“Una Storia Americana” (“An American Story”) is the title of an exhibition hosted from 30 January to 11 March at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. The show will focus on a selection of works produced over the past five years by Italian illustrators Emiliano Ponzi and Olimpia Zagnoli. These artists are two of the best-known Italian illustrators in the United States. Their work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, MTA Transit, New York Magazine, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Penguin Books, Time Out New York and Washington Post. Their style is distinct and original: Ponzi’s lyrical images are characterised by delicate colours and conceptual metaphors, while Zagnoli’s illustrations are identifiable by their soft and boldly coloured shapes. Corraini Edizioni will publish a catalogue with interviews by Steven Guarnaccia and Paul Buckley. The exhibition and the catalogue are curated by Melania Gazzotti. The event has been organised in partnership with the banking group UBI Banca and Italian food marketplace Eataly.