These Clever Illustrations About Modern Society Will Make You Rethink Your Life

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Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Unachievable Satisfaction”

Italian designer, illustrator, and self-named “creative mind” Elia Colombo (aka Gebe) believes that “life’s too short to get a real job.” This free-spirited motto led him to where he is today, allowing him to express his thoughts and creativity on a daily basis. He combines his skills in graphic design with his interest in philosophy to create thought-provoking conceptual illustrations. Each colorful, vector artwork illustrates the perils of modern society, and points out relatable feelings and experiences along with a good dose of humor and irony.

Colombo’s themes include societal pressure, mental health issues, and the negative effects of social media addiction. One image, titled Breaking the Rule, illustrates the stages of life as a conveyer belt. Human-like characters are seen passing through each moment—from school, to work, to family, and eventually death. However, one rebel tries to escape, causing a “system error.” Other images illustrate the loneliness that some might experience while immersed in the world of social media, from forever chasing “likes” to the constant upkeep of online personas.

Although Colombo’s portfolio illustrates many negative traits of today’s society, he hopes his work will inspire people to “step outside of the box.” He says, “Don’t try to be good, just try to be different!”

You can see more of Colombo’s illustrations on Instagram.

Italian illustrator Elia Colombo creates colorful vector artwork that illustrates themes from modern society.

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Breaking The Rule”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Who Am I?”

His conceptual illustrations point out relatable feelings and experiences along with a good dose of humor and irony.

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Digital Illusions”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Thought Control”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Back To School”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“The Lost Sheep”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“New Followers”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“The Solo Traveller”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Social Workout”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“How Designers Look At Curves”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Culture”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Forever”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“We Can Undo It!”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Read More Books”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Killing Time”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Stolen Identity”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Everyday Mission”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Humanity, A Degenerative Disease”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Feed Your Mind”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Getting A Job”

Conceptual Illustrations by Elia Colombo

“Dream Big, It’s Free”

Elia Colombo: Website | Instagram | Twitter | Behance

My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Elia Colombo.

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