Select Your Wifi Network

For the last few months, I’ve been recording the names of accessible wifi networks that have been brought to my attention by my cellphone’s constant insistance on searching for available wifi. Sadly, most are locked. Happily, most have amazing and adorable names.

Living in Brooklyn, New York and working across the river in Manhattan, I’m alerted to hundreds of nearby wifi signals each day. Like flags marking their territory, these wifi signals warn me to not borrow any internet access, while alerting me of their owner’s personalities.

Long live the inside jokes, subtle anger and general goofiness of New Yorkers
& their wifi kingdoms.

About August Heffner

August Heffner is a graphic designer, art director, educator and illustrator. He was born in an antique store in St. Louis, MO and moved to New York City to work for his design heroes Matteo Bologna and Stephen Doyle. For awhile he worked for a really, really big branding firm. He is now a design manager at The Museum of Modern Art, the art director of Diner Journal as well as an illustrator and educator.

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