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Punctuality Demotivational Poster 18" x 24" white
Punctuality Demotivational Poster 18" x 24" white

#74: Punctuality Demotivational Poster

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18" x 24" 8" x 10" 8" x 10" foamcore 4" x 6" 4" x 6" foamcore

It's the taleas Punctuality Demotivational Poster print, woo!

  • Printed on high-quality paper 💎
  • Printed using high quality inks 🐙
  • Prints are made-to-order 👏
  • Ships in 1 - 2 business days 📦
  • Printed in Austin, Texas - yee haw y'all! 🤠
A poster with a worm wearing a necktie with the sun rising in the distance. "Punctuality: as for the early worm - well, he gets eaten alive by the first hungry bird that comes along."

The Story

I print all taleas posters in-house (very literally) on high quality, matte photo paper. This paper is much thicker than regular, and takes color much better than regular poster paper.


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The Story Behind #74: Punctuality Demotivational Poster

There is nothing worse than being punished for your strong work ethic and good deeds but, sadly, that is the way it goes sometimes. Often the only reward you get for kicking butt at your job is...more work. That is because so many companies like to load more work onto the backs of those who have proven their abilities. β€œYou did a good job with this project,” they say. β€œGreat, here are ten more we need completed by next week.” No thank you, no pat on the back, no raise. Just a heavier workload.

But that doesn’t mean you should stop working hard and doing your best. Not at all, you should always remain proud of the hard work you do. Just understand that certain admirable traits, such as showing up on time and getting stuff done before deadline, can be seen as a beacon to your employers and they may look at you as the new camel who needs a million straws on its back.


The Story Behind taleas Demotivational Posters

Early in my career, when I was employed by a very large telecom company, I worked in a cavernous 80,000 square foot office with purple cubicle walls, purple pillars and rows and rows of fluorescent lights. Dozens of stereotypical office motivational posters were tacked to the office walls encouraging us to "achieve our goals", "strive for success" and "persevere at all costs". These inspired me to write a few demotivational posters of my own and add them to the taleas comic collection. Several of these posters can even be found decorating the office walls in a few startups around the Austin area.

Traditional motivational posters use a white frames, black background with a centered inspirational image and, mockingly, demotivational posters use the same light on black format with either an ironic image and sarcastic caption or an inspirational image with a sarcastic caption. In keeping with my whimsical and cartoony style I have decided to draw my demotivational posters in my own style. While it's a very stark departure from the expected format I feel like it presents the dark and sarcastic tones in a more lighthearted manner.


A big part of taleas’ stuff is hand made, hand printed, hand stitched, hand sewn, hand glued or some combination of the above in Austin, Texas. I have a strong passion for solid business ethics, scalability, sustainability, and repeatability, and all of these drive the quality of products that I offer.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much does shipping cost?

Free for U.S. domestic orders over $50. Typically $2 - $7 for smaller domestic orders. You can check out our shipping policies here.

Is there a return policy?

Absolutely! 30 days for undamaged paper goods and unworn/unwashed clothing. If the product arrives defective please email us at hello@taleas.com or give us a call at 1-833-580-0600 so we can get your issue resolved.

Where will my order ship from?

All orders are made in and shipped from Austin, Texas - yee haw!

What if I have more questions?

Message me at hello@taleas.com. I design every piece of merch that I sell and am happy to answer any questions that you have.