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 Graffiti and Hand-Written signs, i.e. signs that incorporates unique, individual artistic expression to communicate the meaning and the purpose of the sign. 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).
EL CHE [ large preview ]
"”EL CHE” ama su pose-ESPERA-Que lo pase no bien más bien VIP." Photo taken by Dulce Mariana Ayala Bárcenas from Querétaro, México.
Jailed if caught urinating [ large preview ]
"I took this photo of a sign just outside a mall in Iloilo. The sign also says that only dogs urinate there." Photo taken by Febrina Tanghal from Philippines.
Tacos on a Hot Day [ large preview ]
"Texture is too often an unconsidered element in typography. The was a great sign that had character, as well as characterized the atmosphere of the tacoria." Licensed: © Tatsuma Watson. Photo taken by Tatsuma Watson from USA.
The heart [ large preview ]
"Photo taken in The Exclusion Zone of Novosibirsk Hydropower Station." Photo taken by Maria Demina from Russia.
Opposing Type [ large preview ]
"A rare opportunity where I found a juxtaposition of tranquil typography and exciting graffiti." Licensed: ©Tatsuma Watson. Photo taken by Tatsuma Watson from USA.
Pear danish street sticker [ large preview ]
"The text in the picture – translated directly to english says ‘pear(as the fruit) danish’ it is a slangword we use in danish when we are 100 percent danish – it’s about racism and intregration and how racist’s want’s newcomer’s to adapt danish culture, religion and society. Squeeze a muslim in a pear – and you get a dane out of him." Licensed: © Attribution-NonCommercial License. Photo taken by Nanette Gaborit from Denmark.
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!
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