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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#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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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.
Community Member
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
Community Member
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.
Community Member
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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#40

The Perfect Employee

The Perfect Employee

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#41

Illusion Of Freedom

Illusion Of Freedom

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#42

Expendable, Replaceable, And Moulded To Your Needs

Expendable, Replaceable, And Moulded To Your Needs

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#43

Data Surfing

Data Surfing

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

Surfing the internet. Eheheh. Nice.

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#44

Brexit

Brexit

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

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

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#46

One Mould For All

One Mould For All

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

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

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

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

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#51

Fake Stats

Fake Stats

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#53

Africa

Africa

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

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

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#55

Fixing The World

Fixing The World

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#57

Fast Fashion

Fast Fashion

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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 would actually be an interesting design.

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#58

Under Pressure

Under Pressure

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