THE NEW YORK TIMES EXHIBITION APRIL 12- MAY 31, 2012
The New York Times pays tribute to Emiliano Ponzi with a solo exhibition
being held in the Manhattan office.
In the 7th Gallery, on the 7th floor of the editorial office of the most
prestigious international newspaper, 40 artworks will be exhibited for the
Nicholas Blechman, curator of the exhibition and Art Director of the New
York Times Book Review, has selected the most important works of the
Italian illustrator that best demonstrate his extraordinary success.
This exclusive acknowledgement given to Emiliano Ponzi marks the value of
a decade-long artistic career that has been published in the pages of the
most important international press:The New York Times,Le Monde, The New Yorker, LA Times,
La Repubblica, The Economist, The Guardian, The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Il sole 24 ore.
Especially for the New York Times, Emiliano is already one of the most
influential Italian artists of world-class reference, and has been
contributing for more than 6 years, gaining many prizes and awards along
The New York exhibition comes soon after Emiliano being awarded two gold
medals by the Society of Illustrators of America. This award further
demonstrates the popularity of the Italian illustrator in the United
“These illustrations”, says Nicholas Blechmann in the introduction of
“10x10” the picture-book of Emiliano Ponzi published by Corraini “know how
to be universal without being generic” and he continues, “answer perfectly
to the Munari principle, for whom the designer must be able to answer with
humility and talent, the questions made by the society in which he lives”.
With this extraordinary American event, Emiliano is recognized to be
capable of creating an artistic, and at the same time, visual alphabet of
the highest aesthetic quality and communicative effectiveness.
A system of signs and colours that transform daily life into visual
metaphors, where creative passion and scrupulous contemporary design beat