Typography?

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I just don't understand yesterday's rankings (11/22/13). Kris Pate is apparently a "Best Photographer of the Year." His three submissions looks like a 8 year old created in an old paint program, seriously wtf.

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those are actually what was added yesterday- and not what the weekly ranking is.
Here is the line up for the week:
http://www.pixoto.com/images-illustra...

Chances are he's not serious with that submission. But if he is- its up to the voters to judge if they like it or not. Personally- I don't understand why people don't submit their whole alphabets- an image with ABC on it is useless as stock.
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I said "yesterday's ranking not the week's.

"Chances are he's not serious..." that's what scares and disturbs me. A lot of people did vote for them. I used to work in a type house before personal computers and desk-top publishing. That shit makes me cringe.

It's not a ABC or alphabet challenge. It's t y p o g r a p h y.
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I also don't get it, how people are voting for so poor processed images, like this one, and it is not the only one, half of alphabets images are poor with bad processed background, lines, mask, etc ... (I guess I'm not intelligent enough to understand it) ... :D

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Shouldn't this image be in Digital art as it contains a photo(s) in it?
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It's is digital art, but it's main focus is the letter R. So it's ok. Everything in the Typography challenge is digital art.
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Typography is fairly boring right now with all the alphabet shots.....
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It's way beyond boring...
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It is boring and not even usefull :) and most of those images are poorlly made with bad processing ...
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Urosh Grabner

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And are uncreative copies (bad ones) from images on Shutterstock ...
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mine are not images from shutterstock-
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No, yours are far worse Janna, on Shutterstock are nice ... yours are copies from the 90's ... wouldn't be accepted on Shutterstock or any pro stock page ... :)
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Gawd... it's so bad I have to bail.
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we are onto fruit alphabet now instead of flowers....its getting done to death...
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The big interest for these types of alphabets are digital scrapbookers, but I don't think many of them are here at Pixoto. Plus, you can usually find this stuff for free online so there likely aren't many who would pay for them.

The ones I have seen on this site are also, style-wise, very outdated, which certainly doesn't help Pixoto's image at all. I have similar sets of alphabets and have had them for at least ten years -- and the ones I have are in the proper format and very high-res.
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Yes, you are right, I found free modern looking alphabets very easily on google....
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Good Grief people! You didn't even invite me to my own bashing party! Are we having fun trashing me? You know I'm not a professional photographer right? I'm self taught -trying to figure out how to even use the camera I got last Christmas! I don't recall ever claiming my work to be great. This is a public contest that asks to enter your best work. If you dislike my images- you can choose not to look at them.

Do you think I care if what I'm making is in or out of style? Is a type that's available elsewhere for free? I'm just having fun making letters out of random things because it's FUN. Crappy masking job? your right! I didn't even notice I'd entered the unfinished version of the letter R- Replacing it now! Please feel free to point out any others and I'll fix them right up as well.

Bashing me for being creative? Really? lol :) I'm making my ideas up off the top of my head- I've never looked at what other people on the internet have done. I'm just creating ideas that I believe will succeed at making me #1 in typography. If my ideas were really crap- they wouldn't do so well.

For the last time Urosh- ALL the flowers, fruit, fish etc were photographed by me. I never have and never will used pictures harvested off the internet!

As for level of work not meeting everyone's standards- sounds like a challenge- Terry, Urosh, Carl.... lets see you do better! Show me how typography should be done. I'm willing to learn.

Terri- since when was submitting 2 letters "doing it to death?"

Surprisingly - this put me in a great mood! This whole thread cracks me up! Funny how pissed off you all are over something so insignificant.

Have a happy thanksgiving!
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I don't copy others like you ... and they are all crappy done, not just R, anybody who has eyes can see that, or at least has average IQ (don't need testing for that) ... yes, I know you did those photos, they are not even average done, would be stupid to steal that kind of bad images ... your "intelligence" should understand that ... nr. 1 in typography? (it is typography, not alphabetical category) ... you should really do some more testings in a small room ... lol :P

I don't care if you submit 1000 more letters ... just get to the ground (your so called ideas are average, and copies from anothers, bad copies), they are not even close to be good, and not even useful ... you are just lucky that not many profesionals are interesting in submitting on Pixoto, because of the bad sales strategy ... you are obviously too blond intelligent with your over 250 IQ (:P) bragging yourself ... and why were you blocked commenting? We all know why ... :)
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Urosh- I checked out your Facebook profile. Your a great photographer! I love your baby duck pictures and your mushrooms. You come across as a professional man- taking the time to thank people who complement your work. (I like the profile picture with you smiling) So why act like an asshole to someone you don't even know? Is this seriously how you treat people? You went out of your way to try rip me apart. Get to the ground? As in you want to squash me down? Your acting like you can't handle someone being better then you. Triggers the need to try make me look as below you as possible. Your a grown man- you know trashing me doesn't make you better than me. All it does is make you look like a jerk. Aren't you better than that?

My IQ doesn't make you less of a great photographer does it? of course not. Be satisfied knowing I'll never be as good at photography as you are. I'm not even trying ;)
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You are a joke, like it is your IQ (grow up) ... you even don't understand my previous comments. Like you don't understand any of others ... you started to make joke of your self ... :)

If you were on my FB profile, you could also find out that I'm a designer and know a lot about stock photography, typography (which is not alphabetic), etc ... and you should really look out what it mean ... you are trashing your self ... and who were arrogance with comments? You were banned because of that!!! Now you are sad, because you are getting the same medicine (for right reasons) ... criticize others, when your work is far worst Janna ... like Terry said: "and i'd rather be different than to post just to get first place in a category that's not been very popular" ... that doesn't make you good it makes you worst! And bragging how "your" work is popular ... it is not ;)
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Actually I understand perfectly. You got me mixed up with someone else. I didn't get band for criticizing peoples work in the comments- I wrote "duplicate" and "wrong category". I've never been arrogant. I never said my photography is popular- nor would I. It's not the kind of person I am. In fact I despise people who act like there "all that".
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Yea right ...
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I didn't criticise the quality of your work, but seeing the alphabet every day done in the same way, yes you use different flowers and fruit, but its the same style to me is boring.
To me the whole illustration category is now boring.
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Terry- I feel the same way about the food category! I think I'll vomit if I see yet another image of lemons, limes and bell peppers dropping into water. There was no point in even competing in that category anymore. I know my work is far from perfect. I'm still learning! Never meant to be boring- it was just nice to be able to achieve 1st place in any category so I went with it. I knew entering the whole alphabet was a bad idea and requested a method to enter the bulk of it outside the contest platform. They never responded. I only made the second alphabet because Jason made it sound like something they wanted. He encouraged entering the whole alphabet.
Honestly- I'm bored with it as well!

To anyone else- yes. I know exactly what typography means now and what it used to mean. As a kid- I'd help my dad type set all the little letter blocks for printing a local news paper on his antique printing press.
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yes the food category has been boring for some time, and now illustration is very boring as well.....everything is just the same.....and i'd rather be different than to post just to get first place in a category that's not been very popular.
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It's the only category I could get first place in! -but your right- getting first place by repeating the concept makes me no different than the guys dropping a different produce item in water.
My creative efforts were focused on finishing a stone memorial mural for a man who's wife just died. 8' tall tropical bamboo rain forest made out of dimensionally carved stone- inlaid into travertine. (This shows just part of it)

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looks good
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Janna stick with the stone work! I've been to your web site your stuff is very nice!,
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Thank you Martin.

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