Witty Illustrations Capture the Pitfalls and Contradictions of Contemporary Life

Illustrator Elia Colombo takes on dreams, work, school, and social media in these thought-provoking cartoons.

Freelance illustrator Elia Colombo — also known as Gebe — is a gifted artist with a nonconformist perspective, crafting witty and thought-provoking snapshots of our contemporary lives and preoccupations. He’s particularly interested in the effects of schooling on personality and social media on self-perception, and those are just two of the themes that occur and reoccur in his work. We first caught up with him via Bored Panda, and he was kind enough to let us share his work here; you can see more via his website, his Instagram, and on behance.

(Elia Colombo)