Hotel, Restaurant and Diner Signs Part 1

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 Hotel and Restaurant signs, i.e. signs that more often than not very clearly state what their businesses have to offer. 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).

Restaurant signs

Recepcio

Recepcio [ large preview ]
"Reception sign at the Antoni Tapies Foundation in Barcelona." Photo taken by Sylvain Martel from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - recepcio

Balmoral Hotel Clock

Balmoral Hotel Clock [ large preview ]
"Part of an old hotel sign deteriorating on Hastings Street in Vancouver." Photo taken by Eldon Underhill from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - balmoral-hotel-clock

Art Deco Miami Beach “Shore”

Art Deco Miami Beach “Shore” [ large preview ]
"Miami Beach Hotel, Art Deco." Photo taken by Adam Sherbell from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - art-deco-miami-beach-shore

Art Deco Miami Beach “Leslie”

Art Deco Miami Beach “Leslie” [ large preview ]
"Miami Beach Hotel, Art Deco." Photo taken by Adam Sherbell from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - art-deco-miami-beach--leslie

Art Deco Miami Beach “Congress”

Art Deco Miami Beach “Congress” [ large preview ]
"Miami Beach Hotel, Art Deco." Photo taken by Adam Sherbell from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - art-deco-miami-beach--congress

Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel [ large preview ]
"Roadsign to Heartbreak Hotel a Strandpavillion in Terschelling a Island close to the Netherlands." Photo taken by Andris Linz from Switzerland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - heartbreak-hotel

Hotel

Hotel [ large preview ]
"Downtown Kansas City, MO." Photo taken by Jordan Vanderplate from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hotel

Wall Mounted Restaurant

Wall Mounted Restaurant [ large preview ]
"iPhone picture from the field of an old neon wall mounted sign." Photo taken by Mike Carsten from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wall-mounted-restaurant

Chelsea Hotel

Chelsea Hotel [ large preview ]
"Shot in Tokyo’s fashionable Shibuya district early one summer’s evening." Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Damien McMahon from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - chelsea-hotel

Hourly Hotel

Hourly Hotel [ large preview ]
"Two construction workers standing below an hourly hotel signage in Hong Kong. (Photo taken with Lubitel 2 on black and white medium format film, pardon the scan artifacts)." Photo taken by Adelyn from Malaysia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hourly-hotel

Puerta America Hotel in Madrid

Puerta America Hotel in Madrid [ large preview ]
"Interesting shadows on the ground made for the name of the hotel." Photo taken by Rafael Camarenna from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - puerta-america-hotel-in-madrid

The Hotel

The Hotel [ large preview ]
"Keller Hotel in NYC." Photo taken by Nick Eglevsky from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - the-hotel

Restaurant Today’s Special

Restaurant Today’s Special [ large preview ]
"I took this photo while I was taking my lunch at Chinese Restaurant at Thamel, Nepal." Photo taken by Jimba Tamang from Nepal.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - restaurant-todays-special

Restaurant and Traffic Signals

Restaurant and Traffic Signals [ large preview ]
"On the Street of Thamel." Photo taken by Jimba Tamang from Nepal.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - restaurant-and-traffic-signals

Try our Cuisine

Try our Cuisine [ large preview ]
"Restaurant ad in Santorini, Greece." Licensed: Not Applicable. Photo taken by SuAnne Hall from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - try-our-cuisine

Mesa Grill

Mesa Grill [ large preview ]
"A restaurant inside a Las Vegas casino." Photo taken by Rachel Goodwin from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mesa-grill

Outside a pub

Outside a pub [ large preview ]
"Outside a pub in Sendai, Japan." Photo taken by Aseem Kumar from Japan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - outside-a-pub

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese [ large preview ]
"17th century pub in London. Most of the pub was rebuilt in 1667 following a great fire in 1666." Licensed: Copyright beerlens.com. Photo taken by Kim Reed from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ye-olde-cheshire-cheese

Old Pub Door

Old Pub Door [ large preview ]
"While waiting for friends in a Bournemouth pub i spotted this sign, due to a day at the beach i had my camera on me so started snapping away." Photo taken by Laura Cassar from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - old-pub-door

Canadian maple delights

Canadian maple delights [ large preview ]
"Typical canadian maple icon in a boutique gourmet sign." Photo taken by Raul Dario Acosta from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - canadian-maple-delights

Eelevator

Eelevator [ large preview ]
"Directional signage from elevator reflection." Photo taken by Wanjaw+Wei from Taiwan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - eelevator

Aisle

Aisle [ large preview ]
"Hotel signage and using unique typography." Photo taken by Wanjaw+Wei from Taiwan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - aisle

Japanese restaurant

Japanese restaurant [ large preview ]
"Japanese Restaurant." Licensed: Creative Commons. Photo taken by Alexander Snusmumric from Russia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - japanese-restaurant

Design hotel, Budapest

Design hotel, Budapest [ large preview ]
"Photo of the facade Design hotel building, taken in Budapest." Photo taken by Tatiana Nemna from Czech Republic.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - design-hotel,-budapest

Animal Husbandry Dipping Center

Animal Husbandry Dipping Center [ large preview ]
"This one still confuses me. It’s located at a hotel lobby in Yichang, China. The room was locked but I was able to peak in through a top window and saw what looked like a large shower room." Photo taken by Liz Megill from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - animal-husbandry-dipping-center

Handicapped in Singapore

Handicapped in Singapore [ large preview ]
"Individual piller with handicapped sign with arrors pointing in all directions – located in the middle of a busy hotel lobby in Singapore, where people are rushing about." Licensed: Copyright Mary Pho 2009. Photo taken by Mary Pho from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - handicapped-in-singapore

Thank you!

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!

Further Galleries

You may want to take a look at other contest galleries, too:

Katrín Svana Eyþórsdóttir is a media artist and designer from Iceland. You can follow her on twitter.

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