These 21 Brilliant Illustrations Summarize Everything Wrong With Society

These 21 Brilliant Illustrations Summarize Everything Wrong With Society

John Holcroft's thought-provoking illustrations depict everything wrong with the modern world.

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Credit: John Holcroft


Satire is fascinating stuff. It’s deadly serious, and when politics begin to break down, there is a drift towards satire, because it’s the only thing that makes any sense” – Ben Nicholsan.

John Holcroft is a talented British illustrator known for his ability to merge retro-style illustrations with satirical commentary concerning topics that matter.

Using drawing inspiration from the 1950’s, Holcroft has created thought-provoking depictions of everything wrong with the world today.

From society’s dependence on technology to the devaluation of the workforce, his quirky, satirical works convey uncomfortable messages in a loud-and-clear manner.

In the past, the artist has worked with The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Ecomoist, The Independent and Reader’s Digest – to name a few. Some of his best, most thought-provoking creations follow:

Credit: John Holcroft

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Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

Credit: John Holcroft

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