Burner Alphabet

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Burner Alphabet

Postby Smenkare » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:21 pm

Art is a form of expression, what about expression as a form of art?
I am looking to connect with long time/short time burners who would be interested in contributing:

burner specific words and ideas
small and simplistic artistic renderings of burner ideas and ideals.

How would one express things like:
Death o'clock
Dark Tard
Birgin
Sparkle Ponies


For the purpose of a producing a burner ideographic alphabet.
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Re: Burner Alphabet

Postby graidawg » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:39 pm

with a burner lexicon is my opinion
completely unconcerned.
"Savannah" I like it . . . it makes us sound forward-thinking, and not at all like trailblazing, professional-level procrastinors.
the rest of us are in the School of Fukkit. "Eric"
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Re: Burner Alphabet

Postby Savannah » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:46 pm

Kit O'Connell writes "A Burner Lexicon":
http://kitoconnell.com/writing/lexicon/

I suppose you might be able to start your own separate, different thing, provided it did not violate Burning Man's copyright, or Kit O'Connell's.
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Re: Burner Alphabet

Postby Smenkare » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:21 am

Thank you for posting that lexicon. There are a few in there I am not at all familiar with, so even if I don't make it to the playa this year, maybe my alphabet will. Ok, maybe it will be more like a wingdings style ideographic font...but I love pictographic representations of language.

Maybe burner alphabet was the wrong word choice. Its more like hieroglyphics with the things we see at the burn, like temples, art cars, bacon, naked ppl, semi naked people, blinkies, mountains, the man, bacon, dreadlox, pancakes, big fucking arrows. But also symbolic representations of ideas, like "home" = )'(
Or "love" = <3
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