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Caos – The inauguration and the results of the competition

Between giraffes, sailors, cannons and a lot of chaos, Saturday, December 8 we spent a great day dedicated to illustrators. At 3.50pm we were still trying to clean up our gallery because at 16 it opened “More”, the personal exhibition of Victoria Semykina (winner of the past edition of the illustration competition), presented by Anna Castagnoli. At 5 pm we moved to Santa Maria della Pietà for the opening of the exhibition Caos with the special section dedicated to Mordillo, “The tenderness of fear”. The Argentine artist has honored our city dedicating an illustration, one of his famous giraffe is measured in height with the “Torrazzo” of Cremona. At a certain point, a fearsome cannon, inspired by an illustration by Mordillo, was staged. That cannon had the goal of creating chaos in the hall to nominate the winners of the 14th edition of the Tapirulan illustrator contest: the Popular Prize was won by the couple Gianluca Patti and Bianca Sangalli Moretti, while the Critics Prize is finished in the hands of Joey Guidone . The 12 authors published on the 2019 calendar are: Emanuele Benetti, Inna Burshteyn, Giulia Canala, Beatrice Cerocchi, James Daw, Luca Di Battista, Joey Guidone, Irene and Irene, Marie Muravski, Filippo Spinelli, Laura Zani, Antonio Zeoli. Sunday 9 December at 11 am another appointment: an interview with Guillermo Mordillo who told his incredible career. The competition ends in this way, but the exhibition will remain open until February 3, 2019 in Cremona and then move to Genoa Nervi between March and June 2019. And there, as usual, we will make an appointment for the new edition!

The first picture


Foto di Studio B12

Jury’s Prize: Joey Guidone

piccolo naufrago

Popular Prize: Gianluca Patti e Bianca Sangalli Moretti

La Ciotat

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Caos – Selected authors

Many people have written to us, eager to know the results, and we apologize for making you wait one more day to know the results of the competition, but the choices when they are suffering and intense require time and meditation, so it was for the jury of this year, that we thank for the patience and dedication. Below are the 48 authors selected in the group of 975 participants. All 48 selected authors will be exhibited in Cremona between 8 December 2018 and 3 February 2019 (and subsequently in Genova Nervi until June 2019), together with the anthology section dedicated to Mordillo, special guest of this XIV edition. Among the 48 selected will be chosen the 12 authors published on the calendar and the winner of the first prize of 2500 euros, which will be awarded the same day during an award ceremony that probably will be very chaotic. The People’s Prize (500 euros) will also be awarded to one of these authors at the end of online voting.

Voting will start on Monday, November 26, 2018 at midday and will close on Friday, November 30, 2018 at midnight. Only selected authors can be voted. Once again we thank all the participants and we invite you to the inauguration of the exhibition on December 8th: at 4pm at our gallery (corso XX Settembre 22, Cremona) will be inaugurated the exhibition of Victoria Semykina (winner of the last edition), then at 17 to Santa Maria della Pietà will take place the award ceremony and the inauguration of Chaos with the presence of Mordillo. Sunday, December 9 at 11 will take place – always in Santa Maria della Pietà – a more intimate meeting, with Guillermo Mordillo and all the illustrators.

Emanuele Benetti
Giovanni Berton
Antonio Bonanno
Federica Bordoni
Inna Burshteyn
Giulia Canala
Francesco Caporale
Victor Cavazzoni
Michele Cazzaniga
Beatrice Cerocchi
Lorenza Cotellessa
James Daw
Costanza Degli Abbati
Luca Di Battista
Nicola Ferrarese
Brian Fitzgerald
Federica Fruhwirth
Manon Gauthier
Davide Ghiacci
Tommaso Gianno
Lorenzo Gritti
Matteo Gubellini
Joey Guidone
Tomoyo Hiroishi
Irene and Irene
Luisa Jung
Raphaël Kolly
Andrea Kurtz
Stefano Marra
José David Morales
Marie Muravski
Giulia Neri
Gianluca Patti / Bianca Sangalli Moretti
Alice Piaggio
Alessandro Pugiotto
Chiara Raineri
Ramírez Dalmau Adrià
Jacopo Riva
Guido Rosa
Simone Rotella
Morgane Sanglier
Marco Spadari
Filippo Spinelli
Gianfranco Spione
Marisa Ventura
Puthima Wongdeeprasith
Laura Zani
Antonio Zeoli

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Caos – Gallery of all the contestants

Dear friends, after unutterable efforts our brave cataloguers have completed their work and the gallery of all the participants to the 14th edition of our illustration contest is finally done! So brace yourselves and get ready to dig into a long and chaotic tunnel of images because this year there are more contestants than ever: 975 artists from about every corner of the world.

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The chaos of cataloging

Surely the most chaotic moment of the competition is that of cataloging. Saturday, October 20th, the registrations for the fourteenth edition of the competition were closed and in these days we are opening packages, checking entries, digitizing illustrations … In short, a long work awaits us that will end when – around November 10th – all the illustrations will be put online. Meanwhile, the jury will also work to express its verdict that will arrive on November 20. We thank all the participants right away, this year more numerous than ever: a sign of affection, after so many editions, that makes us enormously pleased; and we launch the invitation for December 8 for the opening of the exhibition of the selected authors – CAOS -, and the opening of Victoria Semykina show (winner of the last edition), and the opening of the exhibition of Mordillo, the special guest of this year.

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14th edition at the start, it is already chaos …

For someone it represents the origin of all things, for others it is only the state in which they find their own desk; for someone it is a mathematical and physical theory that can understand only those who have an incredibly high IQ, for others it represents the emblem of the society in which we live. We are talking about the CAOS, or CHAOS if you prefer. But we are also talking about the theme of the 14th edition of the Tapirulan illustrator contest.

If at this moment your mind appears totally empty and you have any idea of what you could draw to participate in the competition, well … don’t worry, this is Chaos too, in a certain sense: that is a primordial state of emptiness, a (creative) darkness that precedes the realization of a magnificent illustration. The important thing, however, is that the darkness vanishes within October 20, 2018, that is the deadline of the competition. Given the theme we could also leave maximum freedom of delivery, but in the organization of Tapirulan perhaps it is better that the chaos still does not reign… So even in this edition it is necessary to draw up a regulation, that you can find it here.

The jury – presided this year by Guillermo Mordillo – will decree the winner of the first prize of € 2,500. And always the jury will choose the 48 authors to exhibit in Cremona and Genoa, starting from 8 December 2018. Now we can only rely on your strong sense of disorder, and as Karl Kraus said: “Wellcome to chaos, for order didn’t work”.

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The exposition

The Jury

Jury

Special guest / President of the jury

Guillermo Mordillo

Illustrator

Born in Argentina in 1932, Mordillo is a cartoonist and cartoon animation author. He has been one of the most published cartoonists in many countries of the world since the 70s. He started his career in Peru, then in the United States, where he worked at Paramount providing his work as a designer for some animated short films of comics characters destined to become famous, such as Popeye. But the international fame for Mordillo will come after he moved to Paris, in the ’60s, when he will give life to funny and poetic drawings that will then appear on books, puzzles, diaries and posters. Mordillo,s works are characterized by bright colors and a strong sense of humor impersonated by his funny and peaceful characters, who do not express themselves in words but through gestures, in scenes developed especially in sports (especially football and golf) and in the sphere of the couple. Equally famous are the images that see protagonists nature and animals, in particular the giraffes, whose adventures have been collected in several volumes of incredible success.

www.mordillo.com

The other jurors

Roberto Balocco

Founder Le palle

He was born in 1972 and he has always been attracted by drawing and comics. Roberto Balocco soon begins to lay out his first advertising space. Then for ten years he deals with concept and graphic design for installations. In 2006 he co-founded Elyron, he deals with communication above all in the cultural field, wins a European Design Award and increases the interest for self-production. In this context, the LePalle project was born in 2011, which from 2014 expanded and became a brand. Passionate about music, he has played and recounted contemporary folk on the radio and in his show of intimate concerts The Rowing Sessions.

www.lepalle.it


Andrea Berretta

Graphic designer – Editor in-chief Picame Mag

From over 10 years I work in the field of graphic design and communication. In 2008 I’ve created created Picame. Today I combine my role of editor in chief of the magazine with my career as designer and art director at FARGO, a communication agency I’ve founded in 2013.

www.fargostudio.com


Silvia Borando

Illustrator – Art director Minibombo Editions

Silvia Borando was born in 1986. As a child she wanted to be a hairdresser to dye her aunt’s hair in fuchsia color. He keeps his passion for colors when he grew up, working as graphic designer in the TIWI studio; it also coordinates the minibombo project. He lives between Trecate and Reggio Emilia and his favorite animal is the hedgehog.

www.minibombo.it


Beppe Giacobbe

Illustrator

Beppe Giacobbe graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Milan and then continued his studies in New York at the School of Visual Arts. Although eventually returning to Milan, Beppe’s palette reflects the lights of his beloved homeland of Sicily. Beppe’s work is regularly winning awards in all the major U.S. and Italian annuals. Beppe is especially pleased that his work has been included in United Airlines’ illustrated campaigns; his imagery has regularly been on Travelsmith catalog covers; and his award winning graphic author portraits are covers for Rizzoli’s classics. Beppe also loves illustrating children’s books, like “Clang! Clang! Beep! Beep!” which was published by Simon & Schuster. The first monograph on his work, “Visionary Dictionary” a collection of over 250 illustrations, subdivided into key topics, was published by Lazy Dog Press in 2013. Aside from illustrating, Beppe enjoyed 12 years of teaching at the European Institute of Design and always makes time for sculpting from knick-knacks and pieces of wood he finds along his walks.

www.beppegiacobbe.com


Maria Flora Giubilei

Director of “Musei di Genova-Nervi”

Maria Flora Giubilei is an art historian, after winning the competition for managing director of the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in Genoa in 1988, since 2001 is the director of the Museums of Nervi – Galleria d’Arte Moderna of Genoa, Raccolte Frugone and Luxoro Museum. She is co-curator of two art books with stories and illustrations for children, author of essays on the history of Italian arts from the first half of the nineteenth to the contemporary, on the history of collecting in the same period, she has participated in many conventions, seminars and cultural events. She has been the curator of many contemporary art exhibitions.

www.museidigenova.it


Lorenzo Giuffredi

Lorenzo Giuffredi

Art director

Lorenzo Giuffredi’s career launched when he started working as a designer at Vogue Italy. Condé Nast assigned him the role of Art Director for most of the magazines they published. He worked there for twelve years, after which he decided to move to New York. Once in the city, he worked as an Art Director for Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Estée Lauder. By opening his own company, Lorenzo became the Creative Director for numerous magazines and books, such as GQ, VanityFair, Traveller, Marie Claire Maison, Vacheron Constantin, Numéro Beauté. Currently settled in New York, he has collaborated with some of the best photographers in the industry, including Peter Lindberg, Albert Watson, Javier Vallhonrat, Dennis Piel, Jean Paul Sieff, David Bailey, Rankin, Horst, Paolo Roversi, Hiro, and Arthur Elgort.

www.lorenzogiuffredi.com


Fabio Guida

Professor of Industrial Design for Visual Communication

He attended the Polytechnic University of Turin (Italy) and the ETSAM, Superior Technical School of Architecture of Madrid (Spain). He received a MSc Degree in Architecture from Polytechnic University of Turin. He is an architect associated with the architectural firm MG2 which he founded in 2007. Since 2010 he is a contract professor for the tuition of Industrial Design for Visual Communication 3, within the bachelor’s degree of Graphic & Virtual Design. From 2005 to 2009 he was editor of the Contemporary Architecture section at “Il Giornale dell’Architettura” published by Allemandi in Turin. In 2007 he founded Quattrolinee, communication agency that manufactures graphic, web, multimedia and research. Since 2010 he is a contract professor for the tuition of Industrial Design for Visual Communication 3, within the bachelor’s degree of Graphic & Virtual Design. In 2010 he founded the non-profit cultural association PLUG, a creativity accelerator which organizes communication initiatives of social nature as Posterheroes.org and Fabene.org

www.fabioguida.it


Jean Jullien

Illustrator / Visual artist

Jean Jullien was born in 1983 in the city of Cholet in France. After high school, Jean Jullien studied for his post-baccalauréat in graphic design at Le Paraclet in Brittany, where he was introduced to the work of French graphic artists and illustrators such as Tomi Ungerer, Raymond Savignac, and studio M/M Paris. Jean then moved to London to carry on studying graphic design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2008, followed closely by a Masters in Arts Communication at the Royal College of Art. Today, Jean Jullien’s instantly recognizable signature style has seen him become one of the most sought after illustrators around. Often character based, his work is always well observed, keenly aware of its surroundings, and often funny. His practice ranges from illustration to photography, video, costumes, installations, books, posters, and clothing to create a coherent, yet eclectic body of work. Voted by Creativity 50 as one of The Most Creative People of the Year 2015, Jean Jullien also has a prominent and established voice in the newspaper and magazine realm and a blossoming presence in the art, gallery, and museum world. Jean Jullien’s achievements and projects in the field of advertising and design campaigns further point to yet another aspect of his remarkable talent: his inimitable ability to connect to the public’s sense of the everyday, and his ability to encapsulate and appreciate the importance of various lifestyles. It is in the hopes of capturing what is relevant and of the moment, but also recognizable and instantly relatable, that clients such as Nike, Stella Artois, Uniqlo, Eurostar, Verizon, and TFL, have reached out to Jean Jullien for their campaigns.

www.jeanjullien.com


Victoria Semykina

Illustrator – Winner of 13th edition of the contest

Victoria Semykina was born in Moscow where she studied painting for six years at the Art Accademy. Victoria is fond of travelling around the world and is currently living in sunny Bologna, Italy (where she has graduated from Bologna Academy of Arts). In between illustrating, she loves observing people, traveling and riding her red bicycle which features a basket that serves well collecting materials for her collages and other artwork. Her strong passion for ships propels Victoria to spend considerable time at her shipyard working on the realization of her dream, which is to sail around the world in her largest paper vessel.

www.semykina.com


Fabio Toninelli

President of Associazione Tapirulan

During the high school he developed his current passions: illustration, music and narrative. So at the university, he enrolled in Economics and Commerce, thinking that the double game, marketing plans and codes of commercial law would stimulate his creativity. In fact, he began to be interested in graphics design and photography. After graduation he founded Tapirulan, along with some friends. Tapirulan became an association, a publishing house, a gallery, a library. He has collaborated with public institutions, festivals, museums and galleries.

www.fabiotoninelli.com

Rules

1. Enrolment conditions

Any Italian or foreign artist is eligible to submit work. There is no age limit however underage candidates need parents’ authorization. Every candidate is allowed to submit only one brand-new work. Works which have been awarded prizes or merits previously will not be accepted.

2 . Specific techniques used

Any medium and technique is allowed.
Each work must be square-shaped, not smaller than 25×25 centimetres and not bigger than 40×40 centimetres.
If the artwork is applied on a panel or frame, it must not exceed 3 mm in thickness.
In case of a digital image it should be 31×31 centimetres (300 dpi – JPG format – best quality).

3. Theme of the contest

CAOS (Chaos)

4. Rules concerning the dispatch of works

In order to take part in the contest, candidates can choose between two ways:

  • They can fill in the form that can be found on the following web address:
    illustationcontest.tapirulan.it
  • They can send their work by mail together with the relevant form which must
    be filled in and signed as well as the receipt for payment of the subscription
    fee to the following address:
    Associazione Culturale Tapirulan
    corso XX Settembre 22, 26100 Cremona – Italy

5. Expiry date

All works must be sent by October 20, 2018.
Works sent by post must arrive by (or before) the same date.

6. Subscription fee

The subscription fee is 15 euros. This is how you can pay in:

  • By money transfer into the following bank account of
    “Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena”:
    IBAN: IT 71 B 01030 55070 000000713131
    BIC/SWIFT: PASCITM1BS6
    Reason for payment: Tapirulan contest
  • By Credit Card or PayPal directly on this website:




If you are a member of “Associazione Tapirulan” for the current year you can take part in the contest freely.

7. Selection of winning works

A jury will select, by an unappealable decision, 48 artworks to be published in the catalogue and to be displayed in the exhibition. Among the 48 works selected, 12 will also be published on the calendar. Then a 2.500 euros prize will be awarded. The prize winner will be invited – in the next edition – to be part of the jury and to exhibit his works in a solo show at Spazio Tapirulan in Cremona. The 48 artworks selected by the jury will be published in the exhibition catalogue and on line on the following website: illustationcontest.tapirulan.it. All the registered subscribers of tapirulan.it will be able to express their preferential votes. The artist who will get most of the votes will be awarded a 500 euros prize. If the most voted candidate is also the winner selected by the jury, the prize will be awarded to the artist who came in second according to the on line vote.

8. Members of the jury

Special guest and president of the jury

Mordillo, illustrator

The Jury

Roberto Balocco, founder Lepalle.it
Andrea Berretta, editor-in-chief Picame Mag
Silvia Borando, illustrator – art director Minibombo Edizioni
Beppe Giacobbe, illustrator
Mariaflora Giubilei, director Musei di Genova-Nervi
Lorenzo Giuffredi, art director
Fabio Guida, art director Torino Graphic Days
Jean Jullien, illustrator
Victoria Semykina, illustrator (winner of XIII edition)
Fabio Toninelli, president of Associazione Tapirulan

9. Prizes

2.500 euros – First prize awarded by the jury. The winner will be invited for a solo exhibition at Spazio Tapirulan in the next edition of the competition and will be published in a personal catalogue.
The winning work will also be published on the Annual of the “Autori di Immagini” Association
500 euros – Prize awarded by the registered subscribers in Tapirulan website.
The 48 artists whose works will be published in the catalogue will receive a copy of the catalogue and a copy of the calendar.
All the candidates will be given a free copy of the calendar during the prize-giving ceremony.

10. Prize-winning ceremony and exhibition of works

The exhibition “CAOS” which will include the 48 selected works and all the works of the former winners, will be set up from December 8 2018 to February 3 2019 at Santa Maria della Pietà – Cremona (Italy). During the inauguration of the exhibition the winners will be awarded their prizes. The results will then appear on line (www.tapirulan.it). After the exhibition in Cremona, the exhibition will continue in the halls of the Museums of Genoa Nervi from March 2019 to June 2019.
All the competing works will be exhibited permanently on line.

11. Rights and royalties

The artist who take part in the contest must give up their publication rights both in case of publication in the calendar, in the catalogue and in other papers of Association or in the website. They must also give up their rights if a copy of their works is put in a frame/structure for promotional purposes of the contest and “Tapirulan”.
It goes without saying that royalties go to the artists.
Should the artists decide to use their own works for other purpose, they are required to notify the publication of their works in the Tapirulan 2018 catalogue.
The winning works will be owned by “Tapirulan”. The others works will be returned by the end of 2019 to the owners on request charges forward.

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Special guest Guillermo Mordillo

The special guest of the fourteenth edition of the exhibition is Guillermo Mordillo, better known simply as Mordillo.

Born in Argentina in 1932, Mordillo is a cartoonist and cartoon animation author. He has been one of the most published cartoonists in many countries of the world since the 70s. He started his career in Peru, then in the United States, where he worked at Paramount providing his work as a designer for some animated short films of comics characters destined to become famous, such as Popeye. But the international fame for Mordillo will come after he moved to Paris, in the ’60s, when he will give life to funny and poetic drawings that will then appear on books, puzzles, diaries and posters. Mordillo,s works are characterized by bright colors and a strong sense of humor impersonated by his funny and peaceful characters, who do not express themselves in words but through gestures, in scenes developed especially in sports (especially football and golf) and in the sphere of the couple. Equally famous are the images that see protagonists nature and animals, in particular the giraffes, whose adventures have been collected in several volumes of incredible success.

mordillo.com
www.mordilloart.com

XIV edition

News

23/11/2018Chaos

Caos – Selected authors

Many people have written to us, eager to know the results, and we apologize for making you wait one more day to know the results of the competition, but the choices when they are suffering and intense require time and meditation, so it...

Tapirulan0
24/10/2018Chaos

The chaos of cataloging

Surely the most chaotic moment of the competition is that of cataloging. Saturday, October 20th, the registrations for the fourteenth edition of the competition were closed and in these days we are opening packages, checking entries,...

Tapirulan1

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