An Artist Made Stunning Illustrations About Modern Society

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Artist Steve Cutts is an illustrator and animator based in London.

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Cutts used to work for a number of businesses and brands, but stopped in 2012 so he could pursue freelance work.

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Recently, Cutts’ illustrations have veered toward topical satire and garnered a lot of attention.

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He told BuzzFeed about the nature of his current work. “Society is in a strange place right now, and traditionally it has always been one of the roles of an artist to comment on the times he or she lives in.”

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“For me, it’s about connecting things you wouldn’t immediately associate with each other, rearranging them in an ironic way to convey a message.”

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He says his style takes inspiration from cartoons of the ’30s and ’40s, as well as modern comic books and graphic novels.

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Each piece takes him around a week to make, and several versions of each piece exist.

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He takes whichever one stands out the most, and chooses it as the finished product.

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Some of his work features related titles, like this one called “Evolution.”

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While others are stand-alone works and open to interpretation.

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Cutts says he’s received strong reactions to his pieces. “I’m absolutely stoked with the reaction my work has got so far. I never know how my work is going to be received, so of course it’s great to have such a fantastic response!”

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He added that the point he tries to get across is simple. “I try to make work which looks at the bigger picture, whilst also hopefully making a few people laugh along the way.”

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