire to do whatever the task received, with nineteenth-century shifts! From the choice of the drawings, to the preparation of the panels (always the same every year), to the posting with various pins of the hundreds of drawings up to the presence on stage.

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