Timestory: The Illustrative Collages of Lorenzo Petrantoni, by Lorenzo Petrantoni
Lorenzo Petrantoni is one of the world’s most sought-after editorial illustrators. Melding punk and Victorian styles, he creates detailed collages that serve as compelling commentaries on the current state of world affairs.
Timestory is the first comprehensive collection of Petrantoni’s striking illustration for publications such as Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, la Repubblica, and Libération, as well as brands including Coca-Cola, Urban Outfitters, Nespresso, Burton, Swatch, Bosch, and many more.
Petrantoni composes his charmingly anachronistic, yet eminently contemporary collages by hand calling to mind Victorian clip art, historical encyclopedias, long-forgotten copper engravings, and newspaper clippings.
Consisting of small elements, yet making a big impact, Petrantoni’s unique illustrative collages truly stand out amid the general monotony of advertising graphics and magazine design - and tell the Timestory of his work.