Steve Cutts’ Harsh Illustrations Highlight The Sad Truth About Today’s World


There are many sad truths about today’s world, including the fact we have created a world that is far more stressful than it needs to be. Instead of being happy with what we have, food, water, sunshine, love, we want more. More. MORE. We are a consumer-driven society so obsessed with the latest designer goods and tech gadgets that we are willing to working ourselves to death for literally no reason at all.

London-based illustrator and animator Steve Cutts wishes our world were a different place, and so he’s decided to do something about it by using his artwork as a catalyst for change.

Back in the day Cutts had two decisions: work at McDonalds or study Fine Arts, he decided to go all in with the arts and he hasn’t looked back since. Post-graduation Cutts worked at Glueisobar as the main storyboard concept artist. He has since moved to freelance work, as well as trying to change the world with his harsh illustrations.

Steve Cutts is well known for his videos and illustrations that depict the sad truth about today’s world. He has endless material to base his artwork on, after all says the “insanity of humanity is an endless pool of inspiration.”

modern-world-caricature-illustrations-steve-cutts-11Research has found money can make you happier but only to a certain extent. Any salary higher than $75,000 a year does not translate to more happiness. You’re working yourself to death for no reason.


The average American eats nearly 3,000 calories per day, an increase of over 1,000 calories since 1970.


Apple made $57.6 billion dollars last year.


46,000 to 58,000 square miles of forest are leveled every year thanks to overpopulation and greedy human nature.


The average person looks at their phone 150 times a day.


1 in 4 people eat fast food at least once every single day.


Britons are working more than 48 hours a week, the most ever documented in local history.


77% of Americans said their pet influences their travel plans.


One in three people living in the UK will go into debt to pay for Christmas presents.


In 2010, 6 companies controlled mainstream media, now that number is only 5.


Americans produce enough trash to fill 63,000 garbage trucks EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.


The top 1% earners control more than 1/3 of all wealth.


More than 3,000 animals die every second in slaughterhouses around the world. By adopting a vegan diet you save as many as 95 animals per year.

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