Complex (Like a Lion) Simple (Like a Lamb)

KISS—“Keep it simple, stupid.” Not my forte. I like things that have complexity and interest to them, and you may already know that one of my mottos (and I say “my” because successive Knock Knock writers and editors are delightfully more terse than I am) is “Why use fewer words when you could use more?” Even if you don’t know …

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Meet Your Fellow FOKKer, Jessica! It’s Our “Friendly Fridays” Feature!

Lovely Jessica planning out her next meal. Also, Jessica, can we borrow your pen sometime?

We’re number one fans of our fans. (We’re sure you know how much you contribute to our existence.) So we want to thank you all with a column dedicated to you: “Friendly Fridays”! Once a month, we will be featuring a certain friend and their Knock Knock stuff-related stories. Even though she’s currently getting over the flu (what a trooper, …

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Vernachronisms It’s Our “Speaking of Design” Feature!

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There is a type of design treatment that I’ve seen a lot of this last decade that has a strong appeal for me. They tend to be somewhat minimalist, typographically-driven, unadorned, nostalgic, and have a bunch of other ineffable qualities. In trying to label this type of work, I developed the portmanteau that gets to the heart of heart of …

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What In The Hell Should You Get Your Relatives? Great (Holiday) Gifts of the Week

Found this cheesy stock photo (sounds redundant) in our archive. Or wait—is that your Uncle Bernie?

Take a moment and sniff the air for a second (however, if there’s a dumpster nearby, hold off). Do you smell that? It seems the crisp autumn air has been inevitably laced with the scent of fake snow-frosted windows, ready-to-bake reindeer sugar cookies, and mild pit perspiration from the guy next to you, because, like you, he’s suddenly realized the …

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Kate Sullivan, Assistant Editor! It’s Our “In It for the Money” Feature!

For our weekly “In It for the Money” feature, we’ll be introducing you to the kick-ass Knock Knockers who make everything go, from creative to sales to logistics to . . . everything! Note—everybody answers the first five questions. After that, they have about fifteen wild-card questions from which to choose. 1. Name and title? Kate Sullivan, assistant editor. 2. Originally …

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