Satire is an entertaining art form, which is dedicated to scrutinize issues and events. It can be an important tool in the process of opinion formation, especially in democracies.
After all, a cleverly designed illustration may be more persuasive than a 300 page book or a half hour speech. Satire is not only limited to graphic art, but can also be used in literature or performing art. Nevertheless, graphic art can be distributed easily and depict a message in a single frame.
This post presents satirical illustrations designed to resemble the advertisement style of the 50s. John Holcroft, a well-known satirist, who has worked for renowned newspapers, created these brilliant illustrations.
As we all know, modern life seems to produce obscurities, which were not encountered previously by humans. Consequently, by addressing them in a comical and scrutinizing manner, we can reflect on these issues and maybe even improve our lives.
Be sure to also check out the following post, which presents more amazing illustrations: “30 Challenging Graphs illustrating Painful Facts About Our Lives – You Will Surely Agree!”
However, which of the satirical illustrations is your favorite? What modern day issue should be addresses by Holcroft? Leave a comment below!