member of:Observers of the Interdependence of Domestic Objects and Their Influence on Everyday Life

This group has been active for a long time and has already made some remarkable assertions which render life simpler from the practical point of view. For example, I move a pot of green color five centimeters to the right, I push in the thumbtack beside the comb and if Mr. A (another adherent like me) at this moment puts his volume about bee-keeping beside a pattern for cutting out vests, I am sure to meet on the sidewalk of the avenida Madero a woman who intrigues me and whose origin and address I never could have known...
--Remedios Varo

(Slideshow is of Artwork by Remedios Varo)
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
--Franz Kafka

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Avionics Crew Interface Development

So, my brother opened up a new lab at NASA tentatively titled Avionics Crew Interface Development, where they are focusing on making an information system that an astronaut can carry with him/her everywhere, on his/her person. I was really excited for him, so I drew up a little logo, trying to keep the idea in mind of a self-propelled, self-sufficient person who had all sorts of information input constantly available--thus the multitude of connected eyeballs, the special information-translating goggles, the ear trumpet, the belly-satellite, and the laptop screen that rolls up and folds into a pocket. Also, I wanted to use the art-style of the “machine-age,” a kind of deco flavor, so I used the aviator helmet and goggles, and the scarf...They’re not going to be able to use it officially, as it doesn’t represent the seriousness of their work enough, but it made him happy, so I’m happy :)
Hope you enjoy it!

Sorry these posts have been few and far between--I've been traveling a lot, but hope to get back to a more regular rhythm soon...


  1. I think this is really a fabulous logo: creative, charming, imaginative, lovely. I am not sruprised NASA would like to accentuate the seriousness of their work but imagination is a serious business. If you can't imagine something you can not create it. Anyway...what maters is that your mind is wonderful and I am happy to see your work dear Zoe:)

  2. Really nice that you made the drawing for your brother.
    I would be very happy if one of my sisters do something like this :).