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The Daily Grind

John Holcroft’s Illustrations Put Our Routines Front and Center

Posted by Gestalten—06/2017

Our daily routines can leave little room for expression: As we fall into the same behavioral concourses, our lives can be reduced into a series of robotic motions to run through day by day. Illustrator John Holcroft puts these seemingly trivial pursuits in his work. From the smile we wear when we leave our homes to the roles we play at our day jobs, each piece questions the bits and pieces of our daily grind with an ounce of skepticism: What are we working towards? Why are our goals what they are? Who are we at the end of the day?

Illustrations are a powerful and increasingly more popular method of conveying information, telling stories, and creating dynamic imagery. See more in our book Illusive.

Images © John Holcroft