47th Edition of the International Exhibition of Humor


  • The automobile, a universal theme that allows you to reveal your relationship with this vehicle.
    The Argentine Caloi, winner of the Silver Date, sees the car as an object of affection that he does not want to give up, the German Birg thinks courtly, the Chinese Jin Cui sees it in the convulsion of traffic, the Cuban Labadino, as termites giants devouring the globe. In short, a very heartfelt theme that testifies to the importance of the automobile in our lives.
    Luigi Castiglioni, France, is awarded the Palme d'Or for Design, Paolo del Bianco wins the Golden Date for the Fixed Theme and Roland Fiddy, Great Britain, designs the poster.
    Carlo and Norberto Valentini win the Palme d'Or for humorous literature with "The Blob blobs of the second Republic".
    The Salone takes place again in Sanremo but no longer at Villa Ormond but on the Roof of the famous Ariston Theater! The guest of honor at the inauguration is Formula 1 driver Clay Ragazzoni who brings humor and a sense of irony.
    In the foyer of the Ariston Theater, drawings and "political" caricatures by a young designer of the Travaso, Federico Fellini are exhibited ... and in the cathedral square there is a great popular party with a concert by the inevitable Minimum Training Band.

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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

  • 1994 Valentini Letteratura umoristica
  • 1994 Vigliero Letteratura umoristica
  • 1994 Arena Letteratura umoristica
  • 1994 Paparelli Letteratura illustrata
  • 1994 Angese Humour Comics
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    Salone Internazionale dell'Umorismo

    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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