30 Thought-Provoking Digital Illustrations That Expose The Flaws Of Our Modern Society

Art has recently grown into a relatively strong medium to convey critique. Whether it’s of the way we live our lives, the way “things are done” in our society, or the way we abuse the planet (or abuse each other).

In a world where a single picture can tell a thousand words—how information is much more consumed via imagery rather than language—art turns out to be an effective way to understand the scope of an issue and to call for change.

This is the trajectory that artist and illustrator Davide Bonazzi has also chosen. He creates witty illustrations that critique today’s world and society. Bored Panda has also got in touch with Bonazzi to elaborate on his work. There is more artwork to be seen in a previous Bored Panda article here as well as on Bonazzi’s Website.

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Billy Murray 1 week ago (edited)This is men getting taking the escalator to success and women having to climb their way to the same position.

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Although his education was mostly based on literature and liberal-arts, Davide has always had a huge interest in visual arts as well. “After university, I spent a year at the European Institute of Design in Milan, then two more years at the Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna,” he told Bored Panda. “I’ve come to know what illustration is exactly through practice. I’ve had a few great teachers who really inspired me.”

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Water Bottle 1 week agoWish it wasn’t so true..

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The artist describes his illustrations as “straightforward, conceptual, surreal and sometimes ironic.” Davide said he likes using visual metaphors to create “twists” in his works. This helps him turn an apparently plain scene into something unexpected and more meaningful. Even if it’s just a small detail.

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“I’ve always been an optimistic person, though the more I learn about the world we live in, the more I feel worried about our future,” Davide added. “Especially, the ecological crisis. It seems we’re at the start of a global challenge with an uncertain outcome, and we all have to do our part. In the past decades, people had been taught to be selfish, to consume. I think it’s crucial to eradicate this trend.”

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch 1 week agoThis is a problem I have trouble being sympathetic with. You don’t need to spend big $$$ to have a wedding like some girl on TV to have a good marriage.

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Avital Pilpel 1 week agoFor this reason I named my WiFi “FBI surveilance Van #634″…

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TheReader19 6 days agoKnowledge shines a little in the darkness of ignorance

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Catlady6000 1 week agoA single parent can be very successful raising their children. My daughter turned out awesome. But, I really felt the absence of a partner. Someone who would have my back and back me up. It really is easier when there a two people raising a child. Thankfully, my ex-in-laws were wonderful

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Petra Christovová 1 week agooverwhelming information chaos

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SnowWolf 1 week agoMaking peace with nuclear bombs? I don’t think so.

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Water Bottle 1 week agoThis is true. Sad but true

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Water Bottle 1 week ago (edited)Unrelated to the picture but lots of people are under the impression that anyone that lives in the Middle East is a terrorist.

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Kaisu 4 days agoThe destruction of the land and the people in many countries began the moment the colonists set their foot on it

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch 1 week agoWe are fanatically devoted to our phones / internet

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Niffler_13 1 week agoWhen you’re the one scientist that doesn’t recommend the product

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Felicia Dale 6 days agoHash tags making ignored things visible across the net and empowering people to help each other through knowledge of the problems.

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PandaPiñata 6 days agoThat´s reality TV for you. Everything is staged and analyzed by psychologists to provoke the drama wanted by the producer.

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Monica Patterson 6 days agoI will say it was the easiest and fastest way to let people know about my father’s passing.

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Amr Mohamed 6 days agoI think it’s unsustainable growth. The employees in the company are doing their best to prop that growth up, but eventually it’s going to grow too big to sustain and swallow them in.

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Catlady6000 1 week agoAre the rungs being inserted or, as for a lot of us theses days, being removed

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Lukas Gilmore 6 days ago (edited)Smart phones are distracting this generation from seeing the world around them, unlike previous generations

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Aria 6 days agoLets all pitch in and get this duck home!

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Tifferooski 6 days agoHow I feel every time Trump tweets.

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch 1 week agoI can relate to this one. A calendar that’s too full of meetings and appointments.

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Sigmund Fidyke 4 days agoWeather loading…

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