Rusty Blazenhoff and Michael Mikel (aka Danger Ranger) at the Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society book’s launch party at City Lights in San Francisco (May 16, 2013). photo by Terry Ewing
The button that started it all: EAT FUCK KILL. (1997)
Rusty Blazenhoff at the Black Rock Gazette (Burning Man 1997) photo by unknown
Steve Swain holding a freshly catapulted toaster. Note his hat. (Burning Man 1997) photo by Rusty Blazenhoff
Bigrig Industries at Dr. Cliff’s Mazda-licious Bar and Grill (Burning Man 1998). photo by unknown
Jewelz Cody’s collection of Burning Man stickers includes Eat Fuck Kill (1998) and Bigrig Industries’ Drinkie the Drunk Guy (1997)
EAT FUCK KILL at Hangover Kill, Sophie and Dylan’s bar in the NeighBARhood (Burning Man 1998). photo by Rusty Blazenhoff
EAT FUCK KILL chalkboard sign in the NeighBARhood (Burning Man 1998) photo by Rusty Blazenhoff
Laughing Squid’s Scott Beale sporting the EAT FUCK KILL postal shirt (Burning Man 1998). photo by Rusty Blazenhoff
Rusty Blazenhoff created these stickers in 1998 for friends of Bigrig Industries. (1998). photo by Rusty Blazenhoff
The original button with its first variations: EAT FUCK CHILL and GREET FUCK CHILL (used by the Greeters). The first variation was created by Evil Pippi, Toad and Scout of Motel 666. The second was created by Scout in 2001. (1997/2000/2001) photo cribbed from the Burning Man website.
In 1998, Rusty silkscreened a few EFK work shirts for close friends. (1998) photo by Eric Trueheart, cribbed from the Burning Man website
Burning Man co-founder Harley K. DuBois wearing an Eat Fuck Kill button. (Burning Man 1997) photo by Absinthia: http://www.absinthia.com
This is a screenshot from the Bigrig Industries website circa 1998. (Aw, remember “bartering” on the playa?)
Gaelyn and Stuart Mangrum, 1998 photo by Michelle Mangrum
FUCK with Brody Culpepper (Burning Man 1998). photo by Rusty Blazenhoff
This is a screenshot from a Dutch website. They LOVED EFK. (199?)
This variation button was created in 2008 by the fine folks at Bunnywarez, according to Rebecca Evans who shared it on Facebook.
Even the media got into Eat Fuck Kill at Burning Man 1997
Candace Locklear writes, “Deep cleaning my 13 yr old daughter’s room and came across this. Thx to Scout Addis for this button & smart evolution of the first playa meme!” (2003)
From happy customer Peter Spear Gardner, “Ready for the Playa or a black block rally. Also, it’s also worth noting that this is the toughest I can possibly look, at this stage of my life.” (2017)
Eat Fuck KLOWN circa 2015, Thanks, Froghole!
Greeter Dan in his vintage Eat Fuck Kill shirt at the Simnuke event, July 20, 2005, photo by Danger Ranger
Brynne of the Space Cowgirls with Ducky Doolittle, 1997
“Beat Fuck Chill,” submitted by Candace Locklear
“Freaks Dust Skills” by Travis Lyle of AfrikaBurn
LadyBee and her mother, ELaine, at San Francisco Decompression 2000
Joe Childs shares, “2014. ABC Alphabet Camp. One of my campers, Loki Lokerson did it. IIRC he said it was an “old DPW thang”. Come to find out, it’s your thang, from 1997 at Fly, where I now work.”
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