Austin, Texas-based Despair's product line is built around its pioneering work in the field of "Demotivation." Like the "LEADERS" poster of a soaring eagle, captioned, "Leaders are like eagles. We don't have either of them here." And the "MOTIVATION" poster, with a shot of a sun-dappled shore and the caption, "If a pretty poster and a cute saying are all that it takes to motivate you, you probably have a very easy job. The kind robots will be doing soon."
The company's long-running schtick -- "Increasing success by lowering expectations" -- is an old joke, and a thin joke, but it's a good joke. Browse the newly expanded catalog online at despair.com.