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Demotivational posters want you to fail better

Demotivational posters

The project was curated by Jenny Theolin and Johnny Cullen

You all have different ways in which to motivate yourself; you might have a morning ritual, or a particular album you put on when things really need to get going or you may have a few motivational posters adorning your office walls.

More demotivational posters!

This project (opens in new tab) aims to motivate you by first, demotivating you. Curated by Jenny Theolin (opens in new tab) and Johnny Cullen (opens in new tab), the pair collaborated with a range of designers to create a range of demotivational posters. "With turning motivational posters upside down, Johnny and I want to promote the notion of failing better; getting up and trying again. And again. And yet again." explains Theolin.

"In order to succeed, we believe in true determination, and in order to close that gap between taste and ambition – as Ira Glass (opens in new tab) explains – we need to be continuous and tenacious. With this project, I pledge to match the combined time it took the artists to create their works; for approximately eight hours per week I will aim to help, support, mentor and create ideas to help charities and individuals succeed with their causes."

Demotivational posters

Demotivational posters

Demotivational posters

Demotivational posters

Demotivational posters

Demotivational posters

Demotivational posters

Demotivational posters

Demotivational posters

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Sammy Maine
Sammy Maine

Sammy Maine was a founding member of the Creative Bloq team, working as a Commissioning Editor. Her interests cover graphic design in music and film, illustration and animation. Since departing, Sammy has written for The Guardian, VICE, The Independent & Metro, and currently co-edits the quarterly music journal Gold Flake Paint.