Gosh, That’s Handy!

A look behind the curtain of graphic design, here are some tips and tricks and tools and techniques and other useful words that begin with “t.”

The More Things Change

Posted May 25, 2016, under Gosh, That's Handy!

Summer’s here, and in a year that’s already the hottest on record worldwide, it’s a beast.

Twitter Terror

Posted October 7, 2015, under Gosh, That's Handy!

If you ever wondered what telepathy would be like in real life, Twitter might be your answer. Designed to be …

A Quick Self-Publishing Primer

Posted July 15, 2015, under Gosh, That's Handy!

In this month’s first Lunch Meat, we talked about ebooks and self-publishing, as a lead-in to talking about book covers. …

Behind the Scenes

Posted May 6, 2015, under Gosh, That's Handy!

While companies will often trumpet “new and improved” product and packaging designs, or their rebranding complete with eco-friendly logo — …

Fool Me Twice

Posted April 8, 2015, under Gosh, That's Handy!

We really enjoyed the TNT show Leverage (2008-2012), which featured a team of reformed (-ish) criminals who used their various …

Bringing the Goods

Posted January 21, 2015, under Gosh, That's Handy!

This month’s theme has been photography, and it could easily have been subtitled: “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” …

Fall Colors

Posted November 6, 2013, under Gosh, That's Handy!

The best thing about autumn (besides the extra hour of sleep when the Daylight Savings switch happens) is the way …

Spy Gun

Posted July 15, 2009, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy

Most Americans know the Energizer Bunny. How could they not? It’s a campaign that keeps going and going. But, maybe not many in this country know or remember where the fluffy, animated toy mascot originated.

Glasses

Posted February 15, 2009, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Legacy

A design or layout should invite the viewer/reader in. However, it is not a valid application of this principle to make people press magazines against their noses or dent their ribs on their keyboards, squinting.

Origami

Posted August 15, 2006, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Legacy, Vocabularama

Gosh, That’s Handy! Folding Webpages Though a hot new web term, the phrase “above the fold” originally hails from the …

Snake Oil

Posted March 15, 2006, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! Take two of these and call me if you’re still alive in the morning… For a very long …

Photography

Posted December 15, 2005, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! Seeing is believing… or is it? In today’s world, there aren’t a lot of things that get published …

Writing

Posted October 15, 2005, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Legacy

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Teeth

Posted September 15, 2005, under Ad Absurdum, Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy

Gosh, That’s Handy! Advanced Whitening Formula Sometimes a smile lights up a room. And sometimes an improperly lit room makes …

Movie Premiere

Posted March 15, 2005, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Inspired Ideas, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! Indecent Premiere In 1940, New York City saw one of the most interesting film premieres ever: for Pinocchio. …

Gasmask

Posted November 15, 2004, under Ad Absurdum, Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! To Smell or Not to Smell? In the early 1900s, ad men were really aiming their guns at …

Baseball

Posted July 15, 2004, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! Just Design It The NIKE® swoosh is one of the most recognizable corporate logos in the world, but …

Forbidden Fruit

Posted June 15, 2004, under Ad Absurdum, Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Legacy

Gee Whillickers! Lifting the Fig Leaf of the Starbucks Logo Some people have had heavily caffeinated thoughts about just what …

Meatburger

Posted May 15, 2004, under Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Legacy, Spokescritters

Spokescritters! Jack As a spokescritter, Jack began as an ornament on the fast food chain’s drive-thru speaker box until, in …

Hood Ornament

Posted April 15, 2004, under Ad Absurdum, Gee Whillickers!, Gosh, That's Handy!, Legacy, Spokescritters

Gee Whillickers! A Play, a Monkey and a Backseat Driver David Merrick was arguably the greatest and most prolific American …

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