Burning Man

Burning Man Calendar

The 2011-2012 Burning Man Calendar had a vertical orientation and a spiral (wire-o) binding

The 2011-2012 Burning Man Calendar was produced using a new layout and style. This version was vertically oriented, with a wire-o binding down the side like a book. When the calendar was opened, it became a full square layout with photos along the top and bottom of each spread. Instead of a monthly view, each spread contained two weeks of calendar grid so it was a bit like a week planner, but there were holes punched in the corners of the calendar so that the whole thing could be hung on the wall like a wall calendar, so it was a hybrid of both styles. Users could choose which format they wanted to use.

Fiery spread for the month of August in the 2011-2012 Burning Man Calendar

Over 100 images were included that demonstrated the diversity and impact of Burning Man culture, such as official events produced by regional groups, artwork in the virtual BURN2 platform, civic art projects in San Francisco made possible by the Black Rock Arts Foundation, installations at the Decompression street fair, solar arrays installed by Black Rock Solar along route 447, Nevada's "Solar Highway", Burning Man art installations in front of the Nevada Museum of Art, and much more.

Deep and heartfelt gratitude to all the photographers, artists, camps, mutant vehicle owners, regional contacts, performers, artifact creators and other contributors to the project, each of whom gave permission for their work to be included and was thoroughly credited in the project and sent copies of the final product.

All but the first edition of the Burning Man Calendars were produced in partnership with designer Arin Fishkin. You can learn more about the nuances and full history of this project in this post on the Burning Man journal.