Lorenzo Petrantoni Biography

Lorenzo Petrantoni was born in Genoa in 1970.

After studying graphic arts in Milan, he moved to France to work as an Art Director at Young&Rubicam. After his return to Italy, he went on to work with some of the greatest communication agencies. He then moved away from the advertising world in order to fully dedicate his time to his illustrating career. His passion for graphic design and his fascination for the 18th  century combine in his illustrations and videos. He uses images from textbooks and dictionaries dating back to that period which he discovered while browsing booksellers. His distinctive and unmistakable illustrations give life back to words, images, events and characters that would otherwise be forgotten.

He has worked as a designer and used his art to create campaigns and videos for prestigious brands. He has worked with major newspapers and international magazines and he has had exhibitions all around the world. He has won many prizes including V&A ILLUSTRATION AWARDS, LONDON INTERNATIONAL AWARDS, NEW YORK FESTIVAL, AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION, CRESTA INTERNATIONAL ADVERTISING AWARDS, ETC.

 He now lives in Milan, he is a member of the 59ème Demi Brigade de Ligne in Marengo and he positively loves Perrier.