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.

The most tragic first world problems of 2013
Home remedies to everyday problems
People who solved their problems in an ingenious way
Millennium Prize Problem: Win 1’000’000 with maths

John Holcroft is a well-known British illustrator who has worked for BBC, Reader’s Digest, The Guardian and Financial Times among others. However, what makes him famous are not his employers, but the brilliant satire reflected on his illustrations and his particular retro style.

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