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Illustrator Profile – Emiliano Ponzi: “If you stop evolving you are done”

By Robert Newman   Thursday February 25, 2016

Emiliano Ponzi is an illustrator based in Milan, Italy who has been creating editorial illustrations, animations, books and more for the past 15 years. His stylish, elegant illustrations frequently appears in Italian and European publications, as well as The New York Times and The New Yorker. Ponzi recently published a remarkable children’s book, The Journey of the Penguin, which he wrote and illustrated. His work is currently on display at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, as part of a two-person show with Olimpia Zagnoli. The exhibit, Una Storia Americana, runs through March 11. Don’t miss it!MY LIFE: I live mostly in Milano, Italy, and have been working as an illustrator since 2001.My mother was a teacher and my father used to work in a bank, so there were no artists or illustrators around in my family. I do have a sister who is much more talented than me in drawing. full interview here