The strangely unsettling motivational posters of Silicon Valley

The "Startup Vitamins Monster Pack" is a set of 20 vaguely motivational, vaguely creepy posters designed to get Silicon Valley in gear. The combination of suave minimalist design, no-bullshit-here pretensions and boundless cliché—yes, there's a Keep Calm and Carry On parody!—feel like items in a William Gibson novel whereby Cayce Pollard, poisoned by Ukrainian gangsters, flees into Facebook's offices to use the sight of these posters to trigger emesis. [Startup Vitamins via Valleywag]

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  1. This one is especially cute since almost every single one of them is working on trivial first world consumer bullcrap like how to steal Craiglist feeds and present them with a tile UI and oh yeah, Facebook integration.

  2. IBM notoriously hanged a great number of posters saying merely "think!" around one of their shops.

    They were taken down after a series of vandalisms added the words "or thwim"...

  3. For the sake of efficiency I think we could combine a number of these posters, e.g.:

    Stay focused and get shit shipped is better than perfect details.

    Life is short. Break things that matter. Fail.

  4. True, I suppose. How about:

    "Less time in meetings. More time coming up with facile aphorisms."

  5. Not in the English language.

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