Ciro Marchetti has had a successful graphic design career that has spanned working in Europe, South America and the US. Parallel to his corporate design, he is also a renowned digital artist. The current content and style of recent illustrations directly reflects his sources of interest and inspiration. From early student days when he first came across the delicate pen and ink work of Arthur Rackham, to the discovery in later years of the beautiful characters of James Christenson, and surrealistic dream images of Michael Parkes. These combined with a personal collection of old mechanical instruments and artifacts such as compasses, theodolytes, sextants and kaleidoscopes provide the inspiration for creating richly detailed images that conjure up retro-tech worlds of fantasy and imagination.