Emiliano Ponzi Wins More than Gold from Society of Illustrators

Emiliano Ponzi has won a third gold medal from the Society of Illustrators, this time in the Series and Sequential Art category which will go on exhibit in the the Society’s New York gallery from Jan. 4-26th, 2013.

The winning entry was a series of book covers created for the Italian language editions of the German-born American writer Charles Bukowski’s novels, poetry and short stories published by Feltrinelli, nine titles illustrated so far. Bukowski, famed for his gritty, explicit style of writing, depicted “a certain taboo male fantasy: the uninhibited  bachelor, slobby, anti-social, and utterly free” said Michael Greenberg of The Boston Review. The illustrations Emiliano created needed to communicate both the titles and Bukowski himself, and they succeeded in doing so. Opening night for the exhibition is Jan. 4, 2013.

In addition the following illustrations were selected as winners in the Editorial category: 50 Shades of Grey for La Repubblica, The Role of Critics for La Repubblica, Returning in the Rain for Le Monde, Heroines of Genocide for Dornsife/Pentagram, Becoming Women for, Suddeutsche Zeitung Magazine and I'll Always Love You for Le Monde.

Last but not least, his poster for the company Quiet Please was selected as a winner in the Advertising category.

Thank you to the assigning art directors, the Society, and its jurors.

Charles Bukowski - Series & Sequential

Quiet Please!!! -  Advertising category

50 Shades of Grey -  Editorial

Role of Critics - Editorial

I'll Always Love You - Editorial

Becoming a Woman - Editorial

Heroines of Genocide - Editorial