Trend: The New Motivational Poster
Art & Design
We’ve all mocked the motivational posters hung in budget-minded offices that feature a little-too-stunning landscapes and themes like “success,” “hard work” and “teamwork.” While we recognize the corniness (and not-the-best aesthetics) of those types of posters now, a motivational and inspirational void was created when those became uncool.
As silly as those posters could be, they did serve a purpose. Who hasn’t needed a little inspiration pick-me-up every now and then? No longer must people stare at their walls and not come away with encouraging words. What was arguably kicked off nearly a decade ago with the famous “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster reinvention and reissue (that has also been redone in a million different variations; keep calm and avoid comic sans, anyone?), has now transformed into a motivational movement that has been going strong for a few years, and only looks to keep going. Today’s motivational posters aren’t corny; they’re cool, graphic and (sometimes) tongue-in-cheek.
Of course, today’s motivational posters aren’t quite posters, either. More like awesomely cool, handmade prints by artists in the creative field. Next time you’re in need of a laugh, a visual pep talk or just a punch of color in your den, check out one of these great options in the trendiest crop of new motivational posters:
What are your favorite inspiring motivational posters, new or old?