Based in Milan

Italy

Based in Milan, Italy, Emiliano Ponzi’s bold textured illustrations employ repetition, a judicious use of line, strong graphic compositions and the use of conceptual metaphors to define and communicate the concept at hand.

His illustrations appear in advertising, magazines, books, newspapers and animation, for clients that include The New York Times, Le Monde, The New Yorker, Louis Vuitton, Newsweek, Penguin Books, Hyundai, Esquire, and Amnesty International. Italian clients include Armani, Bulgari,La Repubblica, Feltrinelli, Lavazza, Mondadori, TIM, Ferrari and the Triennale Design Museum.

Emiliano has received numerous honors including the Young Guns Award from the New York Art Directors Club and the coveted Gold Cube from The Art Directors Club of New York. He has won multiple medals of honor (gold and silver) from the Society of Illustrators New York, and award recognition from Society of Illustrators  Los Angeles and the 3×3 Magazine Pro show. Awards of excellence have appeared in Print, How International Design Award, Communication Arts Illustration Annuals and American Illustration Annuals. “10×10”, his first monograph (Italian-English edition), was published by Corraini (Italy) in 2011 and sold out of both first and second editions. His first picture book “The Journey of the Penguin” was published in fall 2015 by Penguin Books for it’s 80th anniversary. His second one “ The great New York subway map” will be published by the MOMA of New York next November 2017.

He is considered one of the finest illustrators of his generation.

CLIENT LIST

USA EUROPE

  • The New York Times
  • The New Yorker
  • Penguin books
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Time UK
  • Newsweek
  • The Washington Post
  • The Boston Globe
  • Le Monde
  • Time Out New York
  • Bloomsbury
  • Courier International
  • ESPN
  • Saatchi & Saatchi New York
  • Leo Burnett Iberia
  • American Express
  • The Guardian
  • London Telegraph
  • The Creative Review
  • United Airlines
  • New Scientist
  • Sport illustrated
  • Readers Digest
  • XXI magazine
  • GQFrance
  • American Airlines
  • Cicero Germany
  • Cosmopolitan

ITALY

  • La Repubblica
  • TIM
  • Armani
  • Milan football club
  • Feltrinelli
  • Lavazza
  • Mondadori
  • Einaudi
  • Gucci
  • Festival della canzone italiana (Sanremo)
  • Rolling stone magazine
  • Bulgari
  • Internazionale magazine
  • Einaudi
  • Mandarina Duck
  • Wired
  • Coop
  • Triennale Design Museum

AWARDS

2014

  • Bronze 3×3
  • Communication arts
  • American Illustration

 

2013

  • 92 ADC New York Gold Cube
  • Society of illustraors NY Gold Medal
  • American Illustration
  • Communication Arts
  • Print magazine

 

2012

  • Society of illustraors NY Gold Medals (Moving image,Institutional)
  • American Illustration
  • Communication Arts
  • Print magazine

 

2011

  • Society of illustrators
  • How magazine
  • Communication Arts
  • American Illustration

 

2010

  • Society of illustrators
  • How magazine
  • Communication Arts
  • American Illustration

 

2009

  • Print magazine
  • Creative Quarterly (silver medal)
  • American Illustration
  • 3×3 book
  • Society of illustrators (silver medal-magazines)

 

2008

  • ADC Youngun Award
  • 3×3 book (gold medal + 2 silvers)
  • Society of illustrators
  • Lurzers Archive
  • Italian illustration annual

 

2007

  • American illustrations
  • Communication arts annual
  • 3×3 Magazine
  • 3×3 book
  • Freistil book (best European illustration)
  • Italian illustration Award

 

2006

  • Italian illustration Award
  • Communication arts annual
  • An illustrated world documentary

 

2005

  • Illustration now (the best 150 world illustrators by Tashen)

 

2004

  • Communication arts annual
  • Torino città di cultura Award
  • Acqua S.Bernardo Award(S. Pellegrino)

 

EXHIBITIONS

2015

  • Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia (Brazil)

 

2014

  • Italienisches Kulturinstitut Berlin February-March
  • Monastero di San Benedetto, Conversano (BA) August

 

2013

  • NLB Galerija Avla, Ljubljana November 2013-December 2014
  • Illustri Basilica Palladiana December 2013 -January 2014

 

2012

  • 7 gallery, The New York Times New York ,April 12-June 2
  • Wunderkammern gallery, Roma, September-December

 

2011

  • Santeria Milano
  • Society of illustrators New York Award Exibition
  • 121 Corraini Milano

 

2010

  • Society of illustrators New York Award Exibition
  • Society of illustrators Los Angeles Award Exibition

 

2009

  • Sketch Obsession, New York Times building 8th floor (New York,USA)
  • Triennale Design Museum,” Il fiore di Novembre” (Milano, Italy)
  • Young Guns Award ,Art Directors Club, (New York, USA)
  • Society of illustrators Award Exibition, Society of illustrators (New York, USA)
  • Italian Illustrator Award, Libreria Hoepli (Milano, Italia)

 

2008-2003

  • Solo Exibition, SCAD (Savannah,GA,USA)
  • Acqua S.Bernardo Award, Armando Testa exibition (Torino,Italia)
  • Salon du livre, collective exibition, (Parigi, Francia)
  • 0-30 Exibition, collective exibition artist under 30 (Milano/ Sassari,Italia)
  • “Torino città di cultura Award”, Exibition Lingotto (Torino, Italia)