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Alphabets according to the Moon Nazis, part 3
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Closing Note

Thanks a lot for everyone for participating on the task; unfortunately, we didn't get every letter through the task, and although we did get most, we were unable to use the exact submissions in the film. We did use the stylistic ideas, but had to unify them and have an artist re-draw them to be able to get what we needed in right schedule. So the task didn't go to waste, but wasn't possible to use it in the current form.

Thanks a lot for everyone participating.

So, we have alphabets for the small children in school, hanging above a blackboard. Nazified alphabets, that is. Here's the list - next, we need good and clear ideas for the pictures.

Some actually already started to do those plans in earlier task - here's one good example:

We need the ideas in a very clear form - and unfortunately, only

a) text descrpitions


b) your own, hand-made sketches or drawings

no photoshopping or links from the Internet, since we need to do original art for the film.

And remember, we need to be naivistic - like in school pictures. Clear, very simple, applicable to the children - like in the example attached here.

Again, here's the list and some suggestions for the pictures:

A – Adolf (Picture: Adolf Hitler)
B – Blitzkrieg (Picture: Stukas attacking)
C – Chemie
D – Dolch (Picture: SS Dagger)
E – Erde (Picture: Earth)
F – Führer (Picture: Führer Wolfgang Höss (played by Udo Kier))
G – Götterdämmerung (Picture: A big spaceship)
H – Hakenkreuz (Picture: Swastika)
I – Ideologie (Picture: Mein Kampf)
J – Jude (Picture: One of those 40's Nazi-drawn caricature Jews)
K – Kraut (Picture: cabbage)
L – Luger (Picture: Luger)
M – Mond (Picture: Moon)
N – Nationalsozialismus (Picture: ???)
O – Obersalzberg (Picture: Idyllic mountain landscape)
P – Panzer (Picture: Tank)
Q – Quartier (Picture: Spartan Nazi quarters)
R – Reich (Picture: ???)
S – Schutzstaffel (Picture: SS logo)
T – Totenkopf (Picture: SS Totenkopf -skull emblem)
U – U-Boot (Picture: Submarine)
V – Volk (Picture: People sieg hailing)
W – Wehrmacht (Picture: Moon Nazi soldiers marching)
X – X-Strahlen
Y – Yankee (Picture: An astronaut with an American flag in the background)
Z – Zündapp (Picture: Sidewagon motorcycle)
Ä – Äthanol (PIcture of a Koskenkorva bottle)
Ö – Öl (Picture: Oil)
Ü - Übermensch (Picture: Muscular blonde man, ideal Aryan übermensch)

I know this is a much trickier one -

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Karsten Hinselmann May 11, 2010 12:53 2 Thumb-ups

X - American?

X - X-rays...
No German pupil calls them x-rays but after the scientist they are named: Röntgenstrahlen. I know that Röntgen himself called them X-Strahlen but it was later renamed into Röntgenstrahlen.

And then I have to agree with Heikki.

Seppo Hiltunen

In Finland they are called also "röntgen-säde". The influence of german language in science was strong in Europe in the beginning of last century.

May 15, 2010 11:54 1 Thumb-up
David Jansson

Karsten, in sweden they are called Röntgen-strålar. So here as well.

May 15, 2010 11:46 1 Thumb-up
Karsten Hinselmann

Thanks Kris found the button.

No Carl if I am not mistaken they'd never had to. Röntgen discovered X-Rays (Röntgen's name for them) in 1895 and after that X-Rays where renamed into Röntgenstrahlen in Germany. In the French, English and other language areas they still were/are called X-Rays.

May 14, 2010 08:30 1 Thumb-up
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Tamás Dormán May 14, 2010 13:11 4 Thumb-ups

I'd like to try aswell...

I'm working on some consistent graphic content regarding this. Planning on uploading the whole set tonight or tomorrow.

Tamás Dormán

Some minor hickups... I have to pull two allnighters on the weekend, so there might be a little delay... And there's a problem with the font I chose... The characters are authentic, but not always easy to read. I'm trying to match them up with a similar but more readable font, for the problematic letters.

May 15, 2010 10:37 1 Thumb-up
Angela R.

Aa Bb Cc... indeed, now I remember that being done! Another brilliant, brilliant idea.

Hmm, really hope some bits of my early designs are going to make it to the edited version... :P

May 15, 2010 07:09 1 Thumb-up
Tamás Dormán

I use some ideas mentioned here previously. But added something to the design. I had an ABC book back then, and according to their layout, added both capital and lower case version of each letter in the background for each pic.

May 14, 2010 18:06 1 Thumb-up
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Kristian Vikernes May 14, 2010 12:43 2 Thumb-ups

X - Xenophobie

My proposal for the letter X: Xenophobie - simply the german equivalent of Xenophobia, indicating hatred of foreigners - quite fitting, isn't it?


Yeah, I think they would see themselves as enlightened. Xenophobes never admit what they are, or they wouldn't be xenophobes... ;)

May 14, 2010 12:53 1 Thumb-up
Angela R.

I am not quite convinced about that... as I do not think the Germans would call themselves Xenophobic! They're simply rightly seeking the annihilation of all inferior life-forms... or at least that's what *they* think! ;)

May 14, 2010 12:46 1 Thumb-up
Heikki Härkönen May 10, 2010 20:39 2 Thumb-ups

Too abstract for kids

Not trying to be a spoilsport but most of those examples are too abstract for kids.

Moon, they are lving on it so they have never seen it.
Earth, its darkside so never seen either, but ill give it a pass as tnazi will probably have made a observation station to poles where kids might take schooltrips.

So B F I J M N R U V Y at least are too abstract or unknown to kids.'A' would work as there probably would be adolf pictres in homes.

You should think of everyday items that kids on moon should be familiar with, not go with ideology witch makes this alphabet table unbelievable.

So german eguivelents for spacesuit, airlock, co2 scrubber, emergency hole patch, rocket, vacuum. And don't use only spaceitems. Add a few simple items that are used on earth and space like spoon fork chair table bed and so on. They might be oddlooking space beds etc but still everyday items. That way it would be more believable scenario.

If you go with overly nazi symbols and space only items the whole thing looks too scripted and artificial.


"Moon, they are lving on it so they have never seen it. "

I knew what the Earth was when I was 7...

May 11, 2010 14:48 1 Thumb-up
Jack Malinowski

Most 7 year olds spend a good deal of time watching things blow up on the television. They never get over it. Their spelling suffers.


May 11, 2010 07:44 0 Thumb-ups
Sami Laulajainen

Besides the idea is to prepare the future master race to rule the earth. They have to have basic understanding of the earth if the want to rule it.

May 11, 2010 05:11 1 Thumb-up
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Seppo Hiltunen April 12, 2010 08:01 2 Thumb-ups

F wie Führer

My contribution, raw drawing according to a photo of Udo Kier. Angela please add the nice font of yours if this will do as the picture ;)

Carl Voluntaryist

Not that your drawing is bad, but there's got to be a better reference picture!
Can somebody please post one? One where he looks ernestly, angry, or dignified.

May 11, 2010 02:01 1 Thumb-up

Deter, is that you?

April 15, 2010 02:48 1 Thumb-up
Mizdimma DeSade May 07, 2010 16:20 1 Thumb-up


If what I remember is correct, Nicola Tesla basically invented them, little drawings which became a sensation on the net. This language can be seen as the alphabet in the classroom, but also used as a code language to those on Earth unbeknownsome. The simple emoticons in the classroom a precursor or intellectual way to introduce the written Moon Base language which is a bit more dark and sinister.

No comments.

Juho Savela May 05, 2010 12:24 4 Thumb-ups

T wie Totenkopf

I used insignia of the 3rd SS Panzer Division. Insignia was originally taken from wikipedia and is in the public domain.


No comments.

Juho Savela May 05, 2010 12:18 3 Thumb-ups

S wie Schutzstaffel

Very Simple SS logo.


No comments.

Juho Savela May 05, 2010 12:17 3 Thumb-ups

R wie Reich

I took some liberties what to include and what to exclude on the map.


No comments.

Juho Savela April 28, 2010 12:13 4 Thumb-ups

N wie Nationalsozialismus

Proto for N wie Nationalsozialismus. If this is workable idea, I'll refine it futher.

Edit: Added second version.

Juho Savela

Structure in background is suppose to look like Zeppelinfeld. Zeppelinfeld was part of Nazi party rally grounds in in the southeast of Nuremberg. Only the main tribune is still standing.

May 05, 2010 11:01 0 Thumb-ups

Nazism covers a lot so it aught to be tough but it's worthwhile if it can be done.

May 03, 2010 01:05 1 Thumb-up

Looks like a workable image...?

May 02, 2010 16:12 1 Thumb-up