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DeMotivational Posters aka DeMotivators

Demotivational Posters (a.k.a Demotivators) are typically designed to discourage one’s moral strength and diminish one’s self-esteem. It usually consists of a picture, centered and bordered in black, with an all-cap title written in white, and in some cases, a tagline written in smaller font. In its infancy, Demotivators mirrored popular themes often addressed within motivational posters, by juxtaposing: 1. banal optimism (ex: PERSISTENCE) 2. atmospheric picture (ex: man & woman jogging in a single row) 3. comical pessimism (ex: It’s Over Man. Let Her Go) But as they became increasingly popular across the web, the joke was no longer bound within corporate/educational themes and became a signature meme involving “crude but funny” comments. Today, the white-on-black format of demotivators is a staple in Internet memescape and it’s fairly common to find demotivational posters sans cynicism. The originals were typical Motivational Posters with sarcastic comments: Although a whole genre of Demotivational Posters has been created by showing an instance of FAIL:    

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