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Bacon Bits

Posted September 3, 2014, under Gee Whillickers!

Bacon has been in the news lately, what with the story of a small-town Vermont restaurant taking down their bacon-themed …

Slippery Claims

Posted August 20, 2014, under Ad Absurdum

“Snake Oil” is a well-known idiom for pseudo-scientific “cure-all” concoctions (literal or figurative), hustled by shifty profiteers targeting the weak …

7 Weird Reasons Why What Happens Next Will Shock You

Posted August 13, 2014, under Vocabularama

Look, daily-content websites. We get it. You want people to click on your articles because advertisers pay for impressions, and …

Larger Than Life

Posted August 6, 2014, under Spokescritters

From embroidered accounts about real people like Davy Crockett, Daniel Boone, or Jim Bowie, to the size of that fish …

Sound Advice

Posted July 23, 2014, under Gosh, That's Handy!

Not long ago, we were asked by a client whether their website should have music on autoplay. Our answer was …

Get a Taste of This

Posted July 16, 2014, under Gee Whillickers!

Advertising that targets the sense of taste is tricky. The level of intrusion possible with other senses is not possible …

Reach Out and Touch Someone

Posted July 9, 2014, under Spokescritters

Advertising, by its very nature, is intrusive. Especially in the modern world, an ad really has to stand out to …

The Smell of Success?

Posted July 2, 2014, under Ad Absurdum

We are all too familiar with advertising that uses gimmicks to get our attention. Most of the time it’s limited …

The Men Behind the Meat

Posted June 18, 2014, under Gee Whillickers!

Now that we’ve covered the Lunch Meat itself, we thought it appropriate in our final introspective installment to tell you …

Why ‘Lunch Meat,’ Anyway?

Posted June 11, 2014, under Gee Whillickers!

While Rigney Graphics has been putting out an email newsletter for over a decade now, it wasn’t always called “Lunch …

Milestones

Posted June 4, 2014, under Gee Whillickers!

This month marks one year since we started delivering weekly Lunch Meats! To commemorate this milestone, we thought it apt …

Blowing Smoke

Posted May 21, 2014, under Spokescritters

We wanted to cover the advertising hijinks of the tobacco industry — a sector that dramatically influenced Western culture in order …

Weighty Matters

Posted May 14, 2014, under Ad Absurdum

Health is a touchy subject. There are some people who resent implications that their physical state is not just fine …

Mouthing Off

Posted May 7, 2014, under Ad Absurdum

We’ve talked before about ads for white teeth, but that article barely scraped the surface of the big business that …

The Joke’s On Us

Posted April 23, 2014, under Gee Whillickers!

We had a pretty good routine going on with these Lunch Meats. Crank one out every Wednesday of the month, …

Rabbits. Why Did It Have to Be Rabbits?

Posted April 16, 2014, under Spokescritters

Many major holidays have some form of spokescritter: Christmas has Santa Claus; St. Patrick’s Day makes with the leprechauns; Thanksgiving brings …

New Beginnings

Posted April 9, 2014, under Gee Whillickers!

Although, of course, calendars show our years beginning January 1st, it’s hard to appreciate the new year when everything seems …

Today Is a Special Day

Posted April 1, 2014, under Gee Whillickers!

The only thing the Internet likes better than cat pictures is a good joke. Or even a mediocre one. Really, …

Guiding by Design: Online

Posted March 19, 2014, under Gee Whillickers!

When it comes to guiding people using design elements alone, you pretty much can’t beat the Internet. After all, it …

Guiding by Design: Typography

Posted March 12, 2014, under Gosh, That's Handy!

In the last Lunch Meat, we discussed the efforts of architects and urban planners to guide and control actions through …

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