Fruit Exhibition, together with Favini, has announced the first ever edition of a competition to find the best editorial project on the theme of “humor”. The competition is free to partake and is directed to all artists and publishers with a previously unpublished art book, independent editorial project or zine. The work should be outstanding in terms of technical and formal research in relation to its content which explores humor – the theme of the Fruit Exhibition Festival edition, which took place on 1st–3rd February in Bologna Italy.
Compatible with the communication characteristics of the artwork, the aim of the competition organized by Fruit in collaboration with Favini, is to bring out the diversity and expressive liveliness of the independent publishing sector. It aims to encourage all the artists and creatives who have chosen the book or magazine as a form of expression, as a traditional and innovative media and artwork.
The chosen theme, Humor, is the art of making people smile, showing things from an unusual point of view. It can sometimes be unsettling, done with intelligence, originality but all at the same time with levity. Thanks to a fresh and irreverent view of the world and the people who live there, it is humor that allows us to reflect and smile at ourselves. In this increasingly complex and crazy reality, humor gives us a place that without having to resort to politics or latest news, provocation or vulgarity to leave an alternative impression.
Each participant can submit one or more editorial proposals – book, magazine or zine – no later than March 15th, 2019 at 12.00 am, by digital format, there is no limitation of artistic techniques, print format, book design or a number of pages. The jury will assign the FIP prize to the best editorial project, artistic book or zine, and consists in supporting the realization of the prototype presented for a maximum value of 1000 euros. The winner will undertake to create the project in partnership with Favini. Further info about the award can be found here.