Life’s realities summed up in humorously honest illustrations
Life in this modern world doesn’t seem to be all that it’s cracked up to be. Being glued to smartphones, deciphering emojis, and clicking “like” has become second nature. It was inevitable that our minds might begin to apply these many technological trends to everyday life. In his series called Cinismo Ilustrado (Cynicism Illustrated), Mexican illustrator and designer Eduardo Salles pokes fun at the realities of modern lives with brutally honest illustrations.
In this series of posters that touch on many cynical viewpoints, Eduardo confronts ideas of religion, politics, the environment, and popular trends, stating sarcastic facts like “Life is what happens to you while you’re looking at your smartphone.” He even reinterprets the average fairy tale, even dreams of a day when the Ctrl + Z action can simply delete a bad idea from our history. Eduardo maintains a minimalist style paired with witty text throughout his series that has us laughing and nodding along in agreement.
These spot-on illustrations, with a keen emphasis on how Millennials are adjusting to adulthood. You might even recognize yourself or someone you know in a couple of them. Have a look at his funny, honest illustrations below or see more on his website.