Published on December 18th, 2014 | by Martha Kent1
Satirical drawings about our society by John Holcroft
We are living interesting times. Technology has come a long way, and it is rapidly evolving as we speak. If I would have shown an iPhone 6 to an ordinary man of 2005, he/she would probably have said that the device is of alien origin. And 2005 is only 10 years away. Things change fast, information is one click away. But are we getting happier?
John Holcroft is known for his satirical illustrations and drawings that, over the years, said a lot about us as humans. He has worked with prestigious publications like The Guardian, Reader’s Digest, Financial Times and many, many others, and he has an established fan base that’s eager to see whatever he releases next. At this point, you surely understand that everything Holcroft draws goes viral instantly, and for good reason. In this article, I wanted to share a collection of artworks illustrated in the 50’s vintage style, but with a subliminal message that captures perfectly what’s wrong with our generation. Holcroft manages to satirize different aspects of today’s society. He underlines things that should make our life better in theory, but … they don’t. Enjoy the collection and don’t forget to let me know which one is your favorite and why?!