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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3 years ago

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

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

nicely done

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Nuniek Widiayani
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3 years ago

I think i know that hair from somewhere...

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 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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3 years ago

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

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Valentina
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3 years ago

and please note...no women...

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just a thought
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3 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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3 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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3 years ago

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

Tyrone
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3 years ago

They make business on both ends

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LilleMy
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3 years ago

This could also be a true representation of all the money that the state earns from taxes on tobacco. I'm my country the tax is super high, which means that even with huge expenses to healthcare due to smoking, the state would be kind of fucked if everyone quit smoking :-/

Cees Timmerman
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3 years ago

There are enough other stinky deathtraps to tax.

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Michel Angelo
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3 years ago

Where can I buy one of these cigs that drop money when smoked?

rick hctep (Rick45)
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3 years ago

I am a smoker and I have looked into all this and it is very true, they are making more out of the anti-smoking products than they are out of the tobacco products.

Rocky Moore
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1 year ago

Vaping just makes your addiction worse. It has 20x more times as nicotine than cigarettes do.

Nancy Grund
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3 years ago

A metaphor for all addictions that make us spend money on what we want, NOT what we need. It all goes up it smoke. Now put that in your pipe and smoke it! :)

Amy Hopple
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3 years ago

ahhh. but then you complain when your taxes go up because people are quitting and that tax money is Gone.. you can't have it both ways

Susan Robinson-Collins
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3 years ago

Neither are "quitting methods". .

Cheryl McCartney
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3 years ago

Fantastic.

Robert Barrett
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3 years ago

Thank God I quit years ago when they were fifty cents a pack.

tweetybird
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3 years ago

smoking money

Jenny Murphy
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3 years ago

Totally agree that among its other unsavory attributes, smoking is literally burning money.

Mimi MacNeil
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3 years ago

A picture is worth a 1000 words!

Nancy Graner
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3 years ago

Food for thought

endelbendel
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3 years ago

Only makes sense for self destructive overconsumption in general.

Ligorio Tan
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3 years ago

thats aside from losing your health

Stu Erris
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3 years ago

End Tobacco companies.

Oskaparrot
Community Member
3 years ago

smoking money away

Bienvenido Bones Bañez Jr.
Community Member
3 years ago

Well, some say mind your own business! its my status symbols and money is nothing and chicks for free! . . whatever happen in my life, well everything inspired from the Epicurean lifestyle. . .

RN Griffin
Community Member
3 years ago

Has it occurred to anyone here that this might not be a specifc critique with regard to smoking? How about the phrase "burning money"?

Mary Jaye
Community Member
3 years ago

THE MORE THEY CHARGE, THE LESS SOME WILL SMOKE. IT IS A WARNING. SMOKING WILL COST MORE WHEN ONE GETS SICK FROM IT.

Acucena Freitas
Community Member
3 years ago

My sin too and i try hard to quit...

Andrew Berger
Community Member
3 years ago

Buck Duke created the deaths of 100 million people in the 20th Century. He is on plan to make that 1 billion in the 21st Century. At least Duke University has a great basketball team

Robbin Poh
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3 years ago

See, to a smoker the most important thing when it comes to smoking is HIS money. The health of the people around him, the discomfort of other people smelling the stench of his smoke and the ashes of his cigarette is not in this picture.

Meowoui
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3 years ago

We make billionssss, off of your addictions.

GlassOfWater
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3 years ago

This is actually really clever

Miss MonMon
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3 years ago

So poignant.

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Valentina
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3 years ago

this one is devastating...

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Nancy E
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3 years ago

So far, all of these are good !

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Heather Kelley
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3 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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3 years ago

Rising energy bills

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PurpleUnicorn
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3 years ago

Red tape holding women down while the men fly free

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GlassOfWater
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3 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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3 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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3 years ago

You are what you eat

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John Nathan Neil Dion
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3 years ago

the new Prozac

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Jeremie Guerra
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3 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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3 years ago

I do wish life was full of turtle cars!

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Chloe Gray
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3 years ago

Over controlling parents? ?

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Hope Floats
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3 years ago

The London Underground,where you're packed in like sardines. ... :/

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Scout Hargett
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3 years ago

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

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CluelessLlama13
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3 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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3 years ago

America.

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Daria B
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3 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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3 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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Hope Floats
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3 years ago

Beer goggles strikes again...

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Anastasia Cyr'Nyth
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3 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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3 years ago

yeah but it work in both ways

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

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

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sumit kumar dey
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3 years ago

not surprised that liberty is not feeling well.

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i_know_im_amazing
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3 years ago

What's wrong with being single?

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CultOfBambi
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3 years ago

He should really get that looked at...

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Hans
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3 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)
Community Member
3 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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3 years ago

That should have been an orange person instead.

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Jeff Domslivin
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3 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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3 years ago

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

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

Not even a teaspoon of good boss?

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Daria B
Community Member
3 years ago

That guy's an achiever.

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Office work shouldn't be outsourced

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Daria B
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3 years ago

Surfing the internet. Eheheh. Nice.

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Caitlyn McCracken
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3 years ago

Brexit?

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Its da Latest
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3 years ago

Click baits

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

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

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Cayman
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3 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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3 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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3 years ago

Bottled up anger

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Janelle (jellybean/nellie)
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3 years ago

Trolling

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Galeanthropy2017
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3 years ago

Statistics don't lie but statisticians do

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cyberbird
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3 years ago

Sad

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Kjorn
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3 years ago

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

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Cookie
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3 years ago

Sunburning.

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Timothy D.
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3 years ago

Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

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Cookie
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3 years ago

Global warming.

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Daria B
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3 years ago

This would actually be an interesting design.

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Laury M.
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3 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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3 years ago

MAN CAN I RELATE!

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Laury M.
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3 years ago

I resent that they lumped documentaries with the rest.

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Edmon lagahit
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