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The Sad Truth About Today’s World Illustrated By Steve Cutts
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The Sad Truth About Today’s World Illustrated By Steve Cutts

Art isn’t all fairytale photoshoots and landscape shots – it can also be done in sarcastic, sad drawings and act as catalyst of change. And Steve Cutts thinks that many things in the world should be different. Work shouldn’t be a grinding, soul-crushing rat race for the almighty dollar. Consumerism shouldn’t hold a vice-like grip on our lives. And social media, well, we need to throw off the shackles we so eagerly put on ourselves. Wouldn’t life be better with these social issues solved?

Steve Cutts is an illustrator and animator from London. Faced with the choice of working at McDonald’s or studying Fine Arts, he chose the latter. He worked at Glueisobar as the main storyboard concept artist before leaping to freelance work. Cutts makes videos and images that caricatures modern life and its ironic situations – he states that the insanity of humanity and global issues are an endless pool of inspiration for sarcasm and drawings.

More info: stevecutts.com | facebook | twitter

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AnnaMarian
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6 years ago

This is so f*cking true.... shocking.

KirilBelozerski
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6 years ago

What's more shocking is that people are shocked about it, while supporting political, social and economic vectors that lead to this reality. (capitalism, individualism, atheism)

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DanielleWolf
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6 years ago

The ironic thing is that without social media he wouldn't even be able to disseminate his views and artistry in the first place...

CathyCreswell
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6 years ago

So, he's part of the loop.

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DariaB
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6 years ago

Oh, come on, people. Yes, these are classic topics, yes these are thoughts and images we've all got in our heads everyday, but to bring those thoughts into life is the action, if they stay just in our heads, that's passive. No, these images aren't shocking or new, but they're pretty well made illustrations of problems we still ARE facing today and we will as long as we keep on unimpressingly disrespect the artists who at least are trying. As long as we have to face these problems, the fight is still not over. Keep up the good job. Stay creative. And keep in mind the meaning of "creative" relates to "creation", so the idea itself is not enough unless it's brought out into something concrete.

ConnorWalls
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6 years ago

Yes! Couldn't agree more. Just saying "We're aware of these issues" doesn't mean that this artist shouldn't give his take on them! He's expressing his point of view on these topics.

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EdiDrilea
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6 years ago

The sad truth is actually that we believe things are like that. Those pictures depict just the perspective of the average joe and there is much more in the world than that. I find art like this to be just a form of exposing excuses that we use to feel good about ourselves because we don't take the time to think and build our lives properly.

MaxwellThomas
Community Member
6 years ago

None of this is original or thought provoking. Television is 'bullshit'... People getting on tubes are in a 'rat race'.. People walking around staring at their phones are 'zombies'.. Seriously!? You've just drawn common turns of phrase that you can see/hear everywhere. I get the same images in my head at 7 in the morning when I'm hungover on my way to the work- you know, the creative peak for a non-artist like me who pretty much has zero creative ability. Worst of all, these drawings come across as snide. His bio reads 'I could've got a shitty job just like the rest of you, but instead I did Media Studies at college and went on to become a super cool freelance artist, now here's some pictures of the fat brainless slobs you all are, hohoho' Cool, dude. I can't wait for the day McDonald's offer you a big contract to illustrate and you cave in (but draw it 'ironically')

FrøkenFiolett
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6 years ago

Who said it had to be original? Someone gotta illustrate what we all think. And it's good to see how some have better ability than others to create. Maybe you should stop being hangover with you thought images and spread some inspiration rather then written junk ;)

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ThatGuy
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6 years ago

Golly, another artist schooled in the school of shock value. Totally not counterproductive. I get it bruh, you're turning the mirror on society. Also, pointing out issues that have been around as roughly as long as sentience doesn't make you make you come across as some dipstick hipster with nothing else to provide but criticism. As we all know every problem ever has been solved by just complaining about it .

MaxwellThomas
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6 years ago

its not even shocking. we've seen the same imagery thousands of times before.

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EliseAcredolo
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6 years ago

oh wow so gritty and true man my eyes are open everyone else is just a flock of sheeple every fast food place and business person is trying to murder the planet and our perfect free bodies and caring about our financial wellbeing is a sign of being a real rat of a person aw man

DanLehner
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6 years ago

The art itself is tremendous, but honestly, the messages feel pretty thin/cliché. The visual puns ("rat race", "bull shit") just feel kind of tired. If art like this is going to hit hard, it's got to be as politically imaginative as it is artistically.

lerbedeknorst
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6 years ago

I feel the same

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AbesheetHabesheet
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6 years ago

Do you guys really need to comment on this post (for it is pretty self-explanatory) or is it your need to be a part of it somehow - show your fake outrage because you gotta be heard, no matter how often the point has been made?!

OisinMurphy
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6 years ago

Unoriginal, although I quite liked the bullshit one. For art like this to be effective it needs a sense of humour. For actual change to be made it takes seriousness. Stuff like this annoys me because some adolescents will see it and think they understand all there is to the Capitalist machine and that they're edgy and arty or some shit, I don't know ahah.

GlynisRoss-Munro
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6 years ago

At least my kids taught me how to be a vegan :( but otherwise it continues.

FatéméAhmadi
Community Member
6 years ago

Hey... that's awesome man!

Heysax
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6 years ago

I think it's great work. I also think some people comments are ridiculous.

OlcayB-Tuna
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6 years ago

Humans Beings are so stupid!! ...so undeniable Stupid ;))

ВладимирМиливојевић
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6 years ago

if you chose you can change everything starting from yourself ...

PaulLynch
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6 years ago

So good

MajdalNijim
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6 years ago

No. 13- The same image "The Grey men" described in the book of "Momo" written by Michael Ende... a must read for novel lovers..

Robert Hamilton Jr
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4 years ago

"Blah blah blah death and suffering and pain for fuck's sake, man, buy a Stabbing Westward CD, comb your goddamn hair, and just shut the fuck up!!!"

TheArtistUnnamable
Community Member
5 years ago

The world may be like this today; but DO WE HAVE TO BE KEPT DOWN BY THEM?! NO!

Robert Playsmc
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6 years ago

the world in a nutshell

CandyCorn
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6 years ago

scary :'(

MPaulaWhelan
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6 years ago

Powerful images.

JoanaMeneses
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6 years ago

sad but true... congrats for the amazing work!

CatherineMandl
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6 years ago

Whoohoo - excellent

CharliEdgems
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6 years ago

Lordy... This is so true

AdamKitzmiller
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6 years ago

How wonderfully trite. First of all, don't be a sucker. This does not spread awareness beyond marketing the artist for profit. This is not activism - This will not change the world. It will stop no wrongs and create very few rights. I can see many of you are young -- Have you not figured out how the vast majority of people think yet? You all look at this and see it as how *everyone else* is the problem. Not you, no. Never you. It's everyone else that's trapped in the rat race for consumerism, living on their cell phones, eating junk food and swallowing pills, while enriching those corporations removing vital environments and taking the planet away from us. Some of you may be on trust funds. Where do you think that money comes from? One problem with people is that they confuse sameness as individuality and true individuality as unimportant. Part of the social engineering most of you/us have been born into. Want freedom: Walk away. Just go. Let the fools be fools and go be briliant

NatalieDavis
Community Member
6 years ago

I LOVE THIS! I may have to disagree with the Roger Rabbit one. The hell/sh*t women get this day and age to nip, tuck, suck, stick, pull tight and god forbid gain a pound just to "keep a man". Seems the men get to blimp out....

lerbedeknorst
Community Member
6 years ago

Very well drawn and some even funny, but not very original in my opinion. And in that sense not very shocking either. I may be visually spoiled, but the symbolism used in these illustrations is a bit flat and worn out. Things like: putting the earth in a shredder, money comes out. Consuming products form large cooperations which come from a guys ass and at the same time pooping out money. A fat rich dude with a car full of money carried by skinny slobs,.. I like the zombies and the mice in the subway though ;).

lerbedeknorst
Community Member
6 years ago

But, can't deny the fact these illustrations take on some serious issues

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AlvinSee
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6 years ago

A lot of us knew that these pictures depicts how our current life is, yet there is no change in it.

rickhctep(Rick45)
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6 years ago

I have never ever seen anything portraid so perfectly, this is exactly how our lives are down to the last detail. Absolutely prefect, but these people do not see this I do every day and we will end up like these futuristic films they keep showing by people who can see like me the future of our world, pure greed is killing our world off.

Martin
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6 years ago

Somehow its ironic that this is on Bored Panda... a website dedicated to wasting time

MagvelRic
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6 years ago

I am libertarian but this illustration suggest that is result of capitalism. No, it;s not result of capitalism! this result of socialism which learn people that can get something for free

YeshmanthiEkanayake
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6 years ago

And the most ironic part is the little strip of advertisement on the top of this page that says "The Bored panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here."

Tomassina
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6 years ago

You don't get it.....

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Frecklebuddy
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6 years ago

:(

RMRo
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6 years ago

Sick and true. How about some art showing something better? Encouragement instead of shit?

BarryKingshott
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6 years ago

Spot on!

GianninoHD
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6 years ago

Strong messages without words. Simply awesome.

FatemeHojjati
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6 years ago

I was just impressed...so sad

Felicia
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6 years ago

All of this. All of it!!! Gold

Akash Rajput
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3 years ago

http://trendistanworld.com/2019/04/24/sad-reality-of-todays-world/ Nice blog you have. Keep it up always inspire me

Nick Triantafyllidis
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4 years ago

Just a bunch of cliches being recycled since the 90s at least.

Robert Hamilton Jr
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4 years ago

"Blah blah blah death and suffering and pain for fuck's sake, man, buy a Stabbing Westward CD, buy a comb, just shut the fuck up!!!"

Andrew Beebe
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5 years ago

I'd still do Jessica rabbit

Daniel Mudroh
Community Member
5 years ago

So fucking edgy.

Ranald Bruce
Community Member
5 years ago

Excellent and starkly honest, All is lost unless...

THE SLAVE PREACHER
Community Member
5 years ago

The double edge sword of technological slavery and the need to use it to promote its very essence.

BoringHuman
Community Member
6 years ago

On the fourth, the money eating one is getting richer and powerful the shit products eating one is getting sicker and poorer. So the products also get shitter because the consumer has less power to defend his own rights.

mari
Community Member
6 years ago

It's hard to face the truth head on

Charlottecui
Community Member
6 years ago

:(

red
Community Member
6 years ago

Comment culture

HaleyTeal
Community Member
6 years ago

so true...

TreyEvitt
Community Member
6 years ago

There is NOTHING "sad" about this truth anymore than the die-out of the woolly mammoth or saber-tooth tiger. If trans fats and cellphone addiction kill off people too stupid to engage, screw 'em. They weren't meant to dilute the gene pool any longer. Natural Selection is the mechanism of a cruel universe.

TreyEvitt
Community Member
6 years ago

There' nothing sad about this...this is Natural Selection on track. We are merely observing the die-out of those who fill a much-needed void.

GilHolland
Community Member
6 years ago

Neat art but truths are only something one recognized within and change comes from within so... move along people

DanielYoung
Community Member
6 years ago

One where a really tiny puppy is being eaten by a bigger puppy, which is eaten by a small dog getting eaten by a bigger dog which is also getting eaten by a wolf, whom is being nom'd by a werewolf. With lots of blood and entrails. It's a bloody dog eat dog world.

SabineHage-Malsch
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6 years ago

As a vegetarian, I especially like the last pic.

LalaAlonsi
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6 years ago

so lets jump mdcdonalds....fuck the police.....and stop being rats.....untill the:::Burps::::: :::Farts::::::: "wheres my fuckin burrito damnit"

Annie
Community Member
6 years ago

I love this. And I admire how the characters don't have eyes. Classy.

JaquelineWolff
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6 years ago

Maravilhoso........

MarysiaBoldok
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6 years ago

Look to the left, then to the right. Isn't it like that?

LilaPaige
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6 years ago

I just don't agree with ones about phones. People act like were so attached to our phones that we forget about real life and stuff, no! When we use social media, what are we doing? WE ARE POSTING THINGS ABOUT OUR REAL LIVES. WE ARE SEEING THINGS ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE'S REAL LIFE.When we do other stuff, most of the time it has to do with comedy. And comedy makes you laugh! And laughing makes us feel good. (most of the time)And if we feel good without hurting other people, why should it matter? Oh, and now your probably thinking "people use social media to put down others" Yeah, they do. And they would still be doing that in real life. It may be an easier way, but there's always a downside to something. It's not like that's the reason it was made.Oh, and then there are pointless games. If someone wants to play pointless games, let them play pointless games! Sometimes games are played to pass time, and sometimes people play games when the should be payig attention. But blame the player, not

LilaPaige
Community Member
6 years ago

the game.

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JehAguirre
Community Member
6 years ago

I like your art . This repercussions here in Brazil !

EliasibLemkin
Community Member
6 years ago

We have the power to change this

Hedgehog8
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6 years ago

I am now deperessed

OviJuankenobi
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6 years ago

Wonderful view of our present world shit

CuriousErik
Community Member
6 years ago

Neat art. A few of the illustrations feel reminiscent of Superfishal's style.

ArildHöge
Community Member
6 years ago

I love it.

lubnahansari
Community Member
6 years ago

very powerful

MattBeaudoin
Community Member
6 years ago

couldn't be more 'on-the-nose.' not even the tiniest bit of subtlety or nuance

YasmineVine
Community Member
6 years ago

This was really good!

AlexMay
Community Member
6 years ago

I once applied for a job at MacDonald, but didn't qualify. Perhaps should try fine arts.

HeatherDulee
Community Member
6 years ago

Bleh. Those cats driving those zombies look like they're having the time of their lives, though! Who cares if the zombies are sad, they're dead! Let the cats play! Every single picture in this article just made me laugh my ass off. Losers are unhappy? Poor losers. Lol.

VishalKataria
Community Member
6 years ago

The iPhone illustration is the most amazing and hard-hitting one...

DonnaLibbey
Community Member
6 years ago

Very shocking and very scary as it is so close to the truth...I am always optimistic and see more good than what is portrayed here. However, I hope it would shock people who need to, to come in out of the dark.

AlexanderDalbakk
Community Member
6 years ago

One might of course interpret these pictures as him saying the devices them selves have a bad affect on people, but what I think he's trying to say is that it doesn't have to be that way. It doesn't mean that we can't or shouldn't use smartphones and internet. It's not ironic that he uses the internet to make his art available to others. He is trying to tell us that we have a lack of moderation. He might have a lack of moderation himself. Doesn't make his attempt to point it out less valid. You can shout the messenger, but the message remains the same.

JohnSanders
Community Member
6 years ago

More

KarimAlAhdab
Community Member
6 years ago

the story of america, not the whole world

KarimAlAhdab
Community Member
6 years ago

This is not the story of this world, its the story of america -.-

SunalJamnadas
Community Member
6 years ago

I think what these artist have inadvertently done is outline not the sad truth about the world today but human society and it's developments shortly after moving from a paleolithic to a neolithic way of life. Some tme after the first human settlements we lost many of our egalitarian roots. As civilations formed the world became a much larger place which needed to be managed by a vast network of social control systems which although have evolved over time are still built on the same floored system better suited for a large disconnected world. But the world is not large and disconnected anymore. Yes the environments we live in are vast and varied but we are by in large interconnected in ways we have never been before. In know it seems like we live in a world geared against us, but the problems dipicted here have existed in some shape or form for thousands of years. Difference is now people are smart enough to notice and real change is happening on a scale it never has before.

MichaelaSlade
Community Member
6 years ago

Whoa! Hard hitting stuff! This really hits home

Sonia.Alexandra
Community Member
6 years ago

Sadly, but it is true...

MulliGan
Community Member
6 years ago

Whatever. There's no reason to be so negative. How about something more positive. Each year more and more children are moved out of poverty, more impoverished nations are getting education and fresh water.

DylanStevens
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6 years ago

Like this comment if you read this on your phone.

ZyairaBoyd
Community Member
6 years ago

True.

JasamineHight
Community Member
6 years ago

Jessica Rabbit is still hot though...

microsaurio
Community Member
6 years ago

The Roger Rabbit one is really old. I remember to saw it several years ago. And... meh...

GregoryNabours
Community Member
6 years ago

Meh. People act like it's difficult to criticize and see ugliness in the world, but I really don't think it is. It's exponentially easier than finding hope, beauty, and potential. Some of these are clever analogies, but as a whole they're underwhelming. This is just a guy whining about issues that most people are completely aware of... And I think it's an immature point of view to completely ignore the other side of incredibly complex systems like commerce, economy, or technology. The world is not divided into "good" and "bad". The same technology that enslaves some people saves other people's lives. This guy draws business as if everyone in the world is actually an artist who gave up. Some people prefer numbers and structure, that is a passion to some as much as art or music is to others. I mean, I'm just saying - What a bummer this dude must be to hang out with.

DanielLaw
Community Member
6 years ago

Clever. Not original, but okay.

SabiLocksmith
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6 years ago

the last one.. people should realise how much damage are they doing by consuming meat...

Yumyumsquad
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6 years ago

wow!!!!!!!!!! i bet you hate carnivores lol

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TerriCrystal
Community Member
6 years ago

Brutally honest.

MichaelKapoustin
Community Member
6 years ago

Maxwell is right, the majority of us will admit its true. But how many of us will actual try to change ourselves, never mind the whole of society. And the bigger question. "OK Steve, you've illustrated the problem, but what is the practical solution? An Apocalypse? We are flawed. However, we live in a better connected, more socially conscious, open for the most part societies where we live longer, work less, play more and help others more than at any time in the recorded history of man. We know communism doesn't work, that social experiment failed. Neither does pure capitalism or the rule of law without compassion and regulation over the law makers. Yup, everything in your drawings are true. But they are of no value because they don't solve anything. We are all different when we are born - we are born EQUAL under the law but no one person is exactly the same as the other. We have weakness and strengths. I pray each day someone can draw the solution. Love God, love each other.

MichaelKapoustin
Community Member
6 years ago

Maxwell is right, the majority of us will admit its true. But how many of us will actual try to change ourselves, never mind the whole of society. And the bigger question. "OK Steve, you've illustrated the problem, but what is the practical solution? An Apocalypse? We are flawed. However, we live in a better connected, more socially conscious, open for the most part societies where we live longer, work less, play more and help others more than at any time in the recorded history of man. We know communism doesn't work, that social experiment failed. Neither does pure capitalism or the rule of law without compassion and regulation over the law makers. Yup, everything in your drawings are true. But they are of no value because they don't solve anything. We are all different when we are born - we are born EQUAL under the law but no one person is exactly the same as the other. We have weakness and strengths. I pray each day someone can draw the solution. Love God and love each other.MikeK

ChristianReese
Community Member
6 years ago

Sad, but true.

FedericoCostantino
Community Member
6 years ago

This is f***ing reality, great work!!! I love the colors you've used!!! Keep going!!!

ShaunBradley
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6 years ago

Its a bit much. He must love social media too. Spreading his view.

AgataGrajoszek
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6 years ago

That is so true, people cannot stop eating garbage and won't even think what's in their stomach for years, yuuk!

CarolaAdolf
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6 years ago

all very 'HUMANE' ...........

FloTograf
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6 years ago

Sadly this is a very true depiction of where we've gone...

VoTrongHieu
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6 years ago

I always admire this guy when the first time i saw MAN - STEVE CUTTS

GrégorySteenbeek
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6 years ago

And how many of you are going to change anything about it?

ElizabethArmstrong
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6 years ago

Opens your eyes. I feel bad for those who feel nothing whilst looking at these. Powerful stuff

MeganBarry
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6 years ago

"Art isn’t all fairytale photoshoots and landscape shots – it can also act as catalyst of change." - Someone get this guy a Pulitzer.

Koshka
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6 years ago

Browse the posts in this blog. Same idea - in words: http://wp.me/pnMvn-vd and http://wp.me/pnMvn-nO and http://wp.me/pnMvn-cD and http://wp.me/pnMvn-dQ and http://wp.me/pnMvn-3

BeaBScHons
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6 years ago

Spot on reflection of today's world. Scary and devastating, yet so true...

MariWilbyOsOlli
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6 years ago

I agree with every picture!!!

Cookie
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6 years ago

Aww, the rat caught in the trap still has a piece of uneaten cheese that he brought to work in his briefcase.

AutumnJay-Ly
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6 years ago

Beautiful illustrations of the reality of today's lifestyle. We need more creative reminders like Scotts!

JacobWarr
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6 years ago

wow! this is so true. I've never thought of life this way. Coincidentally, I just started sophomore year of high school.

JacobWarr
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6 years ago

This is super thought provoking, we are all bought and paid for! Coincidentally I just started sophomore year in high school.

RifqiPradnjaParamita
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6 years ago

sad but true

CatCruickshank
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6 years ago

shocker... obese people featured as greedy glutton. And thin people are slaves to their phones... ugh how about some originality.

TylerMazzucco
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6 years ago

Coming from a comment that has been literally made half a dozen times here, that's hilarious! I supposed we should give up on illustrating anything that's been painted before ? Man, some people love to bitch.

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SusanSchooner
Community Member
6 years ago

Good interpretations. Nothing wrong with doing cliché phrases, IMHO. Is no different than 100 people drawing roses...they will all still have unique styles. They're beautifully drawn and sadly true. My favorite is the one with the guy who's become his couch.

JovanaCuric
Community Member
6 years ago

This is awesome and sadly so true...

MariaAdil
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6 years ago

Why are people being so condescending about the satire element in his work?His work is thought provoking.Its the way YOU perceive it.

AneliseDevieu
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6 years ago

waw

MagaliCharles
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6 years ago

"beauty sleeping in the lap of horror".

NguyenKien
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6 years ago

Nothing news to me. It is awesome art and direct.

Weirdo
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6 years ago

it's sad because it's true!

PeterJongsma
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6 years ago

So much negativity.

LisaCombest
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6 years ago

Disturbing, just the way it was intended

TgWoe
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6 years ago

I don't see myself in any of those illustrations... I must be OK?

TaylorBall
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6 years ago

Wooowww, another "provocative" artist who hates captialism. Teach us how making cartoons will support the global economy O Enlightened One! And who even eats KFC anymore?

TaylorBall
Community Member
6 years ago

Woowww another "provocative" artist who hates capitalism. Teach us how making cartoons will suffice the global economy O Enlightened One! And who eats KFC anymore?

ChristineDomino
Community Member
6 years ago

I understand this. But let's give credit to where (and who) it's due. Millennials; We don't eat fast food and we want to be informed on where our food comes from. Also, a lot of us are working in industries we actually want to be in; the outstanding amount of student loan debt should be a nod to that.

KevinMcCarthy
Community Member
6 years ago

Pure and utter bollocks! if you think this is what life is about you need to end it all now and save the rest of us from your whining and moaning. This bit is taken from above, "Steve Cutts is an illustrator and animator from London. Faced with the choice of working at McDonalds or studying Fine Arts, he chose the latter. " pure crap, the bloke would be some sort of moron to pick McD over fine art and there he is telling us what a shite world we live in. I wonder though, who paid for his fine art studies? mummy and daddy i'd say,

TiffanyZink
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6 years ago

Gfhg

EllaPeña
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6 years ago

nice artwork, but tons and tons of shallow, overused clichés.. this is the world as seen by a 14 year old depressive child

KellyValenzuela
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6 years ago

How pitiful and sad this artist's life must be if he looks around this amazing planet at amazing people and amazing things, and this is what he sees.

EllaPeña
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6 years ago

nice artwork, but tons and tons of shallow, overused clichés.. this is the world as seen by a 14 year old depressive child

HoriaPuscuta
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6 years ago

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Old communist propaganda...

AnnaMarian
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6 years ago

This is so f*cking true.... shocking.

KirilBelozerski
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6 years ago

What's more shocking is that people are shocked about it, while supporting political, social and economic vectors that lead to this reality. (capitalism, individualism, atheism)

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DanielleWolf
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6 years ago

The ironic thing is that without social media he wouldn't even be able to disseminate his views and artistry in the first place...

CathyCreswell
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6 years ago

So, he's part of the loop.

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DariaB
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6 years ago

Oh, come on, people. Yes, these are classic topics, yes these are thoughts and images we've all got in our heads everyday, but to bring those thoughts into life is the action, if they stay just in our heads, that's passive. No, these images aren't shocking or new, but they're pretty well made illustrations of problems we still ARE facing today and we will as long as we keep on unimpressingly disrespect the artists who at least are trying. As long as we have to face these problems, the fight is still not over. Keep up the good job. Stay creative. And keep in mind the meaning of "creative" relates to "creation", so the idea itself is not enough unless it's brought out into something concrete.

ConnorWalls
Community Member
6 years ago

Yes! Couldn't agree more. Just saying "We're aware of these issues" doesn't mean that this artist shouldn't give his take on them! He's expressing his point of view on these topics.

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EdiDrilea
Community Member
6 years ago

The sad truth is actually that we believe things are like that. Those pictures depict just the perspective of the average joe and there is much more in the world than that. I find art like this to be just a form of exposing excuses that we use to feel good about ourselves because we don't take the time to think and build our lives properly.

MaxwellThomas
Community Member
6 years ago

None of this is original or thought provoking. Television is 'bullshit'... People getting on tubes are in a 'rat race'.. People walking around staring at their phones are 'zombies'.. Seriously!? You've just drawn common turns of phrase that you can see/hear everywhere. I get the same images in my head at 7 in the morning when I'm hungover on my way to the work- you know, the creative peak for a non-artist like me who pretty much has zero creative ability. Worst of all, these drawings come across as snide. His bio reads 'I could've got a shitty job just like the rest of you, but instead I did Media Studies at college and went on to become a super cool freelance artist, now here's some pictures of the fat brainless slobs you all are, hohoho' Cool, dude. I can't wait for the day McDonald's offer you a big contract to illustrate and you cave in (but draw it 'ironically')

FrøkenFiolett
Community Member
6 years ago

Who said it had to be original? Someone gotta illustrate what we all think. And it's good to see how some have better ability than others to create. Maybe you should stop being hangover with you thought images and spread some inspiration rather then written junk ;)

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ThatGuy
Community Member
6 years ago

Golly, another artist schooled in the school of shock value. Totally not counterproductive. I get it bruh, you're turning the mirror on society. Also, pointing out issues that have been around as roughly as long as sentience doesn't make you make you come across as some dipstick hipster with nothing else to provide but criticism. As we all know every problem ever has been solved by just complaining about it .

MaxwellThomas
Community Member
6 years ago

its not even shocking. we've seen the same imagery thousands of times before.

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EliseAcredolo
Community Member
6 years ago

oh wow so gritty and true man my eyes are open everyone else is just a flock of sheeple every fast food place and business person is trying to murder the planet and our perfect free bodies and caring about our financial wellbeing is a sign of being a real rat of a person aw man

DanLehner
Community Member
6 years ago

The art itself is tremendous, but honestly, the messages feel pretty thin/cliché. The visual puns ("rat race", "bull shit") just feel kind of tired. If art like this is going to hit hard, it's got to be as politically imaginative as it is artistically.

lerbedeknorst
Community Member
6 years ago

I feel the same

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AbesheetHabesheet
Community Member
6 years ago

Do you guys really need to comment on this post (for it is pretty self-explanatory) or is it your need to be a part of it somehow - show your fake outrage because you gotta be heard, no matter how often the point has been made?!

OisinMurphy
Community Member
6 years ago

Unoriginal, although I quite liked the bullshit one. For art like this to be effective it needs a sense of humour. For actual change to be made it takes seriousness. Stuff like this annoys me because some adolescents will see it and think they understand all there is to the Capitalist machine and that they're edgy and arty or some shit, I don't know ahah.

GlynisRoss-Munro
Community Member
6 years ago

At least my kids taught me how to be a vegan :( but otherwise it continues.

FatéméAhmadi
Community Member
6 years ago

Hey... that's awesome man!

Heysax
Community Member
6 years ago

I think it's great work. I also think some people comments are ridiculous.

OlcayB-Tuna
Community Member
6 years ago

Humans Beings are so stupid!! ...so undeniable Stupid ;))

ВладимирМиливојевић
Community Member
6 years ago

if you chose you can change everything starting from yourself ...

PaulLynch
Community Member
6 years ago

So good

MajdalNijim
Community Member
6 years ago

No. 13- The same image "The Grey men" described in the book of "Momo" written by Michael Ende... a must read for novel lovers..

Robert Hamilton Jr
Community Member
4 years ago

"Blah blah blah death and suffering and pain for fuck's sake, man, buy a Stabbing Westward CD, comb your goddamn hair, and just shut the fuck up!!!"

TheArtistUnnamable
Community Member
5 years ago

The world may be like this today; but DO WE HAVE TO BE KEPT DOWN BY THEM?! NO!

Robert Playsmc
Community Member
6 years ago

the world in a nutshell

CandyCorn
Community Member
6 years ago

scary :'(

MPaulaWhelan
Community Member
6 years ago

Powerful images.

JoanaMeneses
Community Member
6 years ago

sad but true... congrats for the amazing work!

CatherineMandl
Community Member
6 years ago

Whoohoo - excellent