These illustrations show the sorry state of the modern world.
Satirical commentary is apparently pretty easy these days, considering the scale of the alarming atrocities that are happening on a world-wide basis.
War, hate crimes, famine, greed and corruption and the prevalence of capitalism are just some of the problem we face on a global scale.
Different parts of the world prosper while others suffer. This in itself creates a host of problems that vary from place to place.
Thinking of those starving in third world countries, without enough food to even sustain, never mind nourish is a heart wrenching thought.
One the other end of the scale we have people eating themselves to death, with obesity rates in some parts of the world at epidemic levels, not looking like it will slow down any time soon.
The advent of Donald Trump as President of the United States was mocked by many, but feared in a very real way by some.
He represents the vitriol and hate that seems so prevalent in certain demographics, his constant reminders of his desire to build the wall to separate the U.S from Mexico goes against everything that humanitarians have striven for since the fall of the Berlin wall.
Some artists have found humor in the bleakness of the state of the world. Taking a ‘laugh or you’ll cry’ standpoint as to the state of things, illustrators Luis Quiles and Steve Cutts have produced this series of images.
Take a look at the incredibly accurate illustrations below:
1. A picture depicting the prevalence of homophobia in the world.
2. The stark contrast between obesity and starvation.
3. Demonstrating the greed for wealth.
4. A Catholic priest towers over a small girl learning about the church.
5. Our obsession with our mobile phones is made fun of.
6. How money makes everything easier.
7. This picture shows how unwilling people are to step out of their comfort zone.
8. The political influence of the Middle East.
9. The negatives of a life lived through a screen.
Do you think these images represent the realities of the struggles of modern day life?