Adopt-A-Zoa

Getting the Critters

If you want to view all the fauna up for adoption, you can download the entire colony in printable form as a single PDF (Adobe Acrobat) file:

download PDF file [click to view; to save, right-click and select “Save Target As”]

If you’re selective about what you want to let into your home or send out into the world, use the Adoption Form to choose the Logozoa you want.

Printing Stickers

The texts are formatted for printing on either of these standard printable labels:

Avery Removable ID Labels (3-1/3 by 4 inches; #6462 or #6464). We recommend removable labels because they can be easily removed from any surface and leave behind no residue when peeled off. You don't have to worry about damaging or defacing property and you can usually reposition a label several times—if, for example, you want to try it out in different locations. They are available in packages of 10 sheets of 60 labels (Avery #6462, carried by Office Depot stores) or 25 sheets of 150 labels (Avery #6464, available from Staples online).

Avery Mailing Labels (3-1/3 by 4 inches; #5164 or #5264). These labels are available in most stationery and office-supply stores and are cheaper than their removable counterparts. They can be used only once, and unless they are peeled off immediately, they are difficult to remove from most smooth surfaces, such as glass or painted wood. Windex or alcohol may be required to dissolve the adhesive. They come in sheets of 25 (Avery #5264) or 100 (Avery #5164).

Other Incarnations

Stickers aren’t the only media that have breathed life into these critters. They’ve also been known to appear in plain-paper form, cut from their sheets by scissors or paper cutter, and affixed to the things of the world with tape or glue. The possibilities are endless. Use them as bookmarks, slip them into the lunch bags of loved-ones (or strangers), make them into card games, drop them en masse from airplanes upon benighted parts of the world (such as 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington).

About Their Appearance

These textual organisms are embodied by the font Trebuchet, designed by Vincent Connare. The designer named the font after a type of medieval catapult, underscoring his goal of “launching words across the Internet.”

Care and Feeding

Logozoa feed on human attention. They go into a quasi-dormant state in between feedings to preserve their fragile metabolisms, so they are not fully alive when not being read. Beyond the occasional feeding, they require no special care.

 

 

You bury part of yourself in the backyard only to have another part of you dig it up after nightfall.

Feed the Logozoan

 

A comforting mist of traffic shrouds the city, moistening the destinations without nourishing their roots.

Feed the Logozoan