Brecht Vandenbroucke is a Belgium-based artist who illustrates the darker side of modern society. His subjects are varied but his work often revolves around one central theme, namely looking at the world from an alternative and often satirical perspective. Whether he's highlighting people's obsessions with social media and technology, emphasizing our habits of following the crowd, or graphically depicting the inevitable cycle of violence that plagues our species, his illustrations act as thought-provoking commentaries on the modern world around us.

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#1 The Human Race

The Human Race

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Superluminal1 2 years ago

A vicious circle!

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#2 Time To Choose

Time To Choose

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reclameshit2015 2016 2 years ago

We choose to see pretty things. That's why we have pretty cat and dog races for pets and hardly anything else. Strong statement.

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#3 Will Any Of This Matter?

Will Any Of This Matter?

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

I've learned since social media became mainstream, that people pretend well. I know many people who base their self worth on the number of likes they get, who pretend to have the perfect marriage, the perfect children, and the perfect life, when the reality is far from that. And people see those posts and aspire to have it, but they don't realize it doesn't exist! I read an article that said the people who post declarative statements of love for their partners on social media, are THE MOST insecure in their relationships. If people put more energy into their relationships as they do convincing others their lives are perfect, perhaps they'd be a lot happier in those relationships. Just something I've noticed....take it with a grain of salt.

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#4 The Noise

The Noise

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#5 Music

Music

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

It's almost like we live in a world now, where if it's not documented on social media, it didn't happen. 20 years ago no one felt the need to advertise to the world they were at a concert, a restaurant, a movie, etc. Now its a compulsion.

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#6 All Of Us

All Of Us

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Amanda Panda 2 years ago

I just avoid all those people, and shop online! Where's my introverts at!?

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#7 Democracy

Democracy

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Marcos Zamarripa 2 years ago

Exactly! Im agree with this one.

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#8 Apparently It Pays Off To Scream Before You Think

Apparently It Pays Off To Scream Before You Think

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reclameshit2015 2016 2 years ago

This is how our demacrocy works haha. Simple people don't understand how difficult politics are so politician abuse that by giving people simple questions and answers they can comprehend while the question itself is already wrong lol.

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#9 The Label Generation

The Label Generation

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Hans 2 years ago

You are what you do, not what you tag yourself.

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#10 A Planet You Drew Lines On

A Planet You Drew Lines On

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Liv❤ 2 years ago

Wow. Country fueds split people up. Love the visualization.

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#11 Everyday We Walk A Thin Line

Everyday We Walk A Thin Line

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Heather Cox 2 years ago

People who go online are making themselves vulnerable. There is no safety net to fall on if you make one false move. You just fall and there is no one to save you because you can only walk alone. When your offline you don't have to worry about the dangers of online dangers and you can go outside, enjoy the day with your family.

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#12 Humo

Humo

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Master Markus 2 years ago

There are two kinds of people in this world - neither of them correctly proportioned.

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#13 Young Minds In Critical Condition

Young Minds In Critical Condition

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Heather Cox 2 years ago

How I feel at work. People giving me conflicting criticism each saying I need to listen to them and only them but they won't ever talk it over with each other and come to an agreement. I need a new job.

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#14 We Need More Strong Artists

We Need More Strong Artists

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JillVille Child Care 2 years ago

Nicely placed boom mic up in the right corner there... O.o

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#15 A Selection

A Selection

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Titip 2 years ago

Don't wanna see Gays, Old, Disabled, Over weighted, Refugees, Homeless, ... Just unselect them on the screen

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#16 First Date

First Date

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Master Markus 2 years ago

I thought the person on the dating site was a priest for a moment.

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#17 Let’s Play!

Let’s Play!

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Chase Howard 2 years ago

The smart kid is noticed by his/her peers and not by the teacher, probably because he/she is the smart one at the back of the class who stays quiet and puts his/her head down and works

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#18 Street Cleaning Program

Street Cleaning Program

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Heather Cox 2 years ago

Trumps vision of "making America great"

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#19 Take Over

Take Over

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Master Markus 2 years ago

Those guys are going to wish they brought shorts.

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#20 You Guys Can't Hang Here

You Guys Can't Hang Here

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Heather Cox 2 years ago

Pretty much sums up Potage Place Mall in Winnipeg

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#21 Theater

Theater

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Kalo Sk 2 years ago

"Comicos ambulantes" search dat ppl

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#22 Technology To Teach

Technology To Teach

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Nancy Arnold 2 years ago

More children should be outside playing

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#23 Part Timer

Part Timer

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Heather Cox 2 years ago

We try to race and speed through our meaningless jobs so we can go home and enjoy our families and relax.

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#24 Mozart

Mozart

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Pi... 2 years ago

This is a bit much. Mozart was good at what he does. Spears is good at what she does. It's like comparing apples with oranges.

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#25 Who Needs Ears When You Can Listen To Yourself All Day

Who Needs Ears When You Can Listen To Yourself All Day

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Master Markus 2 years ago

Yeah, yeah...

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#26 For Sale

For Sale

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Master Markus 2 years ago

Well, the problem is you're selling elaborate coffins in this day and age. Too expensive! And the person's dead! They don't need it! Cremation has gotten significantly more popular. I would also recommend investing in natural burial methods - with any luck they'll be next to catch on. (Yeah, yeah, not the point, I know.)

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#27 The Work Is Never Done

The Work Is Never Done

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Lemur 2 years ago

If this would happen with the wall Trump is building right now...

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#28 Freedom

Freedom

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Katie Smith 2 years ago

I'm unsure if the message in this one. Would someone expound?

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#29 Time Out

Time Out

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moustache lover 2 years ago

Everyone needs one day off a week to just collect themselves its a real shame...

#30 Never Gonna Stop Me

Never Gonna Stop Me

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Carris Butcher 2 years ago

I love this one.

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#31 Let Me Entertain You

Let Me Entertain You

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Kalo Sk 2 years ago

Heil Satan < ;P

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#33 We Must Adapt To Survive

We Must Adapt To Survive

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Cees Timmerman 2 years ago

Reminds me of the Wikkelhouse.

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#34 I'm Checking In

I'm Checking In

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Hans 2 years ago

I find this very reasonable. I got angry faced for not walking endlessly through empty settings of these rows, but just duck and join the queue (without overtaking someone, of course).

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#35 Digital Vs Paper

Digital Vs Paper

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Kalo Sk 2 years ago

Not sure why ppl make this... You can infinite books in your tablet or something

#36 Rekto Verso

Rekto Verso

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Master Markus 2 years ago

These cartoonists, always being so critical of the only thing that makes them known to us in the least subtle or nuanced ways possible. I don't like this trend.

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#37 Stock Exchange Crash Ahead

Stock Exchange Crash Ahead

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Twistedmisfit 2 years ago

The economy

#38 Coming For You

Coming For You

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Anak Shaleh 2 years ago

fight the power

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#39 The Flat Life

The Flat Life

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Tom Thompson 2 years ago

Is his leg wrapped with bacon?

#40 Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now

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#41 Hacktivists As Gadflies

Hacktivists As Gadflies

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Uri A 2 years ago

Don't get it

#42 There Must Be More Than This

There Must Be More Than This

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#43 Bam Bam

Bam Bam

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#44 Freelancer

Freelancer

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#45 Magritte, Vu Par

Magritte, Vu Par

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#46 What Are 'Massive Open Online Courses' Good For?

What Are 'Massive Open Online Courses' Good For?

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#47 When The Job Is Done

When The Job Is Done

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Master Markus 2 years ago

I'm very confused. What do various "sailor" characters have to do with body horror?

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#48 Body Issues..

Body Issues..

Report

#49 Th-Th-Th-That's All Folks.

Th-Th-Th-That's All Folks.

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