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 Funny, Clever and Original signs, that with their portrayal of and often critique on human behavior garner the attention they deserve. 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).
Mr spock was here [ large preview ]
"A page from the public guestbook at a tourist attraction in Brasov, Romania. Mr Spock was there." Photo taken by V.D. Photo from Romania.
Smile if You overspeed [ large preview ]
"This signage stands about 300m from my home in peak district and the first time i saw it with the grafitti in it made me smile and click straight away." Photo taken by Anoop Menon from UK.
…on duck molestation charges [ large preview ]
"One of these two forbidden man-duck interactions should be slightly more emphasized than the other." Licensed: license www.artsytouch.com. Photo taken by Joe Z. from USA.
TurkishHonesty [ large preview ]
"A bizarre sign at a bazaar in Turkey, near Ephaseus, where honesty is the best policy." Photo taken by Phil Kay from UK.
SPECIFIED WALL – “photography DENIED!” [ large preview ]
"Kind of sign witch does not tell us anythig – what to do,or where to go.It is pausing our mind, because the sign without any specific object or situation has not useable meaning." Photo taken by Lucia Flendrovska from Slovakia.
SPECIFIED WALL – “Voltage tension” [ large preview ]
"Voltage tension is the word, which describe this wall.Voltage on this picture. Voltage on the label. Tension in the wall. Tension is absent from the lamp." Photo taken by Lucia Flendrovska from Slovakia.
Rolling stones fountain [ large preview ]
"Are you harvest? Drink from the fountain but pay attention to the rolling stones!" Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution. Photo taken by Cosimo Liquori from Italy.
Walking in a japanese park [ large preview ]
"Please do not disturb deer during your walk, they become nervous.." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution. Photo taken by Cosimo Liquori from Italy.
Post [ large preview ]
"Temporary post slot in London." Photo taken by Emma Bayly from UK.
Funny school signage A [ large preview ]
"Is all Staff pretty? – photo at HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity." Photo taken by Leo Lam from Hong Kong.
Funny school signage B [ large preview ]
"Dance need dressing. – photo at HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity." Photo taken by Leo Lam from Hong Kong.
Funny school signage C [ large preview ]
"So cute in each floor. – photo at HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity." Photo taken by Leo Lam from Hong Kong.
We Shall Overcome [ large preview ]
"Taken at the abandoned Michigan Central Station in Detroit, MI. Someone had hung this sign on the gate, but the owners removed it about a week later." Licensed: All rights reserved, but Smashing Magazine may use with credit in connection with the World Signage contest of 8/2010. Photo taken by Chris Horner from USA.
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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