It's no secret that our society has its flaws - dependence on technology, taxes, obesity, devaluation of workers - to name a few. Some people may not even want to think about any of these problems in society but illustrator John Holcroft, on the other hand, he looks them straight in the eye and depicts them in a satirical way.

Though not all of us have to deal with such problems, it is a great reminder to pace yourself and to familiarize with the society today. Who knows, it might make you a better person in some way.

With a style based on 50's advertisements and a vintage feel - Holcroft perfectly captures today's social issues and modern behavior. Also, his illustrations do so in a brutally honest manner. Keep on scrolling to check them out, and you just might realize with what social media problems you have to deal every day.

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coffee zombie
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4 years ago

Sending this to everyone who complains of my nonparticipation in Facebook.

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

nicely done

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Nuniek Widiayani
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4 years ago

I think i know that hair from somewhere...

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Jeremie Guerra
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4 years ago

Found it! :) You will need time, 2 lawyers, a policeman and a choice between papers and worker :D

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coffee zombie
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4 years ago

Need to add more than one pound to get him to work.

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Valentina
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4 years ago

and please note...no women...

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just a thought
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4 years ago

I don't put on masks for a reason ... Having a fake face will only fetch me fake friends ... But I do understand that some people have to put it , it's not a choice for everyone ...

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Daria B
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4 years ago

This one is exaggerated. Literature will always be there in its various forms and mediums.

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Laury M.
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4 years ago

Some tobacco companies also own quitting methods, including vaping and e-cigarettes.

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Valentina
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4 years ago

this one is devastating...

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Nancy E
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4 years ago

So far, all of these are good !

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Heather Kelley
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4 years ago

unfortunately I have to do this, as I broke my leg.

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John Nathan Neil Dion
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4 years ago

Rising energy bills

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PurpleUnicorn
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4 years ago

Red tape holding women down while the men fly free

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GlassOfWater
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4 years ago

There's always that one question in a test where your brain's just like "Nope! Can't do it. I'm out. Bye."

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Hans
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4 years ago

Actually, some breakfast cereals contain more sugar (and many have more energy per same mass) than many typical winegums, liquorice products and the like...

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ThePurpleness
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4 years ago

You are what you eat

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John Nathan Neil Dion
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4 years ago

the new Prozac

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Jeremie Guerra
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4 years ago

But what the point of a corkscrew if you don't have the bottle? That's not happiness to me :D

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Heather Kelley
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4 years ago

I do wish life was full of turtle cars!

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Chloe Gray
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4 years ago

Over controlling parents? ?

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Heather Kelley
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4 years ago

Im normally the sardine at the bottom of the tin that tries to get eaten but is too greasy because its been sitting in sardine juice for an hour

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Scout Hargett
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4 years ago

This hits me where it hurts; I just got laid off today.

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CluelessLlama13
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4 years ago

Yes, people are meat. That does not mean cannibalism is ok. It is not. It is bad. Got it?

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Miss MonMon
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4 years ago

America.

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Daria B
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4 years ago

While it's true that a contract may limit your freedom to the point of actual depression, a contract can also really protect your worker's rights. It's not always a bad thing. It depends.

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Laury M.
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4 years ago

That's more like it. No, technology is not perfect, but it's giving us access to such a wide array of tools.

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Danny Root
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4 years ago

Beer makes everyone more attractive!

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Anastasia Cyr'Nyth
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4 years ago

When I first saw this, I don't notice the the words BANK scrawled against the side

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

yeah but it work in both ways

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

what's the difference with people with newspaper or book?

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sumit kumar dey
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4 years ago

not surprised that liberty is not feeling well.

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i_know_im_amazing
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4 years ago

What's wrong with being single?

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CultOfBambi
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4 years ago

He should really get that looked at...

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Hans
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4 years ago

I would prefer a trap door! Scrooge McDuck had it for people who asked him for money!

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Janelle (jellybean/nellie)
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4 years ago

Like shopping carts at some stores. Put in the quarter, use it, put it back.

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Laury M.
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4 years ago

That should have been an orange person instead.

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Jeff Domslivin
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4 years ago

I think this one represents paying rent, we all know that is a huge waste of money. Paying a mortgage on a home is an investment, when you sell you get your money back and more...this picture is shredding money, meaning it's not coming back to you in a usable fashion.

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Daria B
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4 years ago

As a European, 17kg of weight is the weight of a child.... Sorry, I had to.

Mari
Community Member
4 years ago

What about 17 stones?

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PurpleUnicorn
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4 years ago

British artist, British scale - 17 stone is 107 kg or 235 pounds

Nins Mins
Community Member
4 years ago

But if you still can see your feet it's not that bad?

Danny Root
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4 years ago

Right on!

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Suzanne Haigh
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2 months ago

17 stone, so much easier than kg.

Meg O'Donnell
Community Member
4 years ago

I think it refers to the British unit of weight: the stone. 17 Stone = 240 pounds or 109.1 kg

Alexis Lewis
Community Member
4 years ago

Actually this photo represents anorexia. The person is afraid that they gained weight after eating one piece of the chocolate bar. It is how society pressures everyone to be thin.

Alexis Lewis
Community Member
4 years ago

This depicts actually anorexia as the person on the scale is weighing themselves after eating only one piece of chocolate. They fear they gained weight after the one square.

Andrea Van Delden
Community Member
4 years ago

That's roughly 37 lbs, 117 on the other hand is 257 lbs.

Randy Steven Wilhite
Community Member
4 years ago

"and a diet coke please"

Helene Hughes
Community Member
4 years ago

Yes but 17 stones is a lot (17 X 14 = 238 pounds)

Mandy Delaforce (PC Girl)
Community Member
4 years ago

17kg/ Either you missed something, or this is a small kid.

Martin
Community Member
4 years ago

Mmmmm, chocolate.... *drroools*

LadyAna
Community Member
4 years ago

Damn dude, smoke a bowl! Fat people ain't that damn bad.

Edmon lagahit
Community Member
4 years ago

you want to reduce your weight huh?

Meowoui
Community Member
4 years ago

I do exercise, I raise my arm/hand to my mouth every time I take a bite. Chewing is a exercise. You keep telling yourself that, docs can hardly wait to see you.

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

Not even a teaspoon of good boss?

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Daria B
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4 years ago

That guy's an achiever.

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cyberbird
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4 years ago

Office work shouldn't be outsourced

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Daria B
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4 years ago

Surfing the internet. Eheheh. Nice.

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Edmon lagahit
Community Member
4 years ago

THAT'S WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF DON'T HAVE ALLIED COUNTRY!

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Its da Latest
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4 years ago

Click baits

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cyberbird
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4 years ago

Media has homogenized the traits needed to become famous in tabloids.

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Cayman
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4 years ago

I so wish this wasn't true. Donate people you can afford it.

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John Nathan Neil Dion
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4 years ago

Using money to cover up your lies and bad breath (uncouth, ill mannered, uncivilized)?

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❤❤❤❤❤DOGS
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4 years ago

Bottled up anger

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Janelle (jellybean/nellie)
Community Member
4 years ago

Trolling

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Galeanthropy2017
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4 years ago

Statistics don't lie but statisticians do

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cyberbird
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4 years ago

Sad

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Kjorn
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4 years ago

i didn't get it until i saw it was the africa map

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Cookie
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4 years ago

Sunburning.

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Timothy D.
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4 years ago

Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

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Cookie
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4 years ago

Global warming.

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Daria B
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4 years ago

This would actually be an interesting design.

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Laury M.
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4 years ago

There was a tabloid cover a few weeks ago. "Nurses out of the ordinary: we're so lucky to have them!" No, you idiots, we're lucky to have ANY of them.

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Jamal W
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4 years ago

MAN CAN I RELATE!

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Laury M.
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4 years ago

I resent that they lumped documentaries with the rest.

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Edmon lagahit
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4 years ago

SOME PEOPLE IS TOO SLOW TO THINK OR TO CATCH UP

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Fur Paws
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4 years ago

Inflation

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