The New Yorker's cartoons are iconic. If you've ever read the magazine, you can instantly spot their cartoons on your newsfeed based on their style. They're generally well done, but they do seem to pander to an older generation.
Enter Emmet Truxes, who grew up as a fan of the cartoons. He decided to give them a bit of a millennial makeover. Using a very similar style to the New Yorker, Truxes creates cartoons that get at the stuff millennials are dealing with on a daily basis. You know, like dead phones at bars, Tinder dates, and feeling like you can't even.
Like the millennial that he is, Truxes uses his Instagram BrooklynCartoons to share his work. The account has more than 22,000 followers to date.
Each cartoon takes about two hours or so to complete. "The ideas for the scenes and captions come from everyday observations — keeping my eyes and ears open — and a lot come from the wide range of conversations that happen when you hang out with friends over drinks," Truxes told A Plus. "I've also done a lot of collaborations with the people behind a lot of hilarious meme accounts which are a ton of fun and really rewarding."