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Imagine a permies alphabet. Each letter looks like something you might find at Wheaton Labs.  Amazing right?

Here's a space where we can brainstorm ideas for a pictorial 'font' made up of all things Permies.  These will be great for future Permies projects.

For example:

  • the letters "J" or "L" could be represented by a cross-section of a rocket stove or J tube.
  • Capital "T" could be a hammer, primitive or otherwise
  • Capital "Y" could be a seedling sprout


  • Here are a few guidelines:
  • Be as descriptive as possible so everyone gets it
  • Feel free to upload images that show what you mean.
  • Remember that upper and lower case letters can have different symbols since the letters look different.


  • Get the idea?  Game on!  Let's see which suggestions get the most apples.
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    pollinator
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    …a lower case “L” [l] could be a tree trunk!
     
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    These may be a stretch...  

    A lowercase 'n' could be a mounded hugelkultur bed?
    An uppercase 'M' could be two tipis next to each other?
    An S (either upper or lower) could be a snake.
     
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    Capital "M" could be mountains.

    "S" (either case) could be a winding mountain road.

    Captital "H" could be a section of fencing.

    Capital "A" for a A frame structure.
     
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    Æ is obviously a solar dehydrator, I know it’s not a basic letter but… Look at it!
     
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    I'm thinking an upper case "A" would make an amazing tipi.
     
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    Letter "Q" could be a cast iron skillet!

    Letter "H" could be a farm stand!


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    Here are some things that might be found at Wheaton Labs or might be made up of all things Permies :

    Capitol letter "A": Sawhorse:


    source

    Capitol letter "D":


    source

    Capitol letter or lower case letter "X": picnic table leg:


    source

    Capitol letter "T":


    source


     
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    Capitol letter or lower case letter "P":


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    Capitol letter or lower case letter "J":


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    "T"


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    lower case "i":


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    "Z"


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