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Circle of Honour

Sam Lapointe Lifetime Achievment Award
Jacques S. Guillon
Vittorio Fiorucci
Madeleine Arbour
Michel Dallaire
Dan S. Hanganu
Douglas Ball
Michel Robichaud
Gilles Robert

Personality Award
Albert Leclerc
Ginette Gadoury
Clément Demers

CGI Young Designer Award

Dominique Boudrias
Philippe Lamarre
Caroline Saulnier

  Over the course of his career, Vittorio Fiorucci has been a caricaturist, photographer, illustrator and magazine publisher; the author of comic books, children's books, photography books; a sculptor and a graphic designer. But it is above all as a poster artist that he has made his greatest mark, creating more than 300 posters and earning a prodigious number of international prizes and awards.

After spending most of his childhood in Venice, Vittorio Fiorucci left Italy in 1951 to settle in Montreal. In the 1960s, he had already created a logotype for the Le Château stores and a provocative series of erotic posters. From that moment on, his style stood apart for its pure lines, its vivid colours and an especially unmistakeable sarcasm. Undeniably, his best-known creation is still the green mascot for the Just for Laughs Festival, but he also earned great success with his illustrations for the National Bank, the Opéra de Montréal, the Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu hot air balloon festival and the Salon des métiers d’art.

During the preparation of the 1997 Kyoto Conference on Climate Change, Vittorio was the only Canadian to be invited to create a poster for the event; he was competing amongst the best poster artists in the world. But that was not the first time Vittorio's name was associated with a humanitarian cause; as early as 1967, he created an environmental poster titled "Don't cut the trees". He also made an imaginative statement with his "Women’s Lib" poster and with "Adieu Montréal", an image reflecting the demolition of Montreal's urban heritage.

In 1980, the Encyclopædia Universalis recognized him as one of the best poster artists in the world. The 1998 Mobius Award from the International Advertising Awards of Chicago and the 2000 CAPIC (Canadian Association of Photographers and Illustrators) Lifetime Achievement Award are just two of the honours bestowed on him throughout his career. The Institute of Design Montréal presented the Sam Lapointe Award to Vittorio Fiorucci in 2001.