Timestory by Lorenzo Petrantoni

May 16, 2013 9:15AM

Lorenzo Petrantoni has become one of the most sought-after illustrators, and the key to his brilliance is found in his detailed illustrative collages that serve as compelling commentaries on the current state of world affairs.

Petrantoni's distinctive trademark evolves from a clash of Victorian style and punk as well as his unique use of typography. The narrative compositions invite to get lost in a seemingly endless number of details. Each and every individual component is put together by hand with dizzying accuracy in order to create a topical, thematically dense illustration. Consisting of small elements yet making a big impact, Petrantoni's unique artworks truly stand out amid the general monotony of advertising graphics and magazine design.

Lorenzo Petrantoni has contributed to many Gestalten publications, like Visual Storytelling, A Map of the World, and Cutting Edges. Finally, Gestalten has now released his first monograph Timestory. The book assembles a comprehensive collection of Petrantoni’s striking illustration for publications and brands such as Newsweek, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, La Repubblica, Libération, Coca Cola, Burton, Bosch, and many more. This work is supplemented by selected personal work, editorial graphics, and installation views of key international exhibits–telling the timestory of his visual statements.

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Portrait Photo by Fabrizio Stipari // CreVal (http://www.waitmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Lorenzo-PETRANTONI-ph-F_Stipari-05.jpg)
All other images taken from Timestory.