Thursday, February 21, 2008

Demotivational posters

I'm sure you've seen those terrible motivational posters that were a big craze for a while.

You know the ones: they feature an athlete silhouetted against a sunset, crossing a finish line and celebrating, or a gazelle leaping across an African plain... Below the picture a strong line focuses on a motivational topic like 'Leadership' or 'Success'. And below that, advice on how to 'be better'.

It's not really surprising that many people found these posters the perfect material to rip off. Demotivational posters (often called Demotivators or MotiFakes) are just that - an image, together with funny copy mocking real motivational posters. The sarcastic messages cover everything from work issues to getting a girlfriend and gaming references.

Check out Macrofolio and the burning biscuit for some great posters.

This meme continues to spread and evolve. Posters cover just about every
conceivable topic - and some are just plain strange. Here's a site where you can make your own.


Piper said...

This site is sooooooo cool and I love how you explain stuff I normally wouldn't understand. I posted a link to you on my blog...if it's ok... and I just wanted to say: "well done!"

LeperColony said...

In a general sense, I'd like to echo the above commentator. Your blog is nicely written. Fun read.