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August 31, 2006

NextFest Contest to Design a Wireless Hotspot Logo

The Wired NextFest is having a contest to design a logo for hotspots. It's supposed to be the equivalent of the worldwide symbols for "no smoking" or "bathroom".

I actually thought there was one of these (vague memory of cirles radiating from an antenna...) but an image search for wireless hotspot reveals that although those are indeed common themes, there doesn't appear to be any standard.

I'm always up for something like this, so here's my first cut:

A little edgy, a little out there...I think I see one geopolitical problem however: British people may object to the spelling of "iz". Hmmm, have to go back to the drawing board. The deadline is September 6th.

Posted by AdamBa at August 31, 2006 12:34 PM

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Nah, that won't work. Too big, too verbose, too ugly (sorry). I liked the antennae thing, what about that sideways smiley :) that you supposedly see to notify of free unsecured network?

Posted by: WiFi Luvver at September 1, 2006 04:03 PM

The green and black radiating circles thing on the first page of this search is pretty near what I think of, when I think of "Wifi hotpsot":

Posted by: Daniel Walker at September 6, 2006 02:06 AM