Burning Man

Burning Man Calendar

An entire Burning Man Calendar was created to celebrate Burning Man's 10 Principles with the version that was produced in 2017. The first month of the calendar introduced the 10 Principles, then each one was featured: Radical Inclusion, Gifting, Decommodification, Radical Self Reliance, Communal Effort, Civic Responsibility, Leaving No Trace, and Immediacy. And since there are 12 months in the year, what did we do for the last spread? Featured a glorious photo of fire, of course!

Radical Self-Expression and the rest of the 10 Principles were featured in this edition of the Burning Man Calendar

The design of the 2017-2018 calendar was inspired by the circular shape of Black Rock City. The 2:00-10:00 clock face shape had been used to lay out the streets, with art in the center and beyond, since 1999. It was within the arms of this city layout that the culture of Burning Man emerged, came to life, and eventually expanded beyond the desert to the far corners of the world, so it was fitting that the calendar honoring the 10 Principles also honored Black Rock City.

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.