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
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#2

Consumerism

Consumerism

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

nicely done

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#3

Wasteful Industries

Wasteful Industries

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Nuniek Widiayani
Community Member
4 years ago

I think i know that hair from somewhere...

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#4

Justice

Justice

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Jeremie Guerra
Community Member
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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#5

Bribes

Bribes

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coffee zombie
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#6

Chain Of Command

Chain Of Command

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Valentina
Community Member
4 years ago

and please note...no women...

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#7

New Face Each Day

New Face Each Day

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just a thought
Community Member
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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#8

Fast Culture

Fast Culture

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

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.
Community Member
4 years ago

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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Valentina
Community Member
4 years ago

this one is devastating...

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#11

Catfishing

Catfishing

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Nancy E
Community Member
4 years ago

So far, all of these are good !

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#12

Today’s Problems

Today’s Problems

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Heather Kelley
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#13

Energy Poor

Energy Poor

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John Nathan Neil Dion
Community Member
4 years ago

Rising energy bills

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#14

Gender Equality

Gender Equality

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PurpleUnicorn
Community Member
4 years ago

Red tape holding women down while the men fly free

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#15

One Education For All

One Education For All

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GlassOfWater
Community Member
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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#16

Sugar Addiction

Sugar Addiction

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Hans
Community Member
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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#17

Overeating

Overeating

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ThePurpleness
Community Member
4 years ago

You are what you eat

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#18

Happy Pills

Happy Pills

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John Nathan Neil Dion
Community Member
4 years ago

the new Prozac

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#19

Standardized Happiness

Standardized Happiness

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Jeremie Guerra
Community Member
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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#20

Jammed Streets

Jammed Streets

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Heather Kelley
Community Member
4 years ago

I do wish life was full of turtle cars!

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#21

Fulfilling Parent's Dreams

Fulfilling Parent's Dreams

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Chloe Gray
Community Member
4 years ago

Over controlling parents? ?

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#22

Sardines

Sardines

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Heather Kelley
Community Member
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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#23

Cheap Workforce

Cheap Workforce

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Scout Hargett
Community Member
4 years ago

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
Community Member
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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#25

Starting Them Young

Starting Them Young

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Miss MonMon
Community Member
4 years ago

America.

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#26

Owned By Contracts

Owned By Contracts

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Daria B
Community Member
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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#27

All In One

All In One

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Laury M.
Community Member
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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#28

Selling An Image

Selling An Image

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Danny Root
Community Member
4 years ago

Beer makes everyone more attractive!

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#29

Today’s Problems

Today’s Problems

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Anastasia Cyr'Nyth
Community Member
4 years ago

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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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

yeah but it work in both ways

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#31

Immersed

Immersed

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

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
Community Member
4 years ago

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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i_know_im_amazing
Community Member
4 years ago

What's wrong with being single?

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#34

Addicted To Virtual Reality

Addicted To Virtual Reality

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CultOfBambi
Community Member
4 years ago

He should really get that looked at...

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#35

No One's Irreplaceable

No One's Irreplaceable

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Hans
Community Member
4 years ago

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)
Community Member
4 years ago

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.
Community Member
4 years ago

That should have been an orange person instead.

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#38

Housing Prices

Housing Prices

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Jeff Domslivin
Community Member
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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#39

Today’s Problems

Today’s Problems

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#40

The Perfect Employee

The Perfect Employee

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

Not even a teaspoon of good boss?

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#41

Illusion Of Freedom

Illusion Of Freedom

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

That guy's an achiever.

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#42

Expendable, Replaceable, And Moulded To Your Needs

Expendable, Replaceable, And Moulded To Your Needs

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cyberbird
Community Member
4 years ago

Office work shouldn't be outsourced

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#43

Data Surfing

Data Surfing

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

Surfing the internet. Eheheh. Nice.

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#44

Brexit

Brexit

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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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#45

Click Bait

Click Bait

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Its da Latest
Community Member
4 years ago

Click baits

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#46

One Mould For All

One Mould For All

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cyberbird
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#47

Today’s Problems

Today’s Problems

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Cayman
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#48

Money Covers All

Money Covers All

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John Nathan Neil Dion
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#49

Bottled Feelings

Bottled Feelings

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❤❤❤❤❤DOGS
Community Member
4 years ago

Bottled up anger

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#50

Internet Troll

Internet Troll

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Janelle (jellybean/nellie)
Community Member
4 years ago

Trolling

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#51

Fake Stats

Fake Stats

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Galeanthropy2017
Community Member
4 years ago

Statistics don't lie but statisticians do

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#52

Today's Problems

Today's Problems

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cyberbird
Community Member
4 years ago

Sad

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#53

Africa

Africa

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Kjorn
Community Member
4 years ago

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

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#54

Nicely Cooked

Nicely Cooked

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Cookie
Community Member
4 years ago

Sunburning.

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#55

Fixing The World

Fixing The World

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Timothy D.
Community Member
4 years ago

Have you tried turning it off and back on again?

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#56

Melting Planet

Melting Planet

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Cookie
Community Member
4 years ago

Global warming.

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#57

Fast Fashion

Fast Fashion

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

This would actually be an interesting design.

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#58

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

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Laury M.
Community Member
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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#59

Empty Inside

Empty Inside

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Jamal W
Community Member
4 years ago

MAN CAN I RELATE!

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#60

Feeding On The Media

Feeding On The Media

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Laury M.
Community Member
4 years ago

I resent that they lumped documentaries with the rest.

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#61

Slow Thinking

Slow Thinking

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Edmon lagahit
Community Member
4 years ago

SOME PEOPLE IS TOO SLOW TO THINK OR TO CATCH UP

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#62

Inflation

Inflation

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Fur Paws
Community Member
4 years ago

Inflation

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#63

Controlling With Words

Controlling With Words

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Debbie Detmer
Community Member
4 years ago

Belittling words of discouragement can immobilize a person so that he is afraid to step out of his comfort zone and move towards his dreams

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#64

Work To Survive

Work To Survive

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Jess
Community Member
4 years ago

This is me.i am an artist who had to get an office job to pay the bills or i would gave starved. As colourful as i am i am unhappy . 9 to 5 to stay alive thy say. Im bearly alive..

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#65

Money

Money

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Edmon lagahit
Community Member
4 years ago

THIS WHAT CAN MONEY DO

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#66

Pick One

Pick One

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Cookie
Community Member
4 years ago

Sometimes none of them are any good.

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#67

Nobody Cares

Nobody Cares

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Daria B
Community Member
4 years ago

When you've got a naturally quite voice, and want to join the conversation and make a statement, but they literally can't hear you. Been there so many times.

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#68

Swimming With Sharks

Swimming With Sharks

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David kidd
Community Member
4 years ago

I deactivated my fb years ago..

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#69

Pension

Pension

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cyberbird
Community Member
4 years ago

Working for a pension

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#70

Itemized

Itemized