Gee Whillickers!

Entertaining or edifying stories and musings on the marketing, branding, design, technology and pretty much anything else we can fit in.

The Poster Children of Poor Photoshop

Posted June 14, 2017, under Gee Whillickers!

We’ve talked about movie posters before. It’s almost become a summer tradition for the Lunch Meat. We just think they …

Smoking Gun

Posted January 4, 2017, under Gee Whillickers!

A very common New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking. This reminded us that a few years ago we did …

Christmas Missives

Posted November 9, 2016, under Gee Whillickers!

The end of year holiday season is always chock-full of traditional activities, such as throwing parties, singing on neighborhood doorsteps, …

Chasing the Bucket

Posted June 14, 2016, under Gee Whillickers!

Most people, when they think of marketing, usually think in terms of actual advertising – TV spots, billboards, magazine ads, …

Critical Thinking

Posted April 28, 2016, under Gee Whillickers!

Most people don’t enjoy being criticized, despite the fact that being called out and corrected is an important factor in …

Glimpses of the Future

Posted March 31, 2016, under Gee Whillickers!

The powerhouse festival/conference series that is South by Southwest recently concluded, and the news coming out of Austin has been …

Wary About Charity

Posted November 15, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

Whether because of the looming spirit of goodwill to all, or the less abstract concept of year-end tax breaks, it’s …

Lighter Disasters

Posted October 21, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

So, the last few Lunch Meats have actually been pretty grim, despite our being able to wring a few jokes …

Retrospectives: Burma-Shave

Posted September 9, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

From banner ads to literal banners at sporting events, TV spots to product placement in movies, and so much more …

A Look Back: The Google Logo

Posted September 2, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

Google is famous for having fun with its logo: Their “Google Doodles” are the source of much Internet joy. But …

Client Spotlight: OriginClear

Posted August 5, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

We’ve helped out a lot of companies over the decades of Rigney Graphics’ existence. While obviously our contributions are just …

A Book by Its Cover

Posted July 1, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

Books are easier to publish than ever. On-demand printing, the rise of the e-reader and tablet, and basic word processing …

Life’s a Beach

Posted June 10, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

Last week’s Lunch Meat was the result of us stumbling over an offensive ad campaign while researching an entirely different …

Get Ready for Summer

Posted June 3, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

Summer’s almost here, and we all know that the best way to beat the heat is to converge en masse …

Typing Out Loud

Posted May 20, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

The goal of good typography is usually to not be noticed — except where headlines are concerned. On packaging, headlines …

When the Message Is the Medium

Posted May 13, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

Last week we talked about the care and precision that goes into even such prosaic marketing materials as cereal boxes. …

We Actually Did Get Fooled Twice

Posted April 22, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

Last year we didn’t realize that April afforded us more than the usual number of Wednesdays, until the deadline loomed …

Acting the Fool

Posted April 15, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

Talking about sleazy businesses and scams can be kind of a downer, so we decided it was time for comic …

Fool Me Once

Posted April 1, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

“Search Engine Optimization” (SEO) is a constantly changing part of Internet services. There was a time when the best possible …

February Is Heart Attack Month*

Posted February 18, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

All right, we’ve probably all survived Valentine’s Day! Now let’s see if we can make it through the rest of …

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