Abraxas Dragon Art Car

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If you breathe life and energy into your spiritual dragon, you create change that brings life and energy into all, allowing you to ride the dragons expansive sprit to a zenith of endless possibilities. 



Abraxas is just that, an endless world of epic possibilities, where we create magic and bring authentic experiences wherever we go. There is a special type of energy that’s so unique to Abraxas. People see it, they feel it and come from miles around just to be a part of that celebration! For all you dragon lovers, dragon riders, dragon tamers, and dragon keepers, we ask of all of you to help keep this magical spirit alive.



As we embark on our 12th journey to the playa, we have sustained the Golden Dragon to collaboratively create a magical experience unique to Burning Man. With the support of our community, old and new alike we feel confident that our mission to the playa will be another successful year in the making!

This year the Abraxas crew is determined to return to the playa with an epic revamped bumpin' sound system and some aesthetic upgrades for our beloved golden dragon. 

We’ve collaborated to create some legendary relics at various donation levels. There is a deep and meaningful story and mystic knowledge encoded into our bandanas and emblem that we look forward to sharing with you all. May these treasures be your keepsakes for ages to come (scroll down to see pictures below).



LOCATION

2:15/G

What funds will be used for:

• 6-sub Funktion-One sound system rental with dedicated sound engineer
• Vehicle and geny repairs and maintenance

• Licenses

• Transport to the playa

• Decor and Skin

• Dragon head revamp

• Materials

• Gifts
 

DONATION LEVEL GIFTS
 (pictures below)

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Dragon Rider

$25 — Die Cut Quality Vinyl Sticker 4x2"



Dragon Tribe
(qty left: Bk:44, Wt:4, Burg: 23)

$50–$149: Black and Metalic Gold Silkscreen Bandana and Sticker 22x22"


—>Fabric Colors: Black, White, Burgundy (see qty available above)



Dragon Protector
(qty: BK: 9, WT: 1, BG: 9)

$250+: Antique Gold Finish Brass VIP Medallion with chain, Silkscreen Bandana, Sticker


—>Fabric Colors: Black, White, Burgundy



Dragon Savior
Due to GoFundMe restriction policy we cannot post any gift with a value of more than $250.



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Silkscreen Bandanas Metalic Gold Ink 22x22"










Antique Gold Finish Brass VIP Medallion 1.5"
 with gold-plated ball chain. MADE IN THE USA

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3 Ambient Architects Triangle shade panels purple






The Abraxas Logo BackStory by Stunami


The Abraxas logo and emblem is a precious gift entrusted to us from the masterfully talented Marty Kenney. Back in 2010 I was poised to capture the essence of Abraxas in a logo mark that fit our aesthetic. Sullen that I could not come up with anything I liked, I knew I could identify it when it materializes. In San Diego, I met Marty for the first time. Tim told me I should talk to Marty about the logo because his design skills are ‘sick’. Optimystically, I had a chat with Marty about it, and he said that he would be honored to create something for the Abraxas. He already started having ideas while we chatted about the creative brief.



The next day he emailed me a hand drawing in his sketchbook that was it. Stunning, we rolled with the illustration and did the necessary digital transfer to make it a mark. After some time playing with it, I came to realize that Abraxas also needed to have a second version that can fit nicely in a circle or similar shape. I asked Marty what if we decoupled the dragon from the hand lettering and made a separate emblem. Intrigued for the challenge, he asked what I had in mind to use in the center. I didn't know, so I advise that he explore. To get something going, I gave him various mystical symbols from Chinese lore to start with. Nothing worked. After we exhausted our ideas, a thought popped in my head to remove the other shit and stay with the dragon only. What we needed was a focal point minus all the shwizz. A spiral! Spirals are the vector of birth, growth, and movement. "Try spiraling the tail," I suggested to him. Everything fell into place, and the Abraxas logo symbol was born out of a spiraling primordial explosion of creative energy. The reception from the community was spectacular. We are forever grateful for his work.



The creative process with Marty taught me a lesson and many more as we developed a relationship of sharing creative design feedback. He helped me break out of the clean, corporate design to turn up the volume and explore graphics freely through another dimension. Draw on paper first and foremost. In remembrance, Marty was an insightful, creative, artistic, and rad friend that I will admire to my end days. I designed this bandana days after I heard of his passing. You may notice the message to him in the threads.



Bless your soul, Marty. I hope you can see it from where you are now.



Stunami

Donations (0)

  • Lian Walden 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Maria Herrera 
    • $150 
    • 1 mo
  • Moe & Siracha 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Timothy Patch 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Dan Davis 
    • $200 
    • 1 mo

Fundraising team: Abraxas Dragon (3) 

Stu Nami Smith 
Organizer
Raised $1,560 from 12 donations
Redwood Valley, CA
Gerasimos Christoforatos 
Beneficiary
Abraxas ArtCar 
Team member
Raised $3,530 from 23 donations
This team raised $2,416 from 28 other donations.
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