The Retrospective and "The world of the automobile: yesterday, today and in the future ..."


  • In the end it is back! In Bordighera, the City of Palms, the International Exhibition of Humor is back: the event that for 52 years has represented a cultural reference point for the whole world of humor.
    Thanks to the collaboration between the International Humor Exhibition Association and the Municipality of Bordighera, it returns with a retrospective of the most significant drawings and books that over the years have won the prestigious Palma d'Oro, together with a themed review, The world of automobile: today and in the future.
    Furthermore, courtesy of the family and in collaboration with the city of Antibes, a selection of works by Raymond Peynet, the famous father of the sweethearts, first winner of the Palma d'Oro and honorary citizen of Bordighera, is exhibited. The exhibition also includes all the covers of the online monthly Buduàr ​​which stands out for its sharp graphics and ironic content. Finally, we present the essay Palms, Dates and Laughter by Paola Biribanti, Edizioni Graphe, a story of the Salone told through memories, anecdotes and interviews with the characters who have animated it over the years.

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The drawings

We have not assigned the traditional Palme and Datteri because for this year we just wanted to get back in touch with the humorists. For the next few years ... In this gallery we therefore present all the drawings of those who can say: Io c'ero! I was there !; J'y étais!

Books of the year

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    The works are the intellectual property of the authors, protected by copyright, and are exhibited on the site for the sole purpose of preserving the cultural heritage of the "Salone”.

    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)

    The employees of the Autonomous Tourist Board and of the Municipality of Bordighera