This gallery presents the collection of photos submitted for the World Of Signage Photo Contest by the readers of Smashing Magazine. We received over 2,500+ photos from our readers across the globe, and present a selection of the most interesting photos in the overview below.
The topic of this gallery is Abstract and Weird signs, i.e. signs that attract attention with their atypical look. Please notice: each photo has a certain license, provided in the description of the photo. Before using the images for private or commercial projects, make sure that the license allows you to do so. Also, you can click on the photos for a larger preview.
Please feel free to take a look at other submissions as well (links to other galleries are listed in the end of this gallery).
No Limits In Art [ large preview ]
"The very phrase was placed on a floor, it was so catchy I made it as an album primary picture in a social network site." Photo taken by Patrick Rivera from Manila,Philippines.
A shop window [ large preview ]
"Many signs about the cost of products at A shop window." Photo taken by Miss Tanida Pupatarapong from Thailand.
Vacancy [ large preview ]
"Lake Wales – roadside signs: Permanent Vacancy." Photo taken by Angela Wilson from USA.
Nu Orpheu [ large preview ]
"McDonalds Restaurant and Orpheum Theatre Signs (Old & new & change) on Granville Street, Vancouver." License: License (optional). Photo taken by Eldon Underhill from Canada.
Badger At Work [ large preview ]
"Roadwork sign, Shackleford, Surrey." Photo taken by Marcus Kalantarian from England.
Sign on ferry [ large preview ]
"This sign was found on a ferry in ireland crossing the shannon. No idea what it actually says or warns for." Licensed: creative commons. Photo taken by Ingo Carow from Germany.
Way to Vegas [ large preview ]
"A shot taken on a night drive to Las Vegas." Photo taken by Jelena Porovic from Canada.
SPECIFIED WALL – “Fly on the Wall” [ large preview ]
"On the photo is a sign, which is used as a decoration for wall. The sign is substitute for object which it represent.Nothing more. Sign loses its original meaning." Photo taken by Lucia Flendrovska from Slovakia.
Lost in Tierra del Fuego [ large preview ]
"The trail signs in Argentinian Tierra del Fuego National Park are confusing. It seems they have grown with the trees and switched directions at the same time.." License: CC NC BY SA. Photo taken by Adrian from France.
Burned Memories [ large preview ]
"This was taken when I was using my friend (talis.dk)’s macro lens, it’s a burned down piece of newspaper I found in an empty fireplace." Photo taken by Philip Jensen from Denmark.
Cherbourg [ large preview ]
"Taken from a map of the Isle of White showing 70 miles from that point to Cherbourg amounst other places around the globe." Photo taken by Martyn Jeffery from UK.
Thanks to all participants for taking their time for preparing and sending submissions for the contest and creating a unique and diversified gallery presented above. We truly appreciate and respect your efforts and your time, folks!
You may want to take a look at other contest galleries, too:
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