Tuesday, May 8, 2018

16 Illustrations That Show The Downfall Of Our Modern World

Steve Cutts is an artist and illustrator that uses his work to make humorous but pointed observations about our modern world. He's not afraid to show the ugly side of our day-to-day existence, but he also makes sure that we get a giggle out of it while he delivers his message.

Check out these 16 examples!

1. What we leave behind.

Is this guy made of his trash, or is it coming at him in a wave? Maybe both! In between all the trash and the cars, I see a few polar bears and a deer. What do you see? Sidenote: loving the mustache on this illustration. 

2. Phone zombies.

When the zombie apocalypse comes, remember not to worry. Give the zombies the latest update for Pokémon Go, and they'll be too distracted catching Drowzees to even chase you. 

3. Where is Mona Lisa?

The biggest mystery about the Mona Lisa is her smile, and in this modern reimagining, she is faceless, but she is defined by consumerism and fashion trends. 

4. The most frustrating word on the planet.

Everyone's been there. It's Netflix night, the popcorn is still so warm that the fake butter is molten, and you're curled up with your favorite person to watch a movie. Which buffers. And buffers. Until the popcorn has turned to styrofoam, and you're ready to throw it at your TV.

5. He'll still be here when we're gone.

And when our modern world goes downhill, somehow Mickey Mouse will survive. This mouse will outlive us all and smile at as us we go. 

6. Personal space is at a premium.

There's a rare sight these days! The phone booth used to be a private place for conversation, but these days, we share everything with everyone else. 

7. Just ask Google!

Whether or not it's a good thing that we've outsourced much of our knowledge to the Internet, as someone with a very good memory, it's made quiz night a cinch!

8. Global mindshare.

With more avenues of access, brands are fighting more and more for consumer mindshare. This literal interpretation makes me rethink my choice of pop this afternoon. Whoops.

9. Such a terrible affliction.

I feel so bad for Earth! The horror on its face says it all. Well, I hope there's an antibiotic for that problem Earth has got going on. Get better soon! 

10. Monday.

Yup, this illustration is pretty much accurate. Honestly, this scene looks like a nightmare, which is kind of what Mondays are like. They are pretty much the worst. Hate them. 

11. Money can't buy happiness.

Or substitute for a tasty, aged cheddar. I know that this is not an appropriate time to say this, but I am craving a cheese plate. So sorry about what happened to you, little business mouse! 

12. Jess and Roger at home.

I can barely look at this one. It's just so sad and yet captivating. Also, I think Jessica really loves KFC. She even has it tattooed on her arm. Now that is commitment. 

13. Owned.

This is a reality for many people. It is a distressing representation of how we have become so tethered to our phones that we sometimes feel subservient to them. Also, a kitty walking its mouse is adorable and creepy. 

14. Dinner is now served.

Steve Cutts uses the iconic pop art of Andy Warhol to comment on current consumerist culture and our overly-processed foods in one simple image. Great, now I want to heat up a can of soup. 

15. Gotta catch 'em all.

Pikachu is really that powerful! Pikachu has had enough of us humans trying to catch him! I love his little thermos, though. He's probably going to be sitting in that chair all day. 

16. Under the... sea? 

Thanks to pollution and a complete disregard for the ocean's ecosystems, this is a more realistic depiction of life under the sea than any Disney movie out there. So sad that this is our reality. 

To see more of Steve's work, visit his Facebook page. 


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