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The Pinnacle of Packaging by Themaze The Pinnacle of Packaging by Themaze
"So they put slave masters over them to oppress them with forced labor, and they built Pithom and Rameses as store cities for Pharaoh."

Exodus 1:11


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Given 2014-09-27
Themaze plays with symbolism in The Pinnacle of Packaging, which is accompanied by well chosen colours and interesting composition. ( Featured by STelari )
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional
I love this 
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Themaze Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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Vypor Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
As someone who works for Amazon.com, I can foresee them trying this.
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Themaze Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That must be some kind of packaging hell. I can only imagine it.
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Vypor Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
More like a greed hell. The bigger the company, the greedier they get.
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Themaze Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I guess ignorance is bliss in respect to big corporations. At least everything I ordered ever on Amazon arrived on time and form. And its still miles ahead in terms of price to anything here in my country.
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Vypor Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Yeah, Amazon is great if you're a customer.
But they treat their employees as if every single one is a masochistic kindergartener.
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Themaze Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry to hear that. Good luck I guess.
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :la:
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Themaze Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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AgonizingSwordfish Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :)
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NezuPanda Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice!
Panda Emoji-27 (Good night) [V2]
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AmaterSensei Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Cool! Akari Akazaki (Good Job) [V3] Yui Funami (Good Job) [V3] Chinatsu Yoshikawa (Good Job) [V3] 
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wolf-knight-1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
BBBBOOOOXXXX'EEEESSSS!!!!
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Themaze Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Lots of them! 
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wolf-knight-1 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Student Digital Artist
you just got to love box'es, 
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Cestarian Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just like Linux :dummy:
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Themaze Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The operative system? I´m not familiar with it.
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Cestarian Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, the operating system. To explain in short what packaging means in software terms, it's to wrap a program up into a single file (like a .zip or .exe) which can then be opened to install the program. It's a fancy term for creating installers.

Packaging is a bit of a problem for Linux because of the many different distributions (these are different out-of-the-box configurations, common ones are Debian (& Ubuntu), Fedora and SUSE), there's a term called "distro-fragmentation" and the biggest culprit for this is that different distributions come with different package managers that don't support the same package format.


Whereas on windows we just have .msi (micrsoft installer) and sometimes people just use .exe (windows executable). Not sure what apple uses, but if you download something from somewhere else than their appstore you install it via a .app format I presume (not technically a packaging format, just like exe isn't). The only discrepency for them is the .appx for the Microsoft store which is some terror microsoft created with Windows 8 OMG SHOCK. 

There's also android, they simply just use .apk (android package) smooth and clean. Oh it seems that iphones, solaris and playstation 3 share a package format, .pkg. Why couldn't just everyone use that :saddummy:

But on the various linux distributions, oh boy. We have .deb (debian package) ebuild (gentoo package), PISI (turkish government thing), .rpm and more, then finally there are some geniuses like the arch and slackware Linux guys who just use .tar.xz or .tar.gz. (These are just zip file format that's traditional on linux but not on windows. WinRAR can read it though, so all is good).

It's basically a rather big problem that most linux distributions use a different packaging format so the way you can install it on one linux distribution won't work on another essentially creating a packaging hell. For software developers this means they either have to support only one linux distribution and go with one packaging format (when this happens usually ends up being .deb for debian and ubuntu) or to support all the different packaging format, and for gentoo providing the source code so that it can be compiled (program code be read by the computer and formatted into a functional program, it's like that little button programmers press to turn text into programs) as part of the installation process.

This also means that sometimes the developers officially support one distribution but provide the source code so that others can package the program for other linux distributions which is how places like the Arch User Repository exist (users like programs and they package them for their linux distribution of choice.

Not sure if you understood a word of this :P but that's why this image made me think of linux.
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Themaze Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice explanation. I read it all the way. Thanks for posting it. I guess it could be another interpretation for the image. Thanks for commenting.
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josegoncalo Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great!
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Themaze Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Obrigado.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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Themaze Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank yo so much! :D
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
Congrats :clap:
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Themaze Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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NestieBot Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
cool
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Themaze Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014
:onfire: ... excellent!
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Themaze Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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TheLuciferPerson Featured By Owner May 8, 2014
I love the pun—"store cities" and packaging. Very funny drawing.
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Themaze Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! It was a comission where I had to work with a modern reinterpretation of that bible passage. Im pretty satisfied with the result.
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1TrollSniper1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Great concept. Love it.
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Themaze Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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