Love Emiliano Ponzi's award-winning covers for Charles Bukowski books (some NSFW)

Date
31 January 2013
Reading Time
1 minute read

Anyone who’s ever read any Charles Bukowski knows it’s a fairly unforgiving experience. The brutalist bard of the stalled American Dream writes of drunks and dropouts, of seedy sex and unfulfilled potential, in a way that teeters on nihilism. To illustrate such a singular talent you need a creative with a similarly self-confident style, and Emiliano Ponzi certainly fits the bill. The artist has just won a gold medal at the Society of Illustrators New York for a series of Bukowski covers he did for Italian translations of the work, which communicate both the extraordinary books and the man behind them with atmospheric flair.

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Emilano Ponzi: Charles Bukowski covers for Feltrinelli

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Emilano Ponzi: Charles Bukowski covers for Feltrinelli

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Emilano Ponzi: Charles Bukowski covers for Feltrinelli

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Emilano Ponzi: Charles Bukowski covers for Feltrinelli

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Emilano Ponzi: Charles Bukowski covers for Feltrinelli

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Emilano Ponzi: Charles Bukowski covers for Feltrinelli

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Emilano Ponzi: Charles Bukowski covers for Feltrinelli

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Emilano Ponzi: Charles Bukowski covers for Feltrinelli

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Emilano Ponzi: Charles Bukowski covers for Feltrinelli

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Rob joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in July 2011 before becoming Editor-in-Chief and working across all editorial projects including itsnicethat.com, Printed Pages, Here and Nicer Tuesdays. Rob left It’s Nice That in June 2015.

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