Despair Daily: April Fools at Despair, Inc.


Daily Deal for Tuesday, April 1: Before there was The Office, there was Despair Inc.. Since discovering the website several years ago, I can never look at motivational "art" quite the same way. The company parodies the genre with a full range of products, from t-shirts to posters, with stirring captions such as:

Despair: It's always darkest just before it goes pitch black.


Failure: When your best just isn't good enough.

The designs so closely mimic the irony-free version (such as those offered by the likes of Successories--seriously--not a parody), it could take weeks before the boss notices that the caption beneath the pretentiously typeset word, "TRADITION" reads, "Just because you've always done it that way doesn't mean it's not incredibly stupid."

There's never been a better time to find out: Despair Inc. is having an April Fool's special, today only, with site-wide markdowns, and bonus gifts with purchases of $35 and more. To access today, enter the user name "april" with the password "fools." All orders placed today will not ship until April 11.