Best Bet: Carry On


Motivational art is inherently a cheesy genre, dominated by faux-inspiring clichés and Photoshopped imagery. These prints by Chicago-based graphic designer Orange Beautiful fly in the face of convention, screen-printed with phrases like “Get On With It Already,” “Do Something About It,” and — our personal favorite — “Get Your Sh*t Together,” in Skittle-colored hues. Lighten up your own bleak cubicle, gift one to a fellow (good-humored) recession victim, or hang it up at home. Each of the four designs also comes printed on the cover of a mini notebook ($8 apiece), a fitting place to jot down that elusive five-year plan.

Motivate prints by Orange Beautiful. Four for $40 or $12 each at or