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This Artist Shows The Problems Of Our Society Through Thought-Provoking Illustrations (30 Pics)

Published 2 weeks ago

Steffen Kraft is a German artist going under the alias of Iconeo online. He highlights the problems of our modern-day society through thought-provoking illustrations that you just might recognize yourself in.

In an interview with Bored Panda, the artist said he’s inspired by the little things, like his pencil or cup of coffee. “These little objects are icons. Everybody knows them,” says Steffen. “We don’t have to think about their function when we see them. It’s good brain training trying to place these things in a different situation. Sometimes, the results are meaningful, sometimes not.”

More info: Iconeo.de | Facebook | Instagram 

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However, it’s not just the small things that inspire the artist – he also takes inspiration from big things, like climate change, pollution, and social behavior. “I try to make these complex themes simple and surprising,” says Steffen.

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Steffen thinks that we are overwhelmed with images and impressions in our daily routines and often forget to self-reflect and see the world from a different perspective. “Of course, I also produce images, but it’s the kind of communication most people understand quickly. My goal is to surprise the viewer with simple ideas that they may not have thought about and which make them think, and make them discuss them with others,” says the artist.

Check out Steffen’s thought-provoking illustrations in the gallery below!

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One day this guy just kind of figured "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending around the web. Something that always peeks his interests is old technology, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness so if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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