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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#1

Ego Boost

Ego Boost

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coffee zombie
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#3

Wasteful Industries

Wasteful Industries

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#4

Justice

Justice

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Jeremie Guerra
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#5

Bribes

Bribes

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#6

Chain Of Command

Chain Of Command

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#7

New Face Each Day

New Face Each Day

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just a thought
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#8

Fast Culture

Fast Culture

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Daria B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#9

Tobacco Addiction

Tobacco Addiction

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Laury M.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#10

Everything Is Money

Everything Is Money

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#11

Catfishing

Catfishing

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#12

Today’s Problems

Today’s Problems

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#14

Gender Equality

Gender Equality

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PurpleUnicorn
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Red tape holding women down while the men fly free

Helping Panda
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Thank you for the interpretation, we couldn't have figured it out without you!

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Mirriam
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The red tape reminds me of a chameleon or frog tongue and the people are insects but only the women are unable fly away safely because they are the ones that get pulled back down.

Andrzej Raczynski
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is a stupid double standard, there's also hiring of less experienced/qualified people just to meet some PC quota or marketing claim to appease agendas/image.

Emma Vink
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5 years ago

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Not statistically, mothafucker...

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Layla Al Saady
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Don't act like men have great lives without worrying. I am all for equality but the media is only focussing on women.

Layla Al Saady
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I used to be a brainwashed feminist because of my sister actually but now I see how dumb it actually is.

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Susan Boyle
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

More stupid FemiNazi propaganda. Women are 64% of all college graduates - in unemployable fields like "Gender Studies"

Missy Finley
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh please. I call bullshit on this one

Sharon Vaughn
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pink ribbons easier seen than the "glass ceiling."

Bob Snow
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Men are not free to fly, most of us anyway.

Laury M.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Says a man flying ahead, only seeing the women who made it forward.

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mark pullen
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At last someone has something good to say, long live us blokes

mark pullen
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

At last something good mentioned, long live us blokes !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ben Grugel
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Men forgetting their ropes in case gravity swiches 2019

David Eastwood
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

THIS is fostered by our crooked Congress AND by many misogynistic "preachers" in the U.S. who search the Bible for patriarchal texts to "justify" making women subordinate.

Michael Jarrow
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yeah. Interesting. Except the pink tape is representative of family bonds. Sorry, but men are the biologically disadvantaged ones. Men Cannot give birth or intimately nurse new born children. This picture should have an opposite where woman are flying free to be compassionate family mothers and men are being held down by business, jobs, and generally being biologically disadvantaged.

Wade Brown
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

OH SHIT GRAVITY DUN GOOFED. QUICK TIE THE WOMEN DOWN, WE ARE SO FUCKED.

Randy Steven Wilhite
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Actually it could be viewed as a comment on today's society where you need two paychecks to survive, I'm not stating that Being a stay at home mom means the mom does not participate in events, but I feel a child benefits richly from the bond that is formed with a stay at home mom at the early ages of childhood. Being a mom is a very tough job <3

Hossam Hanafi
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it is the opposite in our country....Women are most Job-Catchers than men As they can offer to the boss what men can't do ;) ...we are the ones who need equality with women.

Danny Root
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought this was something to do with breast cancer awareness...

Daria B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This looks like suicide to me. They're falling off of buildings, into the sky, before they fall down and become body-less souls going up to heaven.

Laury M.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Well, men do succeed at suicide more often than women (who actually attempt it more often). So that's not wrong even if it wasn't the intended message.

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Lachlan O'Connell
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This doesn't exist and highlights nothing.

Lachlan O'Connell
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5 years ago

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This doesn't exist, been disproved several times.

Emma Vink
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No it has not been disproved by any credible study or source. Google Wage Gap Statistics & educate yourself...

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Meowoui
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5 years ago

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A mans world, sad to say it will be a mans world for a long time to come.

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#15

One Education For All

One Education For All

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GlassOfWater
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#16

Sugar Addiction

Sugar Addiction

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Hans
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#19

Standardized Happiness

Standardized Happiness

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Jeremie Guerra
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#20

Jammed Streets

Jammed Streets

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#21

Fulfilling Parent's Dreams

Fulfilling Parent's Dreams

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#22

Sardines

Sardines

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Heather Kelley
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#23

Cheap Workforce

Cheap Workforce

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Scout Hargett
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#24

Treated As Items

Treated As Items

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CluelessLlama13
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#26

Owned By Contracts

Owned By Contracts

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Daria B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#27

All In One

All In One

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Laury M.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#28

Selling An Image

Selling An Image

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#29

Today’s Problems

Today’s Problems

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Anastasia Cyr'Nyth
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#30

Love Trap

Love Trap

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#31

Immersed

Immersed

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Kjorn
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#32

Time To Heal

Time To Heal

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sumit kumar dey
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

not surprised that liberty is not feeling well.

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#33

It's Ok To Be On Your Own

It's Ok To Be On Your Own

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#34

Addicted To Virtual Reality

Addicted To Virtual Reality

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#35

No One's Irreplaceable

No One's Irreplaceable

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Hans
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#36

Expendable Love

Expendable Love

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Janelle (jellybean/nellie)
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#37

Daily Dose

Daily Dose

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Laury M.
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That should have been an orange person instead.

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#38

Housing Prices

Housing Prices

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Jeff Domslivin
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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#39

Today’s Problems

Today’s Problems

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Daria B
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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