Having started out working as an educator, after ten years in the job, artist Lorenzo Gritti made the decision to dedicate himself to illustration. Working across magazines, books, and commercial projects, Gritti’s simple use of color and at times surreal imagery, instills his digital illustration with a rich emotional pull.

Often working in just two or three colors, Gritti’s sparsely filled pages feature borders spilling into each other as bold outlines bleed into paint-washed backgrounds, lending his work an innocent quality, quite literally rough around the edges. Previous clients have included Monocle and the New Yorker, for whom his bold, digitally painted imagery makes for gorgeous editorial illustration.   

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