Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Modern life

As much as I love my iPhone and instant messaging, I must say modern life is sometimes pretty bonkers.

Happiness is dependent on stuff. The economy is one big roller coaster. In the workplace you're highly disposable. Advertisements promise a better you ("Only beefcakes drink Budweiser!"). Our self-esteem has been reduced to the number of "Likes" we get on a Facebook post.

This article on Good Magazine's website features British illustrator John Holcroft's cynical-yet-brilliant take on social media, obesity, marriage, fast food, big banks and other modern accoutrements.

Like the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words.  

All images by John Holcroft.