38° Edition of Salone Internazionale dell'Umorismo

Theme of the year: MAN AND TECHNOLOGY

  • We are at the dawn of the technological revolution and humorists approach the new reality with a mixture of fear and trust. Quino sees a future for new spouses surrounded by electronic tools, Basirov is willing to arm wrestle with a robot while Birg, true to the motto a laugh will bury you, portrays a jester kicking a monitor, and Cavallerin portrays a heated fight between cables and humans (who doesn't happen to fight with cables?). Here, rejection and challenge, these are the predominant sentiments of the theme.

    Jiri Sliva, Czech Republic, is awarded the Palma d'Oro for Design; Serguei Goizauskas, Argentina, wins the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme and the Origone brothers design the poster. The various authors of "Quelli della Notte" win the Palme d'Or for humorous literature with "Renzo Arbore presents Quelli della Notte". We note that Charles of England, Prince of Wales wins the Palma d'Argento for Children's Literature with "The Old Man by the Lake" and that Peter Nichols, correspondent for The Times of London, receives the Rama di Palme d'Or for having described the Italian events with objectivity and British verve.

    The reproduction of a Swiss hut welcomes visitors throughout the week of the exhibition to the sound of the Alphorn and tasting of typical cheeses. Among the events we mention the presentation of the book Tutto Puffi by Vezio Melegari and Luciana Lanzarotti. The evening of the awards ceremony is enlivened by Enzo Braschi's "sandwich" beats from Drive In and Andy Luotto receives the literary prize representing all the other authors.

    Finally, in Tabiano Terme Raymond Peynet and Cesare Perfetto are awarded for "a life spent for humor".

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The Awards

The Salone rewards the artistic qualities of the participants in drawing and literature with various prizes. They wanted to support prestigious institutions such as the Council of Europe, the Presidency of the Republic, the Municipality of Bordighera and various other regional bodies and private foundations. The first major trophies awarded by juries of strong personalities are the Palme d'Or which represents the highest recognition for the Authors, the Golden Date and the Silver Date.

The drawings

Books of the year

  • 1985 Arbore Letteratura umoristica
  • 1985 de Beaumont Letteratura umoristica
  • 1985 Costantini Letteratura umoristica
  • 1985 S.M. Carlo III del Regno Unito Letteratura per ragazzi
  • 1985 Chiesa Letteratura illustrata
  • 1985 Giannelli Humour Comics
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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.

    We therefore want to thank, in absolutely no order but with equal contributions, all those who come to mind, apologizing if we miss some, but we are ready to fix it!

    Sponsors: Agnesi, Olio Calvi, Olio Carli, Pallanca, Martini & Rossi, Atkinsons, Seat - Pagine Gialle, Fiat, Citizen, La Stampa, Radio Montecarlo, etc.

    The accommodation activities, Chez Louis, Bar GP, La Vecchia, Mino du Re Dolceacqua, Terme di Pigna, Ristorante Cacciatori Imperia, Hotel Michelin,

    Presenters: Luisella Berrino, Cesare Viazzi, Roberto Basso (Rama di Palma d'Oro 1985)

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