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 -
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.
I'm working on some consistent graphic content regarding this. Planning on uploading the whole set tonight or tomorrow.
My proposal for the letter X: Xenophobie - simply the german equivalent of Xenophobia, indicating hatred of foreigners - quite fitting, isn't it?
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.
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.
I used insignia of the 3rd SS Panzer Division. Insignia was originally taken from wikipedia and is in the public domain.
Very Simple SS logo.
I took some liberties what to include and what to exclude on the map.
Proto for N wie Nationalsozialismus. If this is workable idea, I'll refine it futher.
Edit: Added second version.