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Deceptive Typography
As designers, many of us look at packaging with a trained and criticizing eye. We'll often focus on the problems we see with the front of the package as well as the construction of it, talking about the poor design or ridiculous colors, not to mention how overpackaged it is or how dumb the wording is.

But rarely do we flip the package over and scrutinize the backside. Namely, the ingredients label.

Most people don't realize this, but ingredients labeling is intentionally designed to make it difficult for you to read what's inside the food you're eating. We tend to not think about this stuff, but sadly it's true.

Take a look at Fake Label 1
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Who's to blame?
Ok I have been hearing complaints of how people think DA is turning itself into another form of myspace or facebook.
I do think this argument does have some merit to it. However, I would like to bring about the other variable in this: The people on Deviantart.
The people I am about to describe have become my new pet peeve...I realized this today, while trying to look for some art. The photography section is what did it.
Go browse through any category, any at all. I bet that you will find some of the worst things you have ever seen being called "art". You know it. Especially in the photography category, people and portraits...yeah have fun with that mess.
Yes art and beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but come on..there is a line and you very well know the difference. So do the people posting it. These people are what I am ranting about...
In this internet day and age it seems everyone who can hold a pencil is an artist, anyone who can manipulate a photo-no matter how poorly- is an d
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Microsoft in Flickr photo rights shocker
Since everyone around here is so interested in the copyrighting/displaying rights of their work and it has caused a bit of debate with people I know, I thought I would share this news article here.
- Ken
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So yeah, an update of sorts ...

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 10, 2013, 11:02 PM
  • Listening to: Blues
  • Reading: White Night (almost done)
  • Watching: Streaming Netflix while multitasking
  • Eating: Pho
  • Drinking: quite a bit of coffee
If you can't run, you crawl. If you can't crawl ... if you can't do that ... find someone to carry you.
- Firefly, The Message

Work. Work. Work. Seems that is my main focus nowadays. Guess that's what I get for being the boss.
I have a lot of ideas for this little outlet of mine, but little time for execution anymore. Did post a couple of items lately, to decidedly little fanfare.
Juggling as much as I can as of late, but motivation needs a swift kick in the pants. Working on that.
Need to spend more time creating content instead of consuming it, but I feel like if I step back from the social networking I'm somehow neglecting things. Sad really.

It'd be great to hear some feedback on what I've posted so far this year. Seems like this part of DA has dropped off in recent times. I guess it is what it is.

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Ken Nielsen
Artist | Professional | Photography
United States
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Current Residence: Denver Metro Area, Colorado, USA
I have a wacky sense of humor and not everyone gets me. Far as I am concerned, it's their loss.


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FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Happy birthday!
bfoflcommish Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you sir, il do my best pay it forward with them as well!
FixMeKnow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
Happy birthday!
dssken Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! A million thank yous actually.
If you weren't already my favorite person on DA, then you are now (being you are the only person to wish me a Happy Birthday).

Have a stunning week ahead, please. :D
- Ken
WTek79 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi ! thanks for faving Urban Waterfall :wave:
dssken Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
My pleasure! It's a great capture.
bfoflcommish Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You Sir! Im going to St Louis next week so i am hoping to get my hands on a couple more cool props we need to shoot for what you had mentioned in FB. Also when I get back need to ge together still have xmas presents haha
dssken Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
For sure man. I expect to see some good shots from STL too.
LitanieFuchsin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Thanks for the :+fav: :kiss:
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