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             PortoCartoon 2014 theme Living Water / Living Earth
             Nelson Mandela and Siza Vieira
             are Caricature Special Awards
  Portuguese Printing Press Museum
             Artist from Serbia
             wins PortoCartoon 2013
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             Portuguese-Brazilian Contest
             Portuguese receives
             three honorable mentions
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             PortoCartoon
             in Brazil and Bolivia
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             Festival of Cartoon

             in Praça da Liberdade
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             PortoCartoon Flyes high
             from June 23
  Portuguese Printing Press Museum
             Artist from Moldova
             Wins Contest
             European Cartoon
  Portuguese Printing Press Museum
             Cartoonist from Poland
             wins the XII PortoCartoon
  Portuguese Printing Press Museum
             European Cartoon Contest
             "Creativity and Innovation”

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             Porto Capital of Cartoon:
             "Crisis" of IGNAT
             becomes public monument
  Portuguese Printing Press Museum
             European Cartoon in Lisbon
             Dozens of cartoons about
             the Intercultural Dialogue
 

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             Cartoonist from Romania
             wins the XI PortoCartoon

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             Artist from China wins

             the "Prize of the Public"
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             PortoCartoon presents
             two exhibitions in France
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             Human Rights in the
             10th PortoCartoon
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             Porto, Capital of the Cartoon
             Proclaimed in 10 languages
  Portuguese Printing Press Museum
             Augusto Cid wins 
             X PortoCartoon 
   

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             Protocol in Valladolid
 

  Portuguese Printing Press Museum
             Public gives the IX PortoCartoon 
             Award to Brazilian Ronaldo 
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             Best Cartoons of the European Prize in postcards
  Portuguese Printing Press Museum
             Book of Humour against Discrimination
             Awarded by the European Commission
  PortoCartoon in Mexico (Guadalajara)
             Virtual Exhibition shows
             Ibero-American Humour
  Estação do Rossio, in Lisbon
             European Cartoon Contest exhibition
             200 Cartoons against Descrimination
  26º Salon International de la Caricature de St-Just-Le-Martel
             French Salon received PortoCartoon
           
  Portuguese Institute for the Rehabilitation &
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           Cartoonist from Belgium wins
             The European Cartoon Contest
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             The “Globalisation” of the Humour
             On the 9th PortoCartoon
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             The public vote on
             9th PortoCartoon
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             PortoCartoon in Postcards
 
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             Poland Cartoonist
             Wins IX PortoCartoon
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             New International Cartoon Gallery
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Received their prizes in Portugal
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PortoCartoon 2014 theme Living Water / Living Earth
Nelson Mandela and Siza Vieira are Caricature Special Awards

Living Water / Living Earth will be the theme of the PortoCartoon - World Festival 2014.
The general rules has just been launched and presents the emblematic figures of Mandela and Álvaro Siza Vieira for the special Caricature awards.

As you can read in the PortoCartoon 2014 rules (http://www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org/
xvi_portocartoon_reg_2014.pdf) “Water is becoming not only scarce, as well as the target of a global wave of privatization” and “all over the world, many countries are losing supremacy over the water”.
Whereas water is a common heritage of mankind, the organizers of PortoCartoon point out the importance of the "humor alert" for the global protection of the 'blue gold'.

Mandela and Siza Vieira 

In this 16th edition of PortoCartoon we continue the line of the Caricature Special Awards that began in 2013.

The reason is clear to the choices of Nelson Mandela and Siza Vieira.
PortoCartoon wants, first of all, to honor the Nobel Peaceand first black leader to become president of South Africa (1994-1999), after more than 25 years in prison under the apartheid regime. With other caricature special award it is intended to celebrate the work of the prestigious architect who won over thirty international awards and the Pritzker Prize / Chicago (considered the "Nobel of architecture”).

This initiative of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum has began in 1998, precisely with the theme of "Discoveries" inaugurated by the President Jorge Sampaio.
The PortoCartoon has had the particularity of each year being subject to a great international significance theme. In all
the fifteen previous editions we had the participation of over 7000 cartoonists of the five continents.
The last edition was dedicated to "The rich, the poor, the “protester" and had the presence of the Portuguese Republic President at the official opening.
The previous editions: Water, Change of the Century / Millennium; Sports, Gutenberg, Globalization, Human Rights, Crisis, Airplanes and Flying Machines”, “Communication and Technologies”, and “Liberty, Equality and Fraternity”.

29/Nov/2013



   

  

Artist from Serbia wins
PortoCartoon 2013




Grand Prize - Miro Stefanovic, Serbia
"Ship"


2nd Prize - Angel Boligan, Mexico
"Atrapados"


3th Prize - Willem Rasing, Holand
"Libertea"


Honorable Mention - Lucv Descheemaeker - Belgic
"Dilemma"


Honorable Mention - Luc Vernimmen - Belgic
untitled


Honorable Mention - Mahmoudi Houmayoun, England
"Liberty"


Honorable Mention- Alex Bartfeld - Israel
"Libre"


Honorable Mention- Pawel Stanczyk - Poland
"Liberty Equality Fraternity"


Honorable Mention - Julian Penapai, Romenia
"Opening Ceremony"


Honorable Mention - Mihai Ignat, Romenia
untitled

Honorable Mention - Vladimir Kazanevsk, Ucrania
untitled

Miro Stefanovic, from Serbia, was the winner of Grand Prize of the 15th PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, under the theme "Liberty, Equality and Fraternity". The winning work is entitled "Shipwreck".

The second prize – “Atrapados” (Trapped) was awarded to Boligan, an artist from Cuba living in México, and the third – Libertea” - to Wilem Rasing, from Holland.

The quality of the works, led the international jury to award 8 Honourable Mentions to artists from different countries, such as: Belgium (two), England, Israel, Poland, Romania (two) and Ukraine.

This year's edition included two special awards in tribute to the filmmaker Manoel de Oliveira (which this year will be 105 years old) and the to the Nobel Prize José Saramago. The winners were respectively Mauricio Parra, from Colombia, and Ivan Prado, an author born in Peru and living in Germany.

The central theme importance and opportunity of this PortoCartoon 2013 and the high quality of most participants was emphasized by the members of the Jury, at the press conference held on the 8th April.

In appreciation were 1700 works from more than 500 artists coming from all continents. Iran is the country with more participation: 121 works from 41 cartoonists, followed by Romania, Serbia, Turkey, Portugal and Belgium.

With this participation, PortoCartoon reinforces its place on the podium of international contests of cartoon and gives more relevance to the classification of Porto as the “capital of the cartoon”, in 2008.

The international jury of 15th PortoCartoon was chaired by by Peter Nieuwendijk, President-General of Feco (Netherlands) and integrated Xaquin Marín, founder of the Museum of Humor Fene (Spain), Francisco Laranjo, director of the Faculty of Fine Arts of University of Porto and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of PortoCartoon and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

The winners of the 15th PortoCartoon will receive their trophies and prizes during the opening ceremony of the exhibition to be held on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in 23 June, during the S. João of Porto festivities

Several hundreds of thousands of visitors have seen the fourteen editions of PortoCartoon that took place on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, and in the several cities where exhibited, including countries as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, France, Spain and Mexico.


Jury, on press conference
of awards presentation

Jury, on Press/Conf. of awards presentation

Jury, on Press/Conf. of awards presentation

Manuel de Oliveira: 1st Prize - Ivan Prado,
Germany


Manuel de Oliveira: 2nd Prize - António Santos,
 Portugal


Manuel de Oliveira: 3rd Prize - Catarina Morais, Portugal

Saramago: 1st Prize - Mauricio Parra,
Colombia


Saramago: 2nd Prize - Abraham Averbuch,
Israel


Saramago: 3rd Prize - Victor Emmanuel Becerra, Mexico

09/Apr/2013



   

   

Portuguese-Brazilian Contestr> Portuguese receives three honorable mentions

The results of the II Portuguese-Brazilian Cartoon University Contest, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and the INTERCOM, were announced at the 35th INTERCOM Congress recently held at the University of Fortaleza, Brazil.

In the four competition categories, the winners were Wenes Caitano Marques (Caricature) Laíssa Gamarro (Cartoon), Francisco Albert Miranda Lobo (Charge) and Maurício Nunes (Comic Strips).

The Jury has also decided to give six honorable mentions, three of which to works of the Portuguese author Sérgio Marques Domingues - "Luís Vaz de Camões" and "Eça de Queiróz", both in the caricature category, and to the work "Novo Acordo Ortográfico” (Charge ).

The jury of the contest had two elements indicated by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, organizer of PortoCartoon-World Festival, and two of INTERCOM.

Sept/2012



   

  

PortoCartoon
in Brazil and Bolivia

The PortoCartoon-World Festival is in exhibition in Brazil, (Piracicaba, S. Paulo) and in Bolivia (La Paz) until the end of September.

At the Museum of History and Ethnography in the Bolivian capital, the "Human Rights in Humor World" exhibition shows 50 works. This is a selection of the best works of the 2008 PortoCartoon edition, with 'human rights' theme and won by Augusto Cid, with "The Olympic Flame."
The honorable mentions, as the caricature of "Dalai Lama", of the Portuguese artist Santiagu (António Santos), among other artists from Ibero-America can also be seen.

In Brazil, and under the protocol signed between the city of Piracicaba and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, the 39th International Humor Salon of Piracicaba also features the exhibition "Communication and Technology", theme PortoCartoon 2011.

With these humor exhibitions, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, organizer of the PortoCartoon, aims to strengthen the multiculturalism that is part of the very nature of the festival, as a bridge between cultures, countries and regions. The PortoCartoon trophy is precisely a bridge designed by Siza Vieira on the same year that the city of Porto was also designated as the "capital of the cartoon."

Sept/2012



   
 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Festival of Cartoon
in Praça da Liberdade

The PortoCartoon took place again in Porto downtown with the Festival of Cartoon, on the 26th and 27th June.

Several national and foreign cartoonists, including the three awarded of this year were present to make cartoons of people who want to pose for them.
The citizens had the opportunity to contact with Jerzy Gluszek, winner of the Grand Prize, with Mahmood Azadnia (Iran) and Provijn Stefaan (Belgium), second and third prizes, respectively. Other artists from Scotland, Belgium, Brazil and Spain, and Portugal, took part in this festival of cartoon with which the Portuguese Printing Press Museum aims to contribute to the internationalization of S. João festivities.
This year's theme - Airplanes and Flying Machines – had the biggest participation of countries (72) and of sculptures.


 

 


PortoCartoon Street

Before the Festival of Cartoon, the Galerias de Paris Street received a new temporary designation: PortoCartoon 2010 Street. The cartoonists present in this year edition “inaugurated” the street at noon, and they stayed at the local until beginning the festival of cartoon, in Praça da Liberdade.
The street shops have joined the initiative and show the "laughter of the world" through the presentation of different cartoons.
Every year, in association with the Town Hall of Porto, a street of down town will be named as “PortoCartoon Street”. This has begun with the emblematic Galerias de Paris Street, as per its importance in the new animation of the city.

Bartolomeu at the Metro
Sculpture in Ribeira

Besides “PortoCartoon Street”, of a big panel on the Metro Station of Faria Guimarães and a sculpture in Ribeira reinforced the international proclamation “Porto Capital of the Cartoon”, made in 2008. The panel of Brazilian artist Spacca evokes the “flying priest'” Bartolomeu de Gusmão, who 300 years ago, made the first experience with a hot air balloon, in Lisbon.. This is a comic made for the Metro, under a protocol between the PortoCartoon-World Festival and the International Humour Exhibition of Piracicaba (S. Paulo, Brazil), one of the world's oldest and most important of all Latin America.

The sculpture, designed by Zulmiro de Carvalho, was inaugurated on the 26th June, in the area near the St. Francisco Church, in the presence of foreign artists. It is a piece of iron, drawn from the cartoon of the Grand Prize, Jerzy Gluszek, from Poland, under the proclamation made in 2008 as “Porto-Capital of Cartoon”. The organization hopes in future to be created a tourist route around the humour of PortoCartoon, since each year are made sculptures based on the winning works.

“The Humour of
Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz”

The internationalization of PortoCartoon becomes stronger with the exhibition “The Humour of Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz” opened on the 25th June, in the Dolce Vita Porto. There are about 100 works of Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz, winner of "Prize of the Public" in 2009, with his cartoon "Dinner crisis", as per the result of the voting of visitors to the exhibition and the cibernauts on the 2009 PortoCartoon “Crisis” theme.
To vote this year edition is already active in the Cartoon Virtual Museum (www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org), allowing the participation of any internet user.
 



   
 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
PortoCartoon Flyes high
from June 23


 

  

 

The 12th PortoCartoon opened on June 23 at the International Cartoon Gallery, with the theme "Airplanes and Flying Machines," evoking the pioneering work of Bartolomeu de Gusmão.

The official inauguration ceremony was attended by the winners who received their awards and trophies, designed by Siza Vieira. At the very same time it was open to the public the exhibition that brings together about 400 works from around the world. Spread over 800m2, including the International Cartoon Gallery and the Temporary Exhibition Gallery, can be seen the three winning works, the 18 honourable mentions and the works selected by the international jury.

The cartoonist Jerzy Gluszek, from Poland, won the Grand Prize, followed by Mahmood Azadnia, from Iran, and Stefaan Provijn, from Belgium, second and third prizes, respectively. The high quality of the cartoons led the international jury of PortoCartoon to give the 18 honourable mentions to 18 artists from 11 countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil (3), Cuba, Scotland, France, Iran (2), Portugal (3) Romania and Turkey (3).

The organization received the participation of 600 artists from 72 countries, with about 2100 cartoons. Iran is the country with more participants - more than 90 cartoonists, with 322 drawings - followed by Brazil, Turkey, Romania, Serbia and China. Special attention deserves the participation of 45 women, 16 of whom are from Iran, and the presentation of various sculptures.

The PortoCartoon affirms itself as an area of excellence of the worldwide humour. It is considered by FECO as one of the three most important festivals of humoristic drawing in the entire world.
Several hundreds of thousands of visitors have seen the editions of PortoCartoon that took place on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, and in the several cities and countries where is exhibited.

The international jury of this PortoCartoon was chaired by Georges Wolinski, (France) and also included: Peter Nieuwendijk, President General of FECO (Netherlands); Xaquin Marin, former Director of the Museo de Humor Fene (Spain), Luís Mendonça, Representative of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto and Luís Humberto Marcos, director of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
This year's PortoCartoon reinforces the proclamation of Porto as "Capital of the Cartoon" made in 2008 in ten different languages, before a small monument designed by the architect Siza Vieira placed on the Aveniada dos Aliados.

The XII PortoCartoon has as sponsor Caixa Geral de Depósitos and can be seen until 31st December, at the usual time of the museum: every day, including Sundays and holidays from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.



   


 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Artist from Moldova
Wins Contest
European Cartoon

The cartoonist Valeriu Kurtu, from Moldova won the First Prize of the III European Cartoon Contest - "Creativity and Innovation". The second prize of this initiative organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum was to Plantu, great figure of the French newspaper Le Monde, and the third to Alessandro Gatto from Italy.
The Portuguese Santiagu (António dos Santos) won an honourable mention, with a caricature of Siza Vieira.

This contest was participated by over a hundred cartoonists from 30 countries, with about 350 drawings. Turkey is the country with more participants, soon followed by Romania, Spain, Russia, Slovakia and Poland
The works were appreciated by an international jury presided by by Peter Nieuwendijk, President-General of FECO, and had the following members: Xaquin Marín, former Director of the Museo de Humor Fene (Spain) and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The high quality of the works led the jury to give Honourable Mentions to six artists from Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Romania and Ukraine.

This international competition began in 2007 with the theme "Inequality, Discrimination and Prejudice” and fits in the line of work this museum has developed within the framework of promoting the humour drawing, which the clearest expression is the PortoCartoon - World Festival, since 1999.
The position of this event on the podium of the humour worldwide and the organization of the European Cartoon Contest, always subject to annual themes of the European Union, strengthening the designation as Porto as Capital of the Cartoon", international designation since proclamation in 2008.
The IV European Cartoon Contest / European Cartoon Contest Year shall be subject to European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion.


Honourable Mention- Ludo Goderis - Belgium

Honourable Mention - Agim Sulaj - Italy

Honourable Mention - Kazanevsky - Ukraine


1st Prize -  Valeriu Kurtu - Moldova

   2nd Prize - Plantu - France


3rd Prize - Alessandro Gatto - Italy

Honourable Mention - Mihai Ignat - Romania

  Honourable Mention - António Santos - Portugal

  Honourable Mention - Napo - France

 Honourable Mention - Harca - Spain



   
 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Cartoonist from Poland
wins the XII PortoCartoon

Jerzy Gluszek from Poland was the winner of Grand Prize of the XII PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, under the theme "Airplanes and Flying Machines."

The second prize was awarded to Azadnia Mahmood, from Iran and the third to Provijn Stefaan, from Belgium.
The theme was chosen to evoke the pioneer Bartolomeu de Gusmão that in 1709 took off his flying machine in Lisbon.

The high quality of the works, led the international jury to award 18 Honourable Mentions to artists from 11 countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil (3), Cuba, Scotland, France, Iran (2), Portugal (3), Romania and Turkey (3).

This edition received the participation of 600 cartoonists, from 71 countries with about 2100 works. Iran is the country with more participants - more than 90 cartoonists, with 322 cartoons - followed by Brazil, Turkey, Romania, Serbia and China. Special attention deserves the participation of 45 women, 16 of whom are from Iran.

The PortoCartoon-World Festival is considered by FECO as one of the three most important festivals of humoristic drawing in the entire world when considering cartoonist participation and monetary prizes. This mark of honour puts Portugal in the top of the international cartoon contests.

The international jury of XII PortoCartoon was chaired by Georges Wolinski, (France) and the following members: Peter Nieuwendijk, President General of FECO (Netherlands); Xaquin Marin, former Director of the Museo de Humor Fene (Spain), Luís Mendonça, Representative of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.


The winners of the XII PortoCartoon will receive their trophies and prizes during the opening ceremony of the exhibition to be held on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in June, during the S. João of Porto festivities.
Several hundreds of thousands of visitors have seen the eleventh editions of PortoCartoon that took place on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, and in the several cities where exhibited, including countries as Argentina, Brazil, France, Spain and Mexico.


Grand Prize
Jerzy Gluszek – Polónia – In the air tonight”

2nd Prize
Mahmood Azadina – Irão – Air Bus


3rd Prize
Stefaan Provijn – Bélgica – “A plane built on hope



   
 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
European Cartoon Contest "Creativity and Innovation”

The Portuguese Printing Press Museum is launching the 3rd edition of the European Cartoon Contest, under the proclamation of 2009 as the European Year of Creativity and Innovation.
The competition is open exclusively to European authors, being or not of the 27 countries members of the European Union.
This theme of the European Commission provides the opportunity for the enhancement of skills and activities that encourage the use of creativity and innovation, understood as essential for a sustainable economic and social development.
This initiative is part of the work that the museum of the city of Porto has developed within the humour drawing. Besides PortoCartoon, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum promoted in 2007 and 2008 the European Cartoon Contest, under the themes "Inequalities, Discrimination and Prejudice" and "Intercultural Dialogue", respectively. In 2008, Porto was proclaimed "Capital of Cartoon" and in this context, are annually inaugurated in the city sculptures of the winning cartoons of the PortoCartoon-World Festival.

In 2007, the book edited by the museum with the first edition of the European Cartoon Contest, won the award of the European Union for best information of the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
This competition dedicated to creativity and innovation is being released to the world through the Virtual Museum of Cartoon (www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org), a site created and managed by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum. The deadline for the reception of works will be the 30th September 2009 (address: EN 108 No 206, 4300-316 Porto, Portugal).
The winners of previous editions were Ludo Goderis, from Belgium, and Musa Gumus, from Turkey.
 



   
 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Porto Capital of Cartoon:
"Crisis" of IGNAT  becomes public monument

It was inaugurated on the 22nd June near the Castelo do Queijo, in Porto, a sculpture if the Grand Prize of PortoCartoon 2009. It is a piece of iron made by the plastic artist Acácio de Carvalho, based on the cartoon of Mihai Ignat (Romanian cartoonist), winner of PortoCartoon XI-World Festival.

This is the second monument of a "roadmap of humour" that the Portuguese Printing Press Museum suggested to the Porto City Hall, under the proclamation made in 2008 as Porto- Capital of Cartoon. A year ago, when that proclamation made in ten different languages by representatives of various countries, was disclosed, on Avenida dos Aliados, the first monumet of that "road map", designed by architect Siza Vieira.

According to the project, each year a cartoon will be in different places of the city.

The session of Castelo do Queijo had the presence of the councilman Lino Ferreira, a representative of the Mayor of the City of Porto, and the cartoonist Mihai Ignat, Acácio de Carvalho and several artists that participated on this year PortoCartoon.

The cartoon included in the sculpture is about the "Crisis", which is the subject of the XI PortoCartoon, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
 


Mihai Ignat inside the sculpture inspired on his cartoon


Lino Ferreira City Hall assemblyman
and  Luís Humberto Marcos with...


 ...Mihai Ignat and Acácio de Carvalho.

 The entities and the cartoonists near the sculpture.

 

 



   
 
   

   

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
European Cartoon in Lisbon
Dozens of cartoons about
the Intercultural Dialogue

It is open to the public in the Rossio Train Station in Lisbon, the exhibition of European cartoon "Intercultural Dialogue", organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in cooperation with ACIDI.
The exhibition has 130 cartoons and is in the Diversity Week, an initiative of ACIDI.
During the inaugural session will be the delivery of prizes to winners of the contest: Musa Gumus (Turkey), winner of 1st prize and an Honourable Mention; Alessandro Gatto (Italy), the 2nd prize and Heino Partanen (Finland), Third Prize, and the honourable mentions to Luc Vernimmen (Belgium), David Vela (Spain), Cristian Topan, Mihai Ignat and Pavel Constantin (Romania) and Ahmet Aykanat, Oguz Gurel and Musa Gumus (Turkey).
The European Cartoon Contest of "Intercultural Dialogue" was organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in accordance with the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue (2008), and the invitation was only sent to European cartoonists.
The selection of works had an international jury chaired by the famous George Wolinski (Paris Match, and Charlie Hebdo Journal du Dimanche), and the president of FECO, Marlene Pohle, and a representative of the High Commissioner for Immigration and Dialogue Intercultural.

The cartoons of this exhibition were sent by artists from 23 European countries, such as Germany, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Finland, Italy, England, Holland, Poland, and Russia among others.
Turkey is the country with more cartoons present in the exhibition, followed by Greece, Portugal, Romania and Russia. This international competition began in 2007 with the theme of "inequality, discrimination and prejudice" in line with the work the Portuguese Printing Press Museum has developed within the promotion of “cartoon”, whose clearest expression is the PortoCartoon-World Festival, considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organizations) as one of the three most important festivals of humour in the world.

The catalogue on the theme of 2007 was recognized as "the best European Union information product” on the discrimination thematic.

The 2008 contest catalogue has 134 works, the awarded and selected by the Jury and has a foreword of Jorge Sampaio, as the United Nations High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations.
 
The exhibition will be open to the public until 5 June, with the collaboration of INVESFER and REFER, on the Rossio Train Station (Lisbon). Free entrance.


 

 

 

 



   
   

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Cartoonist from Romania
wins the XI PortoCartoon

Mihai Ignat from Romania was the winner of Grand Prize of the XI PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The second prize was to Augusto Cid (Portugal) and the third to Zaradkiewicz Zygmunt, from Poland.
The "Crisis" was the theme chosen for this edition.

The high quality of the works, led the international jury to award 11 Honourable Mentions to artists from 10 countries: Australia, Bulgaria, South Korea, France, Iran, Italy (2), Poland, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
This edition received the participation of 500 cartoonists, from 70 countries with nearly 2000 works. Brazil is the country with more participants - more than 50 cartoonists and 200 cartoons - followed by Iran, Turkey, Romania, Portugal and China.

The PortoCartoon-World Festival is considered by FECO as one of the three most important festivals of humoristic drawing in the entire world when considering cartoonist participation and monetary prizes. This mark of honour puts Portugal in the top of the international cartoon contests.

The international jury of PortoCartoon XI was chaired by Georges Wolinski, (France) and also included: Peter Nieuwendijk, Secretary General of FECO (Netherlands); Xaquin Marin, Honorary Director-of the Museo de Humor Fene (Spain), Roberto Merino, stage director (Chile), Nuno Carvalho, representative of the Ministry of Culture, Luís Mendonça, Representative of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Porto and Luis Humberto Marcos, director of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

Caixa Geral de Depósitos is the official sponsor of this festival, inaugurated in 1998 by then President of the Republic, Jorge Sampaio.



 


Grand Prize - Mihai Ignat – Romania
Untitled

2nd Prize - Augusto Cid – Portugal
Untitled


3rd Prize - Zygmunt Zaradkiewicz - Poland
“Crisis Dinner”



   
   

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Artist from China wins
the "Prize of the Public"

Zhong Guo, cartoonist and teacher in Tianjin (China) was the winner of the 10th PortCartoon-World Festival Prize of the Public.
Visitors of the several places where the exhibition was placed (Portuguese Printing Press Museum, The Porto Airport and Caixa Geral de Depósitos headquarters, in Lisbon) and the cibernauts chose the cartoon of Zhong (with 2,136 votes), leaving a large distance to the work of Louis Veloso (211 votes ) and Augusto Cid (194 votes). The participation of cibernauts was made through the the Cartoon Virtual Museum site (www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org).

The vote ended on 31 December and received about 4,500 votes. This participation nearly doubled compared to 2007.

This was the third edition of the "prize of the public" which began in 2006 and, like as the other editions, the winner iwill be invited to make an "anthological exhibition" about his work in the next PortoCartoon. In the previous editions won Ludo Goderis, from Belgium, and Ronaldo, from Brazil.

The cartoon of Zhong was on the finalist works selected by the international jury chaired by the General President of FECO, Marlene Pohle, and shows a policeman at the top of a ladder, among the clouds, painting a grid, similar to the prisons, on the sun.

The PortoCartoon, who chose "The Crisis" as a theme for 2009 is organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and has the Caixa Geral de Depósitos as official sponsor.


Guo Zhong
China - s/ título


 
  
  

 

27th International Salon of Caricature of St-Just-Le-Martel
PortoCartoon presents
two exhibitions in France

The PortoCartoon-World Festival is presented in France for the third consecutive year, this time with two exhibitions of cartoon.
The “27 International Salon de la, du Dessin de Presse et d’Humour” of St-Just-Le-Martel includes in its program the exhibitions "Daumier: the genius of caricature" and "IX PortoCartoon-World Festival: Globalization."
The first evokes the French Honoré Daumier, one of the ever most brilliant satirical cartoonists, the bicentenary of his birth and can be seen in the noblest area of the city of St Just, the Cultural Centre.
The exhibition commissioner is Luis Humberto Marcos, the Director of the museum, and presents about 200 drawings, a large majority belonging to the collection of Juan Espino. Rare pieces can be seen, such as the Daumier colour lithography about the Portuguese civil war, dated 1835.
This exhibition was presented in the museum in 2001, when the "Porto, Capital of Culture” and then travelled to Lisbon and Spain.
The PortoCartoon with the Globalization theme presents 500 works, the best of the contest 2007 edition. The original exhibition presents more than 400 works, received from the five continents.
The Salon of French Humour is been held for over 25 years and every year brings together some of the best cartoonists around the world. It is seen by thousands of visitors, with large author and thematic exhibitions.
This presence in France is one more step in the internationalization of PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized annually by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum. It should be noted that this contest has won the category of "one of the most important contests in the world" as per the Federation of Cartoonists’ Organisations.
The city of Porto was been recently proclaimed "Capital of Cartoon” in different languages, with the inauguration of a monument designed by Siza Vieira, in the city centre.
These exhibitions of Portuguese Printing Press Museum are presented to the public, in International Salon of Caricature of St-Just-Le-Martel, until 5th October.


 

 

 



 
 

  

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Human Rights in the 
10th PortoCartoon 

The 10th PortoCartoon-World Festival is open to the public on the International Cartoon Gallery of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
This tenth edition is dedicated to "Human Rights" and in the exhibition can be seen more than 400 cartoons from all around the world. 
The latest report of the International Amnesty reinforces the relevance of this subject by over than 500 participating artists in PortoCartoon of 2008. Distributed by 800 m2, between the International Cartoon Gallery and the Temporary Exhibitions Gallery, can be seen the four awarded works, the fifteen honourable mentions and the best cartoons sent to this festival. 
The cartoons in the tenth PortoCartoon exhibition with humour call the attention to the continuous violation of human rights in the 21st century, and in the year that marks the 
the 60 anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. 
The well known Portuguese cartoonist Augusto Cid was the winner of the Grand Prize, becoming the first Portuguese artist to win the 1st prize of the festival which is celebrating its ten years. 
The 10th PortoCartoon also has a special participation of International Amnesty Portugal, an exhibition about Daumier, the “The Humour of Ronaldo" exhibition, which was the winner of the 9th PortoCartoon Prize of the Public PortoCartoon, the Caricature Festival and several extensions in the city of Porto. 

International Amnesty Exhibition

The IA in association to this PortoCartoon edition presents an exhibition and a film under the scope of this festival’s theme.
So called "The UDHR: 30 Portuguese Artists" the exhibition shows illustrations of the articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) which is celebrating its 60 years. 
The film, directed by Stephen Johnson, brings together 41 designers, musicians and producers who gave life to the 30 articles of the UDHR. 
The IA Portugal was also one of the entities that joined the International Jury, represented by its President, Lucília José Justino, helping to choose the best cartoons about "Human Rights". 

"Daumier: an immortal genius" Exhibition

The exhibition celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of the French Honore Daumier, one of the brightest satirical designers ever. Consisting on 30 drawings, the exhibition presents some rare pieces, such as colour lithographs, especially about the Portuguese civil war. The drawing, which shows the dispute of the crown between D. Miguel and D. Pedro, was made in 1833 and is one of the first works of this author. 

The PortoCartoon is a space of excellence for global humour, considered by the Federation of the Cartoonists’ Organizations, as one of the three most important cartoon contests in the world. 
Every year its exhibition receives thousands of visitors, both on the Portuguese Printing Press installations and on the several cities and countries where is presented.
The 10th PortoCartoon has the official sponsorship of Caixa Geral de Depósitos and can be seen until December 31st. The exhibition is open to the public in its schedule: every day 15h.-20h (including Sundays and holidays) from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. 
The Portuguese Printing Press Museum is located in Porto, near the Freixo Bridge and five minutes of CP (train station) / Metro of Campanhã. 

"The Humour of Ronaldo" 

Under the scope of the PortoCartoon activities is also the exhibition "The Humour of Ronaldo" showing more than half hundred cartoons made by the Brazilian who won the Prize of the Public of 9th PortoCartoon, on the "Globalization" theme.
Ronaldo Cunha Days was born in Rio Grande do Sul. He is cartoonist, doctor and surgeon. His works highlight the hidden dimension of much human behaviour. Since balloons that take the children away from their mothers, AIDS and the nuclear to the representation of an insatiable Eva eating apples, the works help to understand the complexity of the human being. 
The exhibition can be seen until July 31, in Shopping Centre Dolce Vita Porto. 

Recordholder of Guinness 
In the Festival of Caricature


Radu Cletiu, registered in the Guinness book as the fastest live caricature artist in the world, came the “Festival of Caricature" of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum. 
The festivities of the 10th PortoCartoon World Festival was held in the week-end of S. João, in Avenida dos Aliados where the public had opportunity to meet the artists from worldwide. 
There was this year awarded: Augusto Cid (Grand Prize), Muhittin Koroglu, from Turkey (Second Prize), Dálcio Machado, from Brazil and Taeyong Kang, from South Korea (Third Prize ex-aequo). The cartoonists Antonio Santos, Edu Grosso (Brazil), Harold Ortiz (Colombia) winners of honourable mentions were also present, and the Spanish Omar Perez and also known Portuguese cartoonists: Artur Ferreira, Ferreira dos Santos, Onofre Varela and Eugénio. 
Ronaldo Cunha Days, well known Brazilian cartoonist and winner of the Prize of the Public of 9th PortoCartoon, Georges Wolinski and the President General of the Federation of the Cartoonists’ Organizations, Marlene Pohle, also participated in the festivities. 
For the third consecutive year, the PortoCartoon gave a special animation to the Porto city during the festival of S. João.
The artists did “live cartoon” and the public could take home their "caricature". 
The Festival of Caricature was promoted by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum in partnership with Porto Lazer and the City Hall of Porto


 The Cartoon Festival

 The Cartoon Festival

 The Cartoon Festival


General view of the exhibition

  General view of the exhibition


From Right to left: Lucília José Justino, Luís Humberto Marcos, Helena Gil, Álvaro Castelo-Branco, Marlene Pohle and Omir José Lourenço.


  Augusto Cid receives 1st prize

  Muhittin Koroglu receives 2nd prize 

 Dálcio Machado receives 3rd prize 

  Taeyong Kang receives 3rd prize


Edu Grosso, kang, Cid, Koroglu, Marlene and Harold Ortiz.
Luís Humberto, Ronaldo and Dálcio.


  "Daumier: an immortal genius" Exhibition

   "Daumier: an immortal genius" Exhibition

  Detail of the International Amnesty Exhibition

  International Amnesty Exhibition 

 The Humour of Ronaldo - Dolce Vita Porto

 The Cartoon Festival

 The Cartoon Festival




  

  

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Porto, Capital of the Cartoon
Proclaimed in 10 languages

10 cartoonists from several countries proclaimed in 10 different languages, the city of Porto as "Capital of the Cartoon" following a proposal made under the scope of the X-PortoCartoon World Festival to the Porto City Hall. 
The unveiling ceremony of a granite monument designed by Siza Vieira took place with the presence of the town councillor of Culture and important artists of the cartoon worldwide. 
Gonçalo Gonçalves read a message from the President of the Porto City Hall, which highlighted the importance of the cartoon as "a way of artistic, media and cultural expression" considering cartoonists the "privileged interpreters" of reality. 
The monument located at the top of Avenida dos Aliados, includes the cartoon of the Turkish Musa Gumus, winner of the Grand Prize of this festival 8th edition “Desertification and Land Degradation”. In this monument you can also be seen the scheme of the trophy designed by Siza Vieira and the inscription Porto Capital of the Cartoon. 
The proclamation was read in 10 different languages. In German was read by the Presidente General of the Federation of the Cartoonists’Organizations (FECO), Marlene Pohle; in French, by George Wolinski; in Turkish by Muhittin Koroglu; in Spanish by the Colombian Harold Ortiz, in Galician by Xaquin Marin, in Korean by Taeyong Kang, in Esperanto by Edu Grosso, in Romanian was read by Radu Cletiu; into English by Ronaldo Cunha Days and in Portuguese by the cartoonist Onofre Varela. 
Luis Humberto Marcos, director of PortoCartoon and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum said the proclamation was "a special moment for the museum and for the festival”, which is celebrating 10 years of existence. He also said that "Porto is a city that justifies the designation of Capital of the Cartoon", and explained why: Porto "hás two from the oldest newspapers in Europe (one of them – O Primeiro de Janeiro - celebrates 140 years); at the end of the 19th century and early 20th , Porto had the humoristic newspaper, “O Sorvete” which was published for 24 years; Porto has the only Cartoon international gallery of the Iberian peninsula; has the only Cartoon Virtual Museum; and a festival that is celebrating a decade".
George Wolinski, an important French cartoonist, and collaborator of publications such as the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo or the magazine Paris Match, and President to the International Jury of the PortoCartoon, referred to the PortoCartoon event as a "unique in the world", saying that Portugal is still one of the few countries where there is "a great tradition of humour drawing”.
As per Marlene Pohle "the cartoon is not only an element of humour, but can also be used as a weapon against the negative things done by the politicians". 
The PortoCartoon-World Festival is considered by the FECO as one of the three most important cartoon contests in the world. Its exhibitions have been shown in the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Spain, France and Mexico, some of them more than once.

 
 The international cartoonists build a puzzle 
with the draw that it is the monument 

Councillor of Culture and the PortoCartoon director

The international cartoonists group 
that has read the proclamation 

The international cartoonists and individualities group 
from Brazil that come to Portugal for the 
X PortoCartoon-World Festival.
   
Proclamation in Portuguese


  
   
  

  

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Augusto Cid wins 
X PortoCartoon 

The well known Portuguese cartoonist Augusto Cid was the winner of the 10th PortoCartoon World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, and with the Official Sponsorship of Caixa Geral de Depósitos.
The second prize was to Muhittin Koroglu, from Turkey and the third prize was awarded to two cartoonists ex aequo: Dalcio Machado, from Brazil and Taeyong Kang, from South Korea 
"The Olympic flame", was the title of the winner cartoon, and calls the attention to the multiple violations of Human Rights of China on Tibet. 
Augusto Cid collaborates weekly with the newspaper SOL and had an anthological exhibition on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in 2004. Called "The Knight of the cartoon" the exhibition presented about 120 of his best cartoons made throughout his career. 
The "Human Rights" was the theme chosen for this PortoCartoon edition and assumes a particular relevance at this time with the Olympic flame's problems on its journey to China. 
As the quality of the works received was of a very high level, the PortoCartoon international jury had also given 15 Honourable Mentions to cartoonists from 10 countries. Special attention deserves an honourable mention given for the second consecutive year to the Portuguese artist Antonio Santos. 
The winners will receive a monetary prize and bottles of special Port Wine (special reserve) together with the trophy and diploma. 
This is the first time over the ten years of this festival we registered such a geographical enlargement of the participation, 70 countries. This means a growth of 20% when comparing it with 2007. Moreover, both in terms of cartoonists and works the participation of previous years was exceed. The organization of PortoCartoon received almost 2000 drawings of more than 500 artists. Brazil is the country with more participants - more than 50 cartoonists, with 200 works. In second place was Portugal, followed by Iran. 

The international jury of X PortoCartoon was presided by Marlene Pohle, president of FECO and had the following members: Xaquin Marin, director of the Museo de Humor de Fene (Spain), Julio Dolbeth, from the Faculdade de Belas Artes do Porto, Lucília José Justino, President of Amnesty International of Portugal; Naoki Seshimo, Japanese architect; Nuno Costa Santos, representative of Produções Fictícias; Raquel Almeida, representing the Ministry of Culture and Luís Humberto Marcos, director of PortoCartoon and Museum. 

The PortoCartoon is considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organisations) as one of the three most important festivals of humour in the entire world. FECO is the most important international cartoonists’ organization and represents more than 2000 artists of 30 countries.

The PortoCartoon has been annually organized since 1998, and this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. Always with themes of great impact worldwide, this international cartoon festival already had the participation of more than 4000 artists from all over the world, and has in its property nearly 13500 works, and among it you can find some of the most well known artists of the world.
Several hundreds of thousands of visitors have seen the ninth editions of PortoCartoon which took place on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, and in the several cities where exhibited, including countries as Argentina, Brazil, Spain and Mexico. 

The winners of the X PortoCartoon will receive their trophies and prizes during the opening ceremony of the exhibition to be held on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in June, during the S. João of Porto festivities.


 Augusto Cid, Portugal
Title: The Olympic flame
Theme: “Human Rights"


2nd prize 
Muhittin Koroglu, Turkey 
Untitled 
Theme: “Human Rights"


 3rd Prize (ex-aequo)
Dalcio Machado, Brazil
Untitled 
Theme: “Human Rights"


  3rd Prize (ex-aequo)
Taeyong Kang, Soul Korea 
Title: “drought”
Free subject



 
 

  

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Protocol in Valladolid 

 The Portuguese Printing Press Museum signed a protocol of cooperation with the Fundación Joaquín Díaz, installed in the unique "Vila del Libro" of Spain, in the medieval village of Urueña, in Valladolid. 
The document was signed by the Director of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, Luis Humberto Marcos and by Joaquin Diaz, President of the Foundation, in the week-end the Village celebrated its first anniversary with the record of 76000 visitors. 
The protocol aims to enhance the cooperation and development of joint initiatives for the strengthening of cultural links between Portugal and Spain, giving valour to the role of the press and its history, and with the creation of an itinerary of the press in the Iberian space. 
Under the scope of this protocol, the two institutions will promote the exchange of temporary exhibitions, meetings, conferences and other initiatives on topics related to the printing press, the paper and the Graphic Arts. 
This initiative is in line of the internationalization the Portuguese Printing Press Museum that has already signed agreements with other countries, namely France, Mexico and the seven countries of Portuguese language, with the Museum without Borders of the Lusofonia Press. 

Created in 1994, the Fundación Joaquín Díaz (http://www.funjdiaz.net/index.cfm) has a museum with valuable ethnographic collections of engravings, typographical materials, musical instruments, photographs, disks, etc,. It also has a Fonoteca with more than 14 thousand media sound and a vast library with more than 14 thousand titles available for consultation. 
The Portuguese Printing Press Museum was inaugurated in 1997 and has been known for its cultural dynamization and the preservation of the graphical heritage. It is the only living Press museum on the Iberian Peninsula, and it has one of the largest collections of graphical machinery in the world and has patent to the public the world's largest collection of printing press machines working.



 
 

  

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Public gives the IX PortoCartoon 
Award to Brazilian Ronaldo 

 

The Brazilian Ronaldo Cunha Dias won the Prize of the Public IX PortoCartoon-World Festival, organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
Thousands of people participated on this voting and have chosen, through the Internet and in the various places where this exhibition could be seen, their favourite cartoon, in spite of the of the choice made by the international jury of the competition, presided by the French cartoonist G. Wolinski.
The public chose as the best work "Dance" of Ronaldo, a cartoonist finalist of the 9th PortoCartoon dedicated to "Globalisation". 
As a result of this prize, the author will present an author individual exhibition with 100 of his best works at the same time as the X PortoCartoon-World Festival, in June. 
Ronaldo Cunha Dias was born in the Brazilian city of Vacaria, Rio Grande do Sul, in 1951. He is a physician and surgeon dedicated to the cartoon since 1985. Already published 4 books of cartoons and received dozens of top prizes on national and international festivals of cartoon. It is customary presence in the most prestigious festivals of humour that take place throughout the world. 
The “Public’s Prize" initiative began on 2006, and the cartoon of Belgian Ludo Goderis, awarded that year with the Third Prize, won this competition. His individual exhibition was seen by thousands of people in Porto and Lisbon. 
The voting took place worldwide, in the Cartoon Virtual Museum with 35 cartoons in competition (winners, honourable mentions and finalists) that could be seen in detail for the vote. 
The PortoCartoon has been an area of excellence for humour worldwide and is considered by the Federation of Cartoonists’ Organizations (FECO) as one of the three important festivals of humour in the entire world when considering the cartoonist’s participation and monetary prizes. 



 
 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Best Cartoons of the European Prize in postcards

 

 

The visitors to the Portuguese Printing Press Museum already can buy the best cartoons of the European Cartoon Contest "Inequalities, Discrimination and Prejudice" which catalogue received in 2007 the prize for BETTER INFORMATION of the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
A collection of postcards of 26 cartoons, presents the awarded, the honourable mentions and the finalists of the contest promoted by the National Institute for Rehabilitation and organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The cartoons show the best of European humour on an issue that concerns us all, and were made exclusively by European authors from countries such as: Belgium, Belarus, Bulgaria, Spain, France, England, Moldova, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine.
These cartoons can also be seen in the book, awarded with the prize for BETTER INFORMATION of the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
Under the scope of this European Cartoon Contest the exhibition of the best works had been seen by several thousand of visitors, in Rossio Railway Station, in Lisbon.
The postcards can be purchased together or individually, on the museum and on its online store


 

 



 
 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Book of Humour against Discrimination
Awarded by the European Commission

 
 

The book of cartoons "Inequalities, Discrimination and Prejudice" produced by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, organizer of PortoCartoon-World Festival, won the prize for BEST INFORMATION of the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
This catalogue is a result from the European Cartoon Contest with the same name, organized by the Portuguese Institute for Rehabilitation (INR) in partnership with the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, for European artists.
The book brings together the 200 best works of the contest, including the awarded ones, the finalists and honourable mentions. It has 135 pages, is bilingual (Portuguese / English) and includes messages from the Portuguese Secretary of State for Rehabilitation and all members of the international jury of the contest: Marlene Pohle, president to the jury and FECO (Germany), Luís Humberto Marcos, director of PortoCartoon and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum; Xaquin Marin, director of the Museo de Humor (Fene / Spain); Andreia Marques, the Portuguese Institute for Rehabilitation, Luís Gouveia, DFJ Vinhos Marketing director.
The book can be purchased at the on-line store of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The BEST INFORMATION Prize was announced during the Closing Conference of the European Year held in Lisbon, on November 20, in the context of the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union.
The 600 participants in the conference voted on 30 products, produced under the theme of the European Year in 3 categories: visual, audiovisual and information. In category Visual won a poster of Belgium referring to the non-discrimination, in the category Audiovisual won a TV spot of Poland that warned the public to the need of educating children not to commit discriminatory practices, and the European Cartoon Contest catalogue, from the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, representing Portugal, won the Information category.
The exhibition of the European Cartoon Contest, named “Inequality, Discrimination and Prejudices”, was shown to the public in the Rossio Station, in Lisbon, and it was visited by several thousand people.


 



 
 

 

PortoCartoon in Mexico (Guadalajara)
Virtual Exhibition shows
Ibero-American Humour

 

This exhibition is composed by half hundred cartoons and presents the works of the "Ibero-American artists” awarded in the various editions of PortoCartoon-World Festival. This is a virtual exhibition, named "Ibero-American Humour in PortoCartoon".
The works shown in this exhibition were selected by the international jury of the contest (presided by Wolinski, famous French cartoonist), which each year has the task of choosing the best works received from all around the world. This is the first virtual exhibition organized under PortoCartoon-World Festival and it can be seen the works made by artists from Spain, Portugal, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba and Mexico, among other Latin American countries.
In the past nine editions of PortoCartoon, five Latin American artists were awarded. Angel Boligán Corbo won the grand prize of II PortoCartoon and several honourable mentions in the following years. Boligan was born in Cuba but is naturalized Mexican. It works like editorial cartoonist in the daily newspaper El Universal. The Brazilian Cau Gomez, from Bahia, won the IX PortoCartoon dedicated to Ecotourism. On the first edition of this festival, the Spanish Madrigal was awarded with the third prize. David Vela, also Spanish, won the second prize in the VII PortoCartoon. This year’s edition awarded the Brazilian DaCosta with the second prize.
The cartoons show the strength of reflexive humour regarding the most worrying problems of the world such as pollution, hunger, consumerism, lack of water, the abuse of power, desertification and globalization, among others.
For the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, the presence of this exhibition in X Ibero-American Congress of Communication, in Mexico, is like a bridge between cultures, countries and regions in the context of the internationalization of PortoCartoon-World Festival. The trophy designed by architect Siza Vieira clearly shows this interculturality.
The PortoCartoon has been a space of excellence for humour worldwide and is considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists’ Organizations) as one of the three most important cartoon contests in the world.


 



 
 

 

Estação do Rossio, in Lisbon
European Cartoon Contest exhibition
200 Cartoons against Discrimination


 

Thousands of visitors has seen the European Cartoon Contest exhibition “Inequalities, Discrimination and Prejudice” at the Estação do Rossio, in Lisbon.
With almost 200 works, the exhibition showed the awarded, the honourable mentions and the best works of the European Cartoon Contest promoted by The Portuguese Institute for the Rehabilitation and organized by The Portuguese Printing Press Museum, as per the designation of 2007 as the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All.
The museum was the entity chosen to be partner of this European unique initiative and was responsible for the contest organization, for the setting of the works chosen for the exhibition and the catalogue production.
The exhibition, which commissioner was Luís Humberto Marcos, director of the museum, has works of artists from 29 European countries, so different as Germany, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Spain, Slovakia, Greece, Italy, England, Israel, Holland, Macedonia, Poland, Ukraine, amongst other.
Portugal is the most participated country with works in this exhibition with 16 authors. Romania, Serbia and Turkey were also very participative.
The visitors could see caricatured different ways of discrimination, prejudice and stereotypes that affect thousands everyday.
The Portuguese Ministry of Work and Social Solidarity, Vieira da Silva, presided to the inauguration ceremony, and delivered the trophies to the winners of the contest: Ludo Goderis (Belgium), Grand Prize: NAPO (France), 2nd Prize; Musa Gumus (Turkey), 3rd Prize. The honourable mentions Gabriel Rusu (Romania) and Valeriu Kurtu (Moldavia) were also present in the ceremony.
On the same occasion was launched the catalogue “Inequalities, Discrimination and Prejudice”. This was a co-edition of the Museu Nacional da Imprensa and Edições Afrontamento, with 135 pages, bilingual (Portuguese/English) and shows the best 200 works, including the awarded, the honourable mentions and the finalists ones. The book includes a message of the Portuguese Secretary for the Rehabilitation, Idália Moniz and original texts of all members of the international jury: Marlene Pohle, president of the Jury and Federation of the Cartoonists’ Organizations (Germany), Luís Humberto Marcos, director of PortoCartoon and The Portuguese Printing Press Museum; Andreia Marques, the Portuguese Institute for the Rehabilitation; Luís Gouveia, DFJ Vinhos Marketing director; and Xaquin Marín, director of the Museo de Humor (Fene/Spain).
The catalogue can be bought on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum installations or on its on-line store.

 


 

Estação do Rossio

Delivery of prizes ceremony

 Delivery of prizes ceremony

 General view of the exhibition

 Ludo Goderis thanks the prize

 Napo thanks the prize

Musa Gumus thanks the prize



 
 

 

26º Salon International de la Caricature de St-Just-Le-Martel
French Salon received PortoCartoon


 

The PortoCartoon-World Festival was exhibited in France on the biggest European humour salon, for the second time in two years, with the official sponsorship of Caixa Geral de Depósitos.
The exhibition “Desertification and Land Degradation”  was the Portuguese presence on the “26eme Salon International du Dessin de Press et d’Humour”, of St. Just Le Martel.
With a set of 60 cartoons, this exhibition presented the awarded works, the honourable mentions and the works selected by the international jury of the 8th edition of the PortoCartoon contest.
When choosing this theme, the PortoCartoon organization wanted the cartoonists worldwide to think with humour about this drama that affects the life quality of billions of citizens.
This PortoCartoon works presented in France sent from many different countries, such as Germany, Argentina, Brazil, China. Mexico, Nigeria, and show, once again, the strength of the cartoon as a universal language.
The French humour salon is happening since more than 25 years ago and every year receives some of the best cartoonists in the world. It always shows great thematic and author exhibitions. This salon first prize is a cow, since the region is very rich in cattle breeding.
The presence of PortoCartoon in “the French capital of humour” is under the scope of a protocol signed in 2006, between the City Hall of St. Just le Martel and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum. This was another step on this Portuguese festival internationalisation, aiming at the reinforcement of its importance as an attraction point for the important names of the worldwide humour.

 


 

 


 
 
 
  
 

Portuguese Institute for the Rehabilitation |
Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Cartoonist from Belgium wins
The European Cartoon Contest


 

Ludo Goderis, from Belgium, won the Grand Prize of The European Cartoon Contest - Inequalities, Discrimination and Prejudice -, organised by the Instituto Nacional para a Reabilitação (The Portuguese Institute for the Rehabilitation) and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum. The Second Prize was to the French António Mongiello “NAPO” and the Third Prize was to Musa Gumus, from Turkey.

The international Jury also gave 12 Honourable Mentions to artists from 10 countries. The work of 11 finalists was also appreciated by the Jury.

The Grand Prize will receive a prize for the value of € 5000, and the second and third prizes will receive, respectively, € 2500 and € 1500.

The contest received more than half a thousand works, from the most differen european countries, being Portugal the most participative, followed by Romania, Serbia and Turkey. This contest was for European authors, of any country, being part or not of the 27 countries of the European Union.

This unique initiative is in accordance with the proclamation by the European Council of 2007 as the European Year of Equal Opportunities for All - Towards a Just Society. The contest’s purpose was to challenge he European Union artists to make cartoons on stereotypes, prejudice and all kind of discriminations, in matters of sex, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual orientation.

The Portuguese Institute for the Rehabilitation and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum look forward that the European think over with humour about a behaviour that thousands of human beings face daily because of the non-acceptance of the diversity and the violation of their rights, facing exclusion and vulnerable situations.

The International Jury was presided by Marlene Pohle, General President to the Federation of Cartoonists’ Organisations (Germany) and had the following members: Luís Humberto Marcos, PortoCartoon and The Portuguese Printing Press Museum’s director; Andreia Marques of The Portuguese Institute for the Rehabilitation; Luís Gouveia, Marketing Director of DFJ Wines; and Xaquin Marin, director of the Museo de Humor (Fene/Spain).

The prizes will be delivered in a public ceremony and the exhibition inauguration will take place in Lisbon, on October.

 

Selection for exhibition and catalogue


 Grand Prize
Ludo Goderis | Bélgica
Title: “Right of way”

 2º Prize | Antonio Mongiello “Napo”
França
Title: “Exclusion”

3º Prize | Musa Gumus
Turquia
Title: “Wolf”


Public presentation of the winners in Lisbon, presided by the Portuguese Secretary for the Rehabilitation and Integration for Disability.
      

From right to left: Luísa Portugal, INR Director; Luís Humberto Marcos, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum director; Idália Moniz, Portuguese State Adjunct Secretary for the Rehabilitation: Elza Pais, coordinator of the Portuguese Mission for the European Year, Luís Gouveia, DFJ Wine director.

 


  
 

 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
The “Globalisation” of the Humour
On the 9th PortoCartoon


 

 

The 9th PortoCartoon exhibition showed more than 400 works from the five continents in the International Cartoon Gallery of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The public could see the awarded cartoons, the honourable mentions and works from distant and different countries as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, South Korea, and many others.
The Globalisation theme had called the special attention of cartoonists worldwide which made this 9th PortoCartoon the most participated edition. When choosing this theme, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum wanted the public worldwide to think with humour about the impact globalisation affects worldwide the different sectors of society.

The Portuguese Secretary of Culture, Mário Vieira de Carvalho presided to the official ceremony, handed over the trophies and awards to the artists: Grzegorz Szumowski, from Poland, 1st Prize; DaCosta, from Brazil, 2nd Prize ex-aequo; Ludo Goderis, from Belgium; Ajubel, from Spain and António Santos, from Portugal, Honourable Mentions. The Belgian cartoonist had also opened his own exhibition, since he was the winner of The Public Prize of PortoCartoon 2006.
Many personalities were present in the ceremony, namely the president to the international jury of the contest, Georges Wolinski (France), and the President of FECO, Marlene Pohle (Germany), also author of one exhibition presented on this occasion.

The PortoCartoon has the official sponsorship of Caixa Geral de Depósitos and this edition includes also the installation “Portugal-Brazil: the escape to success”, of Edu Grosso e Acácio de Carvalho; two author’s exhibitions: “Tango” of Marlene Pohle and “Ludo Goderis Humour”, and the “Cartoon Festival”.

The installation “Portugal-Brazil: the escape to success”, of Edu Grosso e Acácio de Carvalho evokes the D. João VI escape to Brazil on the 29th November 1807 and his arrival at Rio de Janeiro on March 1808.
The wall reflects these two artists way of seeing this period of the Portuguese and Brazilian History, which bicentenary is commemorated in 2008.
The Brazilian artist Edu painted a Rio de Janeiro image with images of some historical personalities, such as Carlota Joaquina, D. Maria and D. João VI and also Indians, parrots and monkeys. Acácio made a giant acrylic painting.
Edu Grosso is a well known artist in S. Paulo, with many awards on the best Brazilian graphic humour festivals and several on international ones. Acácio de Carvalho teaches on ESE-I.P.Porto. He worked for ten years as graphic designer in JN, a Portuguese daily newspaper and had participated in more than a hundred theatre productions, as an actor, stage manager and mainly as scenographer. He also had participated in many exhibitions.

This installation puts in action an agreement between this museum and the city of Piracicaba (estate of S. Paulo, Brazil), aiming to the development of joint initiatives on the humour drawing. The International Salon of Humour of Piracicaba is the world oldest graphic humour organisation and happens every year since 1974.

Tango

The President of FECO exhibition has thirty works about the “caliente” dance known as Tango.
Marlene Pohle was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She created the Federation of Cartoonists’ Organizations (FECO) together with some colleagues from Holland and Belgium. Since then, Marlene began to participate in festivals and international humour contests. In 1977 FECO Germany was created and Marlene Pohle was its first President and also helped in the creation of FECO Argentina. Marlene is the General President of FECO since June 2005, and she is regularly invited to Cartoon international festivals.

The Humour of Ludo Goderis

“The Humour of Ludo Goderis” showed a hundred works from this Belgian artist who won the choice of the public for PortoCartoon 2006. The exhibition was displayed in the cities of Porto and Lisbon, and was visited by thousands of visitors. The Public’s Prize had thousands of participations and the public could choose its favourite drawing, independently of the choice of the jury of this festival. The public choose the 3rs Prize awarded of the VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival.

Thousands on the Cartoon Festival

Thousands participated on the Cartoon Festival of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, during the S. João festivities. This was an initiative of the 9th PortoCartoon co-organized with PortoLazer and Oporto City Hall (Câmara Municipal do Porto). This “Festival” took place during the weekend (23-24 June) in a giant tent in Praça da Liberdade (Porto centre) where people could have their caricature made by Portuguese and international artists, namely by this edition awarded cartoonists.

The PortoCartoon-World Festival is annual since 1999 and FECO (Federations of Cartoonists’ Organizations) considered it as one of the three most important cartoon contest of the world. The exhibition is seen by thousands of visitors in our museum and on the several cities where is shown.


General view of the exhibition

Grzegorz Szumowski receives 1st prize

Dacosta receives 2nd prize


From right to left: Ludo Goderis, Szumowski, Luís Humberto Marcos, DaCosta, António Santos and Ajubel.


  Installation “Portugal-Brazil

  Edu Grosso wall

  Acácio de Carvalho acrylic painting.

Marlene Pohle exhibition

 
"The Humor of Ludo Goderis" Exhibition - Dolce Vita

 The Cartoon Festival

 The Cartoon Festival

 The Cartoon Festival

 The Cartoon Festival

 The Cartoon Festival


  
    
  
 
 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
9th PortoCartoon Book
 

The visitors of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum already can take home the 9th PortoCartoon catalogue, which main theme is the “Globalisation”.
Co-edited by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and Edições Afrontamento, this catalogue shows the 350 exhibition selected cartoons, including the awarded, the honourable mentions and the finalist ones.
The catalogue with 267 pages is bilingual (Portuguese and English) and you can find there the original texts of all the members of the international Jury of this contest: Georges Wolinski, well known French cartoonist and president to the Jury; Marlene Pohle, General President of FECO (Germany); Xaquin Marín, Director of the Museo de Humor de Fene (Spain); Júlio Dolbeth, from the Faculdade de Belas Artes do Porto and Luís Humberto Marcos, Director of PortoCartoon and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
There you can appreciate works from such distant and different countries as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, India, Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, South Korea, and so many others.
The Globalisation theme had called the special attention of cartoonists worldwide which made this 9th PortoCartoon the most participated edition. The woks show, with humour and satire, the impact of globalisation worldwide and how its affects the different sectors of society, from Economy to Politics.
The PortoCartoon-World Festival is annual since 1999 and FECO (Federation of Cartoonists’ Organizations) considered it as one of the three most important cartoon contest of the world. Hundreds of cartoonists participate on this contest and their works “ennoble the universal cartoon language”.
The catalogue can be bought on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum installations or on its on-line store.


  
    
  
 
 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum        
PortoCartoon in Postcards


 

The visitors of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum are able to take home the best of the PortoCartoon-World Festival.

The museum has tree packs of postcards representing the cartoons awarded in the several editions of the PortoCartoon-World Festival. It deals with such variety of themes such as “Discoveries and Oceans”; “The turn of the century/millennium”; “Bridges/Gutenberg”; “Ecotourism”; “Water”; “Sports and Society”, “Humour and Society”, “Desertification and Land Degradation” and 2007 theme “Globalization”.

The cartoons of this packs demonstrate very well the reflexive strength of humour on the most concerning problems of the world: war, pollution, famine, consumerism, scarcity of water, abuse of power, terrorism, etc…

PortoCartoon takes place annually, since 1999, and there are hundreds of cartoonists that participate every year with works that do “ennoble the universal language of the cartoon.”

The pack of postcards is available both on the Portuguese Printing Press Museum’s store and on the online store.

 


  
 

 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum
Poland Cartoonist
Wins IX PortoCartoon

 
The cartoonist Gregorz Szumovski from Poland was the winner of the IX PortoCartoon-World Festival Grand Prize, organised by The Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in Porto, Portugal, which Official Sponsorship of Caixa Geral de Depósitos.
Osvaldo da Silva Costa from Brazil and Alessandro Gatto from Italy won the second prize ex-aequo and the third prize was to Rung Tang Li from China.
As the quality of the works received was of a very high level, the PortoCartoon international jury had also given 15 Honourable Mentions to cartoonists from 10 countries.
The PortoCartoon is considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organisations) as one of the three most important festivals of humour in the entire world when considering cartoonist participation and monetary prizes. This mark of honour puts Portugal in the top of the international cartoon contests. FECO is the most important international cartoonists’ organisation and represents more than 2000 artists of 30 countries.
The PortoCartoon international jury has presided by Georges Wolinski, and had the followings members: Marlene Pohle, FECO’s President General; Xaquin Marín, director of the Museu do Humor de Fene (Spain); Júlio Dolbeth, from Faculdade de Belas Artes (Portugal) and Luís Humberto Marcos, director of The Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
This year edition participation was bigger than in the earliest festivals, receiving more than 1700 works, from nearly 500 cartoonists, from 60 countries. Brazil was the most representative country in the contest with more than 250 works, followed by Iran (134) and Portugal in the third place with approximately 102 woks sent by 29 cartoonists.
The Globalisation was the chosen theme for the 9th PortoCartoon edition, as can read in the general rules of this contest edition “Never as today the process of globalisation had been so strong and with so many repercussions… the consequences of the globalisation spread themselves positive and negatively in economical, politics, industrial, commercial, sports, scientific, cultural, etc, terms”:
When choosing this theme, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, that organizes this Festival, wanted the cartoonists worldwide to think with humour about the impact globalisation affects worldwide the different sectors of society.
The winners will receive their trophies, monetary prizes and bottles of special Port wine during the IX PortoCartoon-World Festival inauguration that will take place on end of June, during the S. João of Porto festivities at the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
The PortoCartoon began in 1999, presided by the former President to the Portuguese Republic, Jorge Sampaio. Every year its exhibition receives thousands of visitors, both on the Portuguese Printing Press installations and on the several cities and countries where is presented. Last year the best of the PortoCartoon could be seen in Brazil, Spain and France.

 

 


The jury selecting the winner and finalists cartoons


 Grand Prize
Grzegorz Szumovski, Polónia
Teme: "Globalization"
Untitled


Second prize ex-aequo
Osvalda Silva Costa, Brasil
Teme: "Globalization"
Title: "Motorperpetuo"


Second prize ex-aequo
Alessandro Gatto, Itália
Teme: "Globalization"
Title: "Shopping"

Third prize ex-aequo
Run Tang Li, China
Untitled

Free Theme

 


PortoCartoon international jury. From right to left: Júlio Dolbeth, from Faculdade de Belas Artes (Portugal); Marlene Pohle, FECO’s President General; Georges Wolinski (France); Luís Humberto Marcos, director of The Portuguese Printing Press Museum and Xaquin Marín, director of the Museu do Humor de Fene (Galiza/Spain)


  
 

 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum    
New International Cartoon Gallery
Showed VIII PortoCartoon

 

The new International Cartoon Gallery of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum showed the VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival. The gallery has more than 400 m2 and presented 250 cartoons of the eighth edition of the PortoCartoon-World Festival, namely the works awardees, the honourables mentions and the best drawings selected by the international jury of the competition.

The “Desertification and Land Degradation” was the chosen theme for the 8th PortoCartoon edition, in accordance to UN when declaring 2006 as the International Year of Desertification.

The PortoCartoon-World Festival is considered by FECO as one of the three most important festivals of humoristic drawing in the entire world.

In parallel with the PortoCartoon exhibition, the public could see at the museum’s Temporary Exhibition Gallery, two international cartoon exhibitions: “Feco World Winners” (England) and “Piracicaba Humour” (Brazil).

All together, the public could appreciate more than 450 cartoons distributed by 800 m2. It could been seen works of five continents, from distant and different countries as Azerbaijan, Australia, Algeria, Brazil, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, among others, beyond the main European countries, including Portugal.

The VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival was opened in June 2006 and the session included the delivery of the awards to the winners, the opening of the PortoCartoon exhibition and the inauguration of the others international exhibitions. For the first time, the trophy drawn for the Portuguese architect Siza Vieira was given to the awards cartoonists.
The ceremony counted on the presences of: Rosangela Camolose, Secretary of the Cultural Action of Piracicaba; Maria Ivete Araújo, directress of the International salon of Humour of Piracicaba; Marlene Pohle, President of FECO and member of the jury; Xaquin Marin, director of the Museo of humour of Fene (Spain) and member of the jury. The winners of VIII the PortoCartoon: Musa Gümüs, from Turkey (1º Prize), Fero Kudlac, from Slovakia (2º prize), Ludo Goderis, from Belgium (3º prize) and Heino Partanen, from Finland (3º prize Ex-aequo with the special prize Port Wine) had been in the Museum and had received the monetary prizes, the trophies and bottles of Port Wine of Romariz (special reserve).

 

Internationalization

The PortoCartoon of 2006 marks a new stage in the internationalization of the festival and its importance in the international context, for the high quality reached and the obtained participation.

In the unanimous opinion of the international jury, that was presided again by the French cartoonist Georges Wolinski, this edition was marked for the excellency of cartoon that take the jury to attribute, for beyond the main awardees, eighteen honourables Mentions, in the set of the subjects. Thousands of works, from four hundred cartoonists, half hundred of countries, representatives of the five continents, reinforce the importance of the art of the humoristic drawing as the language most universal.

 

Another stage of the internationalization of the PortoCartoon is the presentation of two exhibitions of great international importance.

The signature of a protocol between the Portuguese Museum and the FECO organization in November of 2005 allows the presentation of the exposition "Feco World Winners” in Portugal. The FECO is the most important international organization of cartoonists representing more than 2000 artists of 30 countries. The exhibition was open in the United Kingdom in 2005 and arrived to Porto city, after passed for Egypt and Bulgaria.

The exhibition “Piracicaba Humour” shows more then a hundred of cartoons awardees in the festivals carried through the 32 years of existence of the International salon of Humour of Piracicaba, in Brazil. This is the most lasting organization of graphical humour of the world, performing every year since 1974. The coming of this exhibition to Portugal, results of the cooperation protocol signed between the Museum and the City hall of Piracicaba, in August of the passed year, for the development of joint initiatives in the sphere of the humour drawing.

 

 

Festival of Caricature

In the Porto city centre


The Portuguese Printing Press has promoted one
festival of caricature in the Porto City centre, in the scope of the VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival.
The festival happened in proper spaces in the main avenue of the city and counted with the presence of fourteen national and foreign cartoonists.
Hundreds of people had the opportunity to see the artists making live caricatures and had been able to speak with the awardees cartoonists of the PortoCartoon, the members of the international jury of the festival and to take home its caricature.

PortoCartoon in the

Palácio da Bolsa

 

The Port Wine Special Prize created this year for the organization of the PortoCartoon to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the biggest “ambassador” of Portugal was displayed in the Palácio da Bolsa, in Ribeira (Porto), near the museum.

The exhibition "Port Wine in Humour around the world" shows more than half hundred of cartoons concerning the Port Wine. This was, otherwise, the motto to the cartoonist of the whole world to bind the good wine to the "good mood". The exhibition shows drawings from different countries as Israel, Finland, Cuba, Turkey, Romania, Ukraine and Holland, among others.


From left to rightt: Xaquin Marin, Rosangela Camolose,
Luís Humberto Marcos e Marlene Pohle

 Musa Gümüs receives 1st prize  

Fero Kudlac receives 2nd prize  

Ludo Goderis receives 3rd prize  

Heino Partanen receives 3rd prize ex-aequo from Port Wine Special Prize  


 PortoCartoon trophies

International Cartoon Gallery  


International Cartoon Gallery  

International Cartoon Gallery  


Temporary Exhibition Gallery  


  Temporary Exhibition Gallery  

 Festival of caricature  

Festival of caricature  


  
 

 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum    
New Virtual Gallery
Football & Humour

 

The Portuguese Printing Press Museum launches, on the start of World Cup 2006, a virtual gallery dedicated to "Football & Humour".
This new gallery is part of the Cartoon Virtual Museum and presents more than an hundred drawings about the football and everything that surround it.

In this gallery can be seen the participant works of some editions of the PortoCartoon-World Festival, with special distinction to the 2004 edition under the theme “Sports and Society” with reference to the Euro 2004 in Portugal and the Olympic Games in Athens.

Some cartoons result of a direct invitation launched by Portuguese Printing Press Museum to cartoonists of the five continents about the World Cup 2006 theme.
The virtual gallery is trilingual (Portuguese, English and Esperanto) and will be online in the start of the World Cup 2006 and will be available at the Cartoon Virtual Museum.
This is the second gallery inside of the Cartoon Virtual Museum and is divided in the following sections: Authors, Caricatures, Cartoons, Countries and Links.
Last February the Cartoon Virtual Museum launched the "Mahomet Gallery" destined to congregate all the information that circulated in the Internet about the polemic’s cartoons of Mahomet prophet.
With the creation of the "Football & Humour" the Portuguese Printing Press Museum intends to value the Humour drawing as universal journalistic language and to homage the cartoonists when inviting them to draw on what "probably" it is the most universal subject of the world.


  
 

 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum    
Turkish Cartoonist wins
VIII PortoCartoon - 2006

 

The cartoonist Musa Gumus from Turkey was the winner of the VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival Grand Prize, organised by The Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in Porto, Portugal.
 

Fero “Bubino” Kudlac from Slovakia won the second prize and the third prize was to Ludo Goderis from Belgium. The first two works are about the main theme: “Desertification and Land Degradation”.
The winning work, which had the consensus of all the members of the Jury, shows an Eskimo opening a window on the ice and becoming surprised with the image of the Earth drying.
 

Musa Gumus published his first cartoon on the “Girgir” Magazine and collaborated with several magazines. He received 19 awards. Nowadays he is working as a teacher of cartoon and illustrations in a college.
 

The PortoCartoon international jury has presided by Georges Wolinski, and the followings members: the Portuguese architect Siza Vieira; Marlene Pohle, FECO’s President General; Xaquin Marín, director of the Museu do Humor de Fene (Spain); Roberto Merino, stage manager and professor of Scenic Arts from Chile; Rui Santos, professor from Faculdade de Belas Artes (Portugal); Luís Humberto Marcos, director of The Portuguese Printing Press Museum.
As the quality of the works received was of a high level, the PortoCartoon international jury had also given 13 Honorable Mentions to cartoonists from 8 countries.


High Quality

On the press conference for presentation of the winners, all the members of the jury agreed that this 8th edition reinforces the high quality level of the PortoCartoon-World Festival, with more works and a big number of cartoonists, but mainly “with an incredible quality”.
Wolinski, called the attention to the fact that “the press drawing is the art of nowadays”. Marlene Pohle also mentioned the press drawing as “the more direct mean and a way … of denouncing… institutions, politics and social problems”.

The desertification and Land degradation was the chosen theme for the 8th PortoCartoon edition, in accordance to UN when declaring 2006 as the International Year of Desertification. It is underlined by UN that in the last decades the life conditions have been degrading and our planet is threatened with many violations to the earth balance.

This year edition participation was received 1360 works, from almost 400 cartoonists from 50 countries. Brazil was the most representative country in the contest with 200 works, followed by Turkey and Romania.

When choosing this theme, the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, that organizes this Festival, wanted the cartoonists worldwide to think with humour about this drama that affects the life quality of billions of citizens.
The winners will receive their trophies, monetary prizes and bottles of special Port wine during the VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival inauguration that will take place on the end of June at the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

The PortoCartoon-World Festival is considered by FECO as one of the three most important festivals of humoristic drawing in the entire world when considering cartoonist participation and monetary prizes. This mark of honour puts Portugal in the top of the international cartoon contests. FECO is the most important international organization and represents more than 2000 artists of 30 countries.

The PortoCartoon began in 1999, presided by the former President to the Portuguese Republic, Jorge Sampaio. Every year its exhibition receives thousands of visitors, both on the Portuguese Printing Press installations and on the several cities where is presented.
During these eight editions, this festival received the participation more than 3000 cartoonists of the five continents.
 
SPECIAL PRIZE “PORT WINE”
 
The Port Wine Special Prize created this year for the organization of the PortoCartoon to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the biggest “ambassador” of Portugal was displayed in the Palácio da Bolsa, in Ribeira (Porto), near the museum.
 
The exhibition "Port Wine in Humour around the world" shows more than half hundred of cartoons concerning the Port Wine. This was, otherwise, the motto to the cartoonist of the whole world to bind the good wine to the "good mood". The exhibition shows drawings from different countries as Israel, Finland, Cuba, Turkey, Romania, Ukraine and Holland, among others.


 3rd Price / Wine - Heino Partanen - Finland

 

Selected for the exhibition and catalogue


  

  

 

 


   
GRAND PRIZE PORTOCARTOON - Musa Gumus - Turkey
 

2ND PRIZE PORTOCARTOON - Fero “Bubino” Kudlac -  Slovakia

3RD PRIZE PORTOCARTOON - Ludo Goderis - Belgium

 1st Price / Wine - Yuri Ochakovsky - Israel

2nd Price / Wine - Pedro Méndez Suárez - Cuba

 

 

 

 


  
 

 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum    
PortoCartoon on
Wolinski’s Book


 

Georges Wolinski has dedicated one page of his most recent book “Les Carnets de Voyage” to his trip to Porto in 2004, when he was member to the jury of the Porto-Cartoon-World Festival.
The “Carnets” tell us the cartoonist’s adventures in such different countries as Brazil, Cuba, Ecuador, Honduras, Russia, Mexico, Tunisia and Cambodia. Amongst all this voyages, there is the one to Portugal to participate on the sixth edition of PortoCartoon jury meeting.
On his humoristic report about his first travel to Porto, Wolinski tell us about the bridges, Ribeira, and the city traditional food.
The festival mentioned on the book is organized annually by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum and is considered one of the three most important cartoon contests in the world, as per FECO (Federation of Cartoonists’ Organizations).
The book was published by Albin Michel, and is a collection of his 50 years of travelling around the world “carnets” and presents the cartoonist’s look about facts and personages that day by day also make history.
Wolinski was the president to the PortoCartoon jury in 2006 and this year he will come back to Porto to preside to the VIII PortoCartoon-World Festival

 

 


  
  

 

 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum    
Cartoon Virtual Museum
in ESPERANTO


   

The Portuguese Printing Press Museum launched, worldwide, the Esperanto version of the Cartoon Virtual Museum.

Available at www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org the cartoon virtual museum is now trilingual (Portuguese, English and Esperanto).

Esperanto was created in 1987 by Ludwick Zamenhof and had, as a goal to become the world’s universal language. Nowadays over three million people in about 100 countries speak Esperanto. This geographical latitude is the reason why it was chosen as the third language of this Cartoon Virtual Museum was launched by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum during the official inauguration of the VII PortoCartoon-World Festival, on November 2005.

 




 


  
  
 
 
 
 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum    
VII PortoCartoon-World Festival
Award winners of the VII PortoCartoon 
Received their prizes in Portugal

 

The award winners of VII PortoCartoon-World Festival “Humour and Society” were in Portugal at the inauguration of the festival.

Druzhinin (grand prize), David Vela (2nd prize) and Zlatkovsky (3rd prize) were awarded with a trophy, a monetary prize and bottles of Port Wine (Romariz special reserve). A traditional Portuguese pottery was made exclusively; by Cerâmica do Douro for the winner of the VII PortoCartoon-World Festival.

Isabel Pires de Lima, Portuguese Minister of Culture, has presided the award ceremony and inaugurated the exhibition of the over 200 cartoons selected by the international jury of the contest.

Also present at the ceremony were the president of the jury, the famous French cartoonist G. Wolinski, and the president of FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organisations) Marlene Pohle.

 

The PortoCartoon is considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organizations) as one of the three most important festivals of humour in the world when considering cartoonist participation and monetary prizes. This honour places Portugal at the top of the international cartoon contests. FECO is the most important international cartoonist’s federation, which represents more than 2000 artists from 30 countries.

The VII PortoCartoon exhibition presents over 200 cartoons including the awarded cartoons, the honourable mentions and the best drawings selected by the international jury of the contest.

The works on display are from countries as different as, among others: Azerbaijan, Algeria, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Iran, Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Ucrania, Turkey, and also all the major European countries.

 

At the inauguration the catalogue “Humour and Society” was released, a co-edition of the National Printing Press Museum and Edições ASA. The catalogue has 216 pages and gathers the 17 cartoons awarded, plus the other 193 drawings selected to the exhibition.

 
It is a bilingual edition (Portuguese and English) gathering the original texts from all the members of the international jury and a message from the Portuguese President, Jorge Sampaio.
 
 


  Druzhinin recieves the grand prize from 
the Portuguese Minister of Culture, Isabel Pires de Lima


Cervera recieves the 2nd prize from 
Georges Wolinski, President of the Jury


 Zlatkovsky recieves the 3rd prize from 
Marlene Pohle, President of FECO

 
 

 

 


  

  
  
 

 

Web Site - Produced by Museu Nacional da Imprensa
Portuguese Printing Press Museum
launches Cartoon Virtual Museum

Cartoon Virtual Museum was launched by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum during the official inauguration of the VII PortoCartoon-World Festival.

The first “access” to this virtual museum was made by the Portuguese Minister of Culture, the President of FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organizations), Marlene Pohle, the president of the VII PortoCartoon’s jury and by the director of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, Luís Humberto Marcos, which is the author of this project.

Available at www.cartoonvirtualmuseum.org the new virtual museum intends to be another stage on the focus the Portuguese Printing Press Museum has been given to the cartoon, since the Museum’s inauguration back in 1997.

This new project is a part of the International Gallery of Cartoon which is being created and that aims the global spread of a set of references that mark the importance of humoristic drawing in the world. It is a project that will be strengthened with the protocol signed between FECO and the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

Still on its first stage, the Cartoon Virtual Museum has to be seen as a dynamic space that intends to value the universal language of cartoon, aiming, as did always Porto Cartoon, at the humour’s excellence

It is divided in several “spaces”, with a special note to the Honour Gallery, where several pillars of the history of caricature, since the XIX century, can be found.

In the other sections one can get information on the cartoonists, contests and festivals, museums and galleries, cartoon organisations and news. There’s also a special highlight to an item devoted to PortoCartoon-World Festival.


  

  


  
    
  
 
 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum        
Theme: Humour and Society
Druzhinin win VII PortoCartoon

   

The cartoonist Valentin Druzhinin from Turkemenistan was the winner of the VII PortoCartoon-World Festival Grand Prize, organised by The Portuguese Printing Press Museum, in Porto, Portugal.

David Vela Cervera from Spain won the second prize and the third prize was to Mikhail M. Zlatkovsky also from Russia.

Druzhinin started his publications in periodical newspapers at the age of 14 and he is a member of Ukraine artists League. He had already participated in many exhibitions and he won more than 90 awards. Nowadays he works at the Russian newspaper “Komsomoskaya Pravda”.

The PortoCartoon is considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organizations) as one of the three most important festivals of humour in the entire world when considering cartoonist participation and monetary prizes. This mark of honour puts Portugal in the top of the international cartoon contests.

FECO is the most important international cartoonist’s federation which represents more than 2000 artists from 25 countries.

The PortoCartoon international jury has presided by Georges Wolinski (France), the famous Portuguese architect Siza Vieira and the followings members: Marlene Pohle (Germany), FECO’s vice-president; Xaquin Marín, director of the Museu do Humor de Fene (Spain); Fernando Pinto Coelho, professor on the Faculdade de Belas Artes (Portugal); Luís Humberto Marcos, director of The Portuguese Printing Press Museum and Inês Moreira from Instituto das Artes/ Culture Ministry (Portugal).

 

High Quality

 

Wolinski, cartoonist of the “Paris Match”, “Le Journal du Dimanche”, “L’Echo des Savanes” and “Charlie Hebdo” said, during the Press Conference of the winner’s presentation, that he was pleased for the “high quality” of the cartoons send to the contest. He also said that the quality of this PortoCartoon edition overcame the formers ones. Concerning the winner cartoon Mr. Wolinski refers that “it’s a remarkable cartoon with a very strong and actual idea”. On the other hand, Marlene Pohle, as FECO’s vice-president, reinforces the importance of this festival saying that “PortoCartoon is an international well-known contest and one of the three most important festivals of humour in the entire world”. Luís Humberto Marcos, director of Portuguese Printing Press Museum, says that the quality of the drawings “reinforces the humour excellence that has been characterizing the festival”.

 

As the quality of the works received was of a high level, the PortoCartoon international jury had also given 14 Honourable Mentions, selected 210 cartoons for the catalogue and draw up an official report of the meeting that “PortoCartoon contributes to divulge and to valorise the excellence cartoon language” and that “PortoCartoon show clearly a high quality level that is important to distinguish in the international context”.

 

The VII PortoCartoon-World Festival theme was “Humour and Society” in tribute to all cartoonists and in memory of  Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro, who created in 1875 the famous figure of “Zé Povinho”.

Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro (1846-1905) was the greatest Portuguese cartoonist and worked to the most important foreign periodicals of his time: The Illustrated London News, L’Illustration, Illustrirte Zietung, O Mosquito; El Mundo Cómico, Illustración Espanola y Americana. The Printing Press Museum is celebrating this year the centenary of his death.


 GRAND PRIZE - Valentin Druzhinin - Rússia
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  2ND PRIZE - David Vela Cervera - Spain
The First Kiss


3RD PRIZE - Mikhail Zlaykovsky - Rússia
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Portuguese Printing Press Museum
PortoCartoon: the laugh of the world


 

The exhibition “PortoCartoon: the laugh of the world” presents the awardees of several editions of the PortoCartoon-World Festival, initiative of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum.

This festival has imposed itself in the international scene and already is considered one of the three main world-wide competitions in accordance with the international classification given by the FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organisation).

Constituted of half hundred of works, the exhibition opens with a trilingual text (Portuguese, English and Castilian) of the director of the museum, Luís Humberto Marcos.
 

The winners and honourables mentions in the exhibition, are the best works selected of thousands of competing cartoonists from several countries.

The exhibition is permanent and is open to the public in the Cartoon International Gallery of the Portuguese Printing Press Museum in its schedule: every day 15h.-20h.


     

   

  


  
     
  
 
 

Internet - Portuguese Printing Press Museum          
Virtual Gallery “9/11 Cartoons”
    

The Portuguese Printing Press Museum marks the third anniversary of the 9/11attacks with the launching of the Virtual Gallery " 9/11 Cartoons ".

Located at http://www.museudaimprensa.pt/cartoons-9/11 the virtual gallery results of the great impact the event had on the world, through the Media and the rich interpretations the cartoon had about it.

The virtual gallery "9-11 Cartoons" is bilingual (Portuguese/English) and allows a fast access to thousands of cartoons from all over the world. The site is distributed in several "rooms", allowing the visualization of the cartoonist’s humoristic work by: countries, professional associations, individual cartoonists, etc.


  
    
  
 
 

Finances Ministry - Lisbon         
Winners of the VI PortoCartoon 
Have been in Portugal

     
Two winners of the VI PortoCartoon-World Festival organized by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, have been in Portugal to receive their prizes.
The polish Grzegorz Szumowski, winner of the first prize and the italian Achille Superbi, winner of the third prize, ex-aequo, received the trophies, the monetary prizes, bottles of Port Wine (special reserve) and traditional Portuguese pottery, exclusively made by Cerâmica do Douro for the winners of the festival.
The theme for this year edition is “Sports and Society” with reference to the Euro 2004 in Portugal and the Olympic Games in Athens.

The PortoCartoon is considered by FECO (Federation of Cartoonists Organizations) as one of the three most important festivals of humour in the all world.

The exhibition presents 226 cartoons, shows the winners, the 14th honourables mentions, and the best works selected from all world.

Grzegorz Szumowski, from Poland, was the winner of the first Prize. He has already won the second prize of the V PortoCartoon, in 2003. Borislav Stankovic, from Serbian and Montenegro, won the second prize and the third prize was to Achille Superbi, from Italy and Michael Kountouris, from Greece.

The first prize was given to a cartoon about the terrorism presented for the free category but it’s quality was superior to the remaining participants to the theme of the festival “Sports and Society” and lead the international jury of the contest to give him the first prise.

The catalogue of the VI PortoCartoon was already presented, co-edited by the Museum and the ASA editions. The catalogue has 253 pages, in Portuguese and English and messages of the international jury members of the festival: Museum director, Luís Humberto Marcos (president), Georges Wolinski, cartoonist of “Paris Match” and “Charlie-Hebdo” (France); Xaquin Marín, director of the Museu do Humor de Fene (Spain), António, cartoonist of the Portuguese newspaper Expresso (Portugal), Luís Mendonça, professor on the Faculdade de Belas Artes (Portugal) Inês Moreira from Instituto das Artes/ Ministério da Cultura (Portugal) and Roberto Merino, stage manager from Chile.

This year edition participation was bigger than in the earliest festivals, receiving 2146 works, from 606 cartoonists, from 64 countries. 1596 works to the main subject and 550 to the free theme. Globally this edition was grown 20% in relation with the V PortoCartoon. This reinforces the PortoCartoon-World Festival as one of the three most important festivals of humour.

Brazil is the country more represented on the exhibition with 18 artists and 25 cartoons. Poland has the second bigger participation in the festival with 14 cartoonists.

The exhibition shows many different countries as: Azerbaijan, Colombia, Chine, Soul Korea, Indonesia, Peru, Uruguay, and the main Europeans countries.


Grand Prize - Grzegorz Szumowski

  2nd Prize - Borislav Stankovic STABOR 


  3rd Prize - Achille Superbi

  3rd Prize - Michael Kountouris


  
     
  
 
 

Portuguese Printing Press Museum            
V PortoCartoon-World Festival
    

 

The cartoonist Muhittin Koroglu, from Turkey, was the winner of the V PortoCartoon-World Festival Grand Prize. Grzegork Szumowski, from Poland, won the second prize and the third prize was to Yuri Ochakovsky, from Israel. As the quality of the works received was of a high level, the PortoCartoon international jury gave 12 Honorable Mentions.

The three awarded cartoons were presented under this year contest theme: “The Water”, in accordance with the UNESCO designation for 2003.

A cartoon catalogue with 272 pages - “Water with Humour" -- was published, co-edited by the Museum and Edições ASA and there you can see the 15 awared cartoons and 227 works selected by the jury to be present on this exhibition.

The catalogue where you can read the original texts of all the member of this festival jury (the Museum director, Luís Humberto Marcos (president), Xaquin Marín, director of the Museu do Humor de Fene (Spain), António, cartoonist of the Portuguese newspaper Expresso (Portugal), Luís Mendonça, professor on the Faculdade de Belas Artes University of Fine Arts of Oporto (Portugal), Roberto Merino, stage director from Chile, Paulo Caruso and Francisco Caruso, Brazilian cartoonists) was edited in Portuguese and English.


  1st Prize - Muhittin Köroglu

 2 nd  Prize - Grzegorz Szumowski

3 rd Prize - Yuri Ochakovsky


  
    
  
 
  Romanian Literature Museum    
The Portuguese Printing Press Museum
In the EUROLITERATUR Project 


   

The Portuguese Printing Press Museum is an associated partner of the EUROLITERATUR, the first interactive multimedia exhibition about the European literature and his main writers.

The project was organized by the Romanian Literature Museum and count with the participation of the several European countries. Portugal is represented by the Portuguese Printing Press Museum, the entity responsible for the biographic and photographic documentation of the Portuguese writers presented on the exhibition.

The display is chronologically organized and includes the main stages of the European literature, on the following segments: The Antiquity, The Middle Ages, The Renaissance, The Baroque and Classicism, The Enlightenment, The Romanticism, The Realism, The Naturalism, The Parnassians, The Symbolism, The Modern and Contemporary Literature.

Some of the greatest Portuguese writers as Luís de Camões, Almeida Garrett, Antero de Quental, Eça de Queirós, Guerra Junqueiro, Fernando Pessoa and José Saramago, appears side by side with the well-known William Shakespeare, Alexander Dumas, Victor Hugo, Honoré de Balzac, Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie, Virginia Wolf and Umberto Eco, among others.

The exhibition includes: photos (of writers, books, manuscripts etc.); audio and video recordings (movies, interviews, music and poetry recitals, theatre performance etc.); literary-historical data; e-books. This project implies a modern designed vision of the display and a multilingual approach, using digital multimedia technology.

The Euroliteratur project was possible through the implication of the European Commission with the support of its Culture 2000 Programme
The main objectives of the project are: Promotion of cultural dialogue and knowledge share concerning the European nations' cultures and literature; the highlighting of the common roots and similar elements in the European literary heritage, cultural diversity and development of new forms of literary expression; Improved access to the common cultural heritage of European Union for as many citizens as possible.

The Euroliteratur exhibition is permanent and can been seen on the Romanian Literature Museum, in Bucharest