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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 …

Lunch Meat Fun Pack: Packaging

Posted May 27, 2015, under Lunch Meat Fun Pack

We’re so used to grocery-store bombast, it’s easy to forget how much work, research, craft, and artistry go into the …

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. …

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 — …

Lunch Meat Fun Pack: April Fools

Posted April 29, 2015, under Lunch Meat Fun Pack

This month we covered some ways that unsavory folks might try to play you for a fool and part you …

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 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 …

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 …

Words to Lunch Meat Fun Pack By

Posted March 25, 2015, under Lunch Meat Fun Pack

This month we started to make up for the lack of Vocabularama posts over the years. We let you in …

Words to Read By

Posted March 18, 2015, under Vocabularama

Typography is a field that has a surprising amount of odd terminology. PS: If you like knowing the names of …

Words to Internet By

Posted March 11, 2015, under Vocabularama

With the rabbit-like proliferation of smartphones and tablets, the day of the desktop computer is waning — and nowhere more …

Words to Design By

Posted March 4, 2015, under Vocabularama

As you may have noticed, the Lunch Meat has departments — you can see them at right. Clicking on those …

Lunch Meat Fun Pack: February’s Other Days

Posted February 25, 2015, under Lunch Meat Fun Pack

We were having so much fun mocking the special days of February, we forgot that the last week is our …

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 …

More February Fun

Posted February 11, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

All right, now we are in Week Two of February, and the Valentine’s advertising is heating up. Hearts, cherubs, stuffed …

February’s Other Special Days

Posted February 4, 2015, under Gee Whillickers!

Congratulations to us all for making it through the first month of 2015! And now it’s February. So that’s happening. …

Lunch Meat Fun Pack: Photography

Posted January 28, 2015, under Lunch Meat Fun Pack

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