Art is a perfect way to communicate and highlight all the issues and problems that arise. It is also a means to open people's eyes and let them finally see things that were swept under the rug and not touched for the longest time. 

German artist Steffen Kraft, also known as Iconeo, creates thought-provoking illustrations that enable one to self-reflect and to see the world from a different point of view. Bored Panda has shared his artworks with you pandas before (you can find them here). Since that time the artist created some more profound illustrations. His drawings are impressive and communicate important messages that come from observing our modern society. Which one is the most relatable to you?

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best turtle
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5 months ago

it sure as hell will matter when i stuff it down your throat

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Steffen Kraft is a graphic designer and an illustrator from Germany. Some time ago, Steffen revealed to Bored Panda that he used to work in an advertising agency, but it wasn’t something he wanted to pursue in his life. It was “far away from being an artist.” For Steffen, it is important to express something in illustrations, not just make momentary images that people are overwhelmed with already.

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Elizabeth Sundby
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5 months ago

this is sad but true ;(

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best turtle
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5 months ago

gladly

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Steffen’s creativity does not have any boundaries. He has developed an unique style that perfectly fits with the themes he visualizes. The artist manages to illustrate the world and everything that surrounds us with simple, yet surprising and thought-provoking drawings. That’s the power of art and talent.

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Chrissie Mörbe
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5 months ago

make that last one "during corona" as well, since there are so many idiots travelling.

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Corey Smith
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5 months ago

In the U.S., popular vote for the president does not matter.

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The artist tries to turn complex political, social and environmental themes into simple and provoking illustrations that everybody can easily understand and maybe even feel the need to discuss with others. That’s the goal for Steffen.

By depicting and pointing to some problems that our society faces, the artist also manages to motivate people to change something about it, to be more conscious, active and creative.

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Madzdad the bard
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5 months ago

Sadly, you could add men to this as well.

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Gerard Neaux
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5 months ago

Just make coffee.

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Steffen also creates other witty art that you can check out on his Instagram account, as well as Facebook, Twitter and other social media. What are your thoughts on these artworks? Were they inspirational for you as much as they were for us? Don’t forget to leave a comment below!

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best turtle
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5 months ago

incompetent parents in a nutshell

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ZAPanda
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5 months ago

phones in bed is poison. Only an anecdote, but don't do it.

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Ozymandias73
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5 months ago

Not sure if what the meaning is supposed to be, but I like the picture

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Sneeze
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5 months ago

ok thats brilliant

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MyOpinionHasBeenServed
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5 months ago

Then don't. Make something. Invite people over. Give people experiences than a bunch of stuff they could buy themselves.

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Madzdad the bard
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5 months ago

Weird is wonderful!

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René Studer
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5 months ago

I have never envied parents. Not even a little bit.

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ZAPanda
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5 months ago

My policy is to do maintenance messages. Just go down the list of people and anyone you haven't messaged for over a month, send one asking after them.

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socalledracing
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5 months ago

That's universal rule tho

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Softball05
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5 months ago

this is amazing

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Dina Simoné
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5 months ago

One out of three knows how to meditate.

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ZAPanda
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5 months ago

It would make a big difference. If you are somewhere with no public transport - or sketchy P.T., then really, you need one. I mean, your spouse is having a heart attack, and you know ambulance will take like an hour to get there, you need a car. Ditto if you have a job interview. PT will never get you to a job interview on time.

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Sneeze
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5 months ago

this actually happened to me, we both came out at the same time

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Crystal Anderson
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5 months ago

Finger condom!

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Daniel Marsh
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5 months ago

Optimistic about omicron?

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PenitentEyeball
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5 months ago

The dog is wearing a mask, poor thing probably doesn’t need it.

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WilvanderHeijden
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5 months ago

In the Netherlands: "It's 4.30 PM. why are you still here? "

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Gerard Neaux
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5 months ago

How bout exchange between yous.

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ZAPanda
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5 months ago

*angrily.

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