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Satiric Illustrations Of Today’s Problems Drawn In The Vintage Style

John Holcrofts style is based on the 50’s advertisements and “bad print” characteristic texture that completes the effect. Nonetheless, the content of these illustrations is anything but old-fashioned – social issues and people’s behavior are drawn in a satiric way. Our dependence on technology, society’s greed or devaluation of workers are some of the issues Holcroft likes to show.


Ugly Duckling Syndrome (28 pictures)

Ugly Duckling Syndrome is when someone was ugly when they were young and is now looking damn good. The concept was born of the belief that “ugly ducklings” eventually grow up into veritable “swans”- often mesmerizing those around them with their amazing transformations.