Michael Lauritano is a lifelong daydreamer who decided to take this habit and turn it into a vocation. He is inspired by his travels across the world and across the street. His work is shaped by the many creative practices he was exposed to at his alma maters, the Rhode Island School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, as well as the rich printmaking community in Chicago, IL. With each illustration he makes, Michael’s goal is to tell a story with imagery that combines golden age traditions with contemporary freshness. At the moment, he resides in Ridgewood, New York.