Hotel, Restaurant and Diner Signs Part 1

This gallery presents the collection of photos submitted for the World Of Signage Photo Contest1 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 preview2 ]
"Reception sign at the Antoni Tapies Foundation in Barcelona." Photo taken by Sylvain Martel3 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - recepcio4

Balmoral Hotel Clock

Balmoral Hotel Clock [ large preview5 ]
"Part of an old hotel sign deteriorating on Hastings Street in Vancouver." Photo taken by Eldon Underhill6 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - balmoral-hotel-clock7

Art Deco Miami Beach “Shore”

Art Deco Miami Beach “Shore” [ large preview8 ]
"Miami Beach Hotel, Art Deco." Photo taken by Adam Sherbell15129 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - art-deco-miami-beach-shore10

Art Deco Miami Beach “Leslie”

Art Deco Miami Beach “Leslie” [ large preview11 ]
"Miami Beach Hotel, Art Deco." Photo taken by Adam Sherbell15129 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - art-deco-miami-beach--leslie13

Art Deco Miami Beach “Congress”

Art Deco Miami Beach “Congress” [ large preview14 ]
"Miami Beach Hotel, Art Deco." Photo taken by Adam Sherbell15129 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - art-deco-miami-beach--congress16

Heartbreak Hotel

Heartbreak Hotel [ large preview17 ]
"Roadsign to Heartbreak Hotel a Strandpavillion in Terschelling a Island close to the Netherlands." Photo taken by Andris Linz18 from Switzerland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - heartbreak-hotel19

Hotel

Hotel [ large preview20 ]
"Downtown Kansas City, MO." Photo taken by Jordan Vanderplate21 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hotel22

Wall Mounted Restaurant

Wall Mounted Restaurant [ large preview23 ]
"iPhone picture from the field of an old neon wall mounted sign." Photo taken by Mike Carsten24 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wall-mounted-restaurant25

Chelsea Hotel

Chelsea Hotel [ large preview26 ]
"Shot in Tokyo’s fashionable Shibuya district early one summer’s evening." Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Damien McMahon27 from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - chelsea-hotel28

Hourly Hotel

Hourly Hotel [ large preview29 ]
"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-hotel30

Puerta America Hotel in Madrid

Puerta America Hotel in Madrid [ large preview31 ]
"Interesting shadows on the ground made for the name of the hotel." Photo taken by Rafael Camarenna32 from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - puerta-america-hotel-in-madrid33

The Hotel

The Hotel [ large preview34 ]
"Keller Hotel in NYC." Photo taken by Nick Eglevsky from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - the-hotel35

Restaurant Today’s Special

Restaurant Today’s Special [ large preview36 ]
"I took this photo while I was taking my lunch at Chinese Restaurant at Thamel, Nepal." Photo taken by Jimba Tamang4037 from Nepal.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - restaurant-todays-special38

Restaurant and Traffic Signals

Restaurant and Traffic Signals [ large preview39 ]
"On the Street of Thamel." Photo taken by Jimba Tamang4037 from Nepal.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - restaurant-and-traffic-signals41

Try our Cuisine

Try our Cuisine [ large preview42 ]
"Restaurant ad in Santorini, Greece." Licensed: Not Applicable. Photo taken by SuAnne Hall43 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - try-our-cuisine44

Mesa Grill

Mesa Grill [ large preview45 ]
"A restaurant inside a Las Vegas casino." Photo taken by Rachel Goodwin46 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mesa-grill47

Outside a pub

Outside a pub [ large preview48 ]
"Outside a pub in Sendai, Japan." Photo taken by Aseem Kumar49 from Japan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - outside-a-pub50

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese [ large preview51 ]
"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 Reed52 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ye-olde-cheshire-cheese53

Old Pub Door

Old Pub Door [ large preview54 ]
"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-door55

Canadian maple delights

Canadian maple delights [ large preview56 ]
"Typical canadian maple icon in a boutique gourmet sign." Photo taken by Raul Dario Acosta57 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - canadian-maple-delights58

Eelevator

Eelevator [ large preview59 ]
"Directional signage from elevator reflection." Photo taken by Wanjaw+Wei6360 from Taiwan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - eelevator61

Aisle

Aisle [ large preview62 ]
"Hotel signage and using unique typography." Photo taken by Wanjaw+Wei6360 from Taiwan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - aisle64

Japanese restaurant

Japanese restaurant [ large preview65 ]
"Japanese Restaurant." Licensed: Creative Commons. Photo taken by Alexander Snusmumric66 from Russia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - japanese-restaurant67

Design hotel, Budapest

Design hotel, Budapest [ large preview68 ]
"Photo of the facade Design hotel building, taken in Budapest." Photo taken by Tatiana Nemna from Czech Republic.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - design-hotel,-budapest69

Animal Husbandry Dipping Center

Animal Husbandry Dipping Center [ large preview70 ]
"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 Megill71 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - animal-husbandry-dipping-center72

Handicapped in Singapore

Handicapped in Singapore [ large preview73 ]
"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 Pho74 from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - handicapped-in-singapore75

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:

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/08/16/the-world-of-signage-photo-contest-join-in-and-win-an-slr-camera/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/recepcio/full_recepcio_antoni_tapies_fundation_barcelona.jpg
  3. 3 http://moskoo.com
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/recepcio/full_recepcio_antoni_tapies_fundation_barcelona.jpg
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/balmoral-hotel-clock/full_balmoral-hotel-clock.jpg
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/eldonu/
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/balmoral-hotel-clock/full_balmoral-hotel-clock.jpg
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/art-deco-miami-beach-shore/full_shore.jpg
  9. 9 http://www.cargocollective.com/adamsherbellphotography
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/art-deco-miami-beach-shore/full_shore.jpg
  11. 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/art-deco-miami-beach--leslie/full_leslie.jpg
  12. 12 http://www.cargocollective.com/adamsherbellphotography
  13. 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/art-deco-miami-beach--leslie/full_leslie.jpg
  14. 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/art-deco-miami-beach--congress/full_congress.jpg
  15. 15 http://www.cargocollective.com/adamsherbellphotography
  16. 16 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/art-deco-miami-beach--congress/full_congress.jpg
  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/heartbreak-hotel/full_heartbreak_hotel.jpg
  18. 18 http://www.andrislinz.ch
  19. 19 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/heartbreak-hotel/full_heartbreak_hotel.jpg
  20. 20 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/hotel/full_hotel.jpg
  21. 21 http://jordanvanderplate.com
  22. 22 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/hotel/full_hotel.jpg
  23. 23 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/wall-mounted-restaurant/full_wall-mounted-restaurant.jpg
  24. 24 http://mikecarsten.com
  25. 25 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/wall-mounted-restaurant/full_wall-mounted-restaurant.jpg
  26. 26 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chelsea-hotel/full_hotel.jpg
  27. 27 http://www.macoto.co.uk
  28. 28 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chelsea-hotel/full_hotel.jpg
  29. 29 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/hourly-hotel/full_hourly-hotel.jpg
  30. 30 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/hourly-hotel/full_hourly-hotel.jpg
  31. 31 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/puerta-america-hotel-in-madrid/full_puerta-america-hotel-madrid.jpg
  32. 32 http://www.camarenna.com
  33. 33 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/puerta-america-hotel-in-madrid/full_puerta-america-hotel-madrid.jpg
  34. 34 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/the-hotel/full_the-hotel.jpg
  35. 35 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/the-hotel/full_the-hotel.jpg
  36. 36 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/restaurant-todays-special/full_restaurant-todays-special.jpg
  37. 37 http://www.jimba.com.np
  38. 38 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/restaurant-todays-special/full_restaurant-todays-special.jpg
  39. 39 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/restaurant-and-traffic-signals/full_restaurant-traffic-signals.jpg
  40. 40 http://www.jimba.com.np
  41. 41 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/restaurant-and-traffic-signals/full_restaurant-traffic-signals.jpg
  42. 42 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/try-our-cuisine/full_santorini_tryourcuisine.jpg
  43. 43 http://www.swanhall.com
  44. 44 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/try-our-cuisine/full_santorini_tryourcuisine.jpg
  45. 45 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mesa-grill/full_mesa-grill.jpg
  46. 46 http://www.rachelgoodwinphoto.com
  47. 47 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mesa-grill/full_mesa-grill.jpg
  48. 48 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/outside-a-pub/full_outside-a-pub.jpg
  49. 49 http://metsuki.tumblr.com
  50. 50 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/outside-a-pub/full_outside-a-pub.jpg
  51. 51 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/ye-olde-cheshire-cheese/full_ye-olde-cheshire-cheese.jpg
  52. 52 http://www.beerlens.com
  53. 53 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/ye-olde-cheshire-cheese/full_ye-olde-cheshire-cheese.jpg
  54. 54 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/old-pub-door/full_pubdoor.jpg
  55. 55 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/old-pub-door/full_pubdoor.jpg
  56. 56 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/canadian-maple-delights/full_canadian-maple-delights.jpg
  57. 57 http://www.flickr.com/photos/rauldario/
  58. 58 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/canadian-maple-delights/full_canadian-maple-delights.jpg
  59. 59 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/eelevator/full_elevator.jpg
  60. 60 http://www.flickr.com/photos/wanjaws/
  61. 61 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/eelevator/full_elevator.jpg
  62. 62 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/aisle/full_aisle.jpg
  63. 63 http://www.flickr.com/photos/wanjaws/
  64. 64 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/aisle/full_aisle.jpg
  65. 65 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/japanese-restaurant/full_japanese-restaurant.jpg
  66. 66 http://home.hmurr.ru
  67. 67 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/japanese-restaurant/full_japanese-restaurant.jpg
  68. 68 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/design-hotel,-budapest/full_design_hotel_budapest.jpg
  69. 69 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/design-hotel,-budapest/full_design_hotel_budapest.jpg
  70. 70 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/animal-husbandry-dipping-center/full_animal-husbandry-dipping-center.jpg
  71. 71 http://www.lizmegill.com
  72. 72 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/animal-husbandry-dipping-center/full_animal-husbandry-dipping-center.jpg
  73. 73 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/handicapped-in-singapore/full_handicapped_in_singapore.jpg
  74. 74 http://www.mehwee.com
  75. 75 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/handicapped-in-singapore/full_handicapped_in_singapore.jpg
  76. 76 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-1/
  77. 77 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-2/
  78. 78 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-and-promotional-signs-part-1/
  79. 79 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-branding-and-promotional-signs-part-2/
  80. 80 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/corporate-logos-and-brand-signs/
  81. 81 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-1/
  82. 82 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-2/
  83. 83 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-1/
  84. 84 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  85. 85 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
  86. 86 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-1/
  87. 87 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-2/
  88. 88 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-1/
  89. 89 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-2/
  90. 90 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-3/
  91. 91 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-1/
  92. 92 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  93. 93 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
  94. 94 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/monument-and-memorial-signs/
  95. 95 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-1/
  96. 96 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-2/
  97. 97 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-1/
  98. 98 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-2/
  99. 99 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-1/
  100. 100 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-2/
  101. 101 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-3/
  102. 102 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-4/
  103. 103 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-5/
  104. 104 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/school-and-park-signs/
  105. 105 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-1/
  106. 106 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-2/
  107. 107 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-3/
  108. 108 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-1/
  109. 109 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-2/
  110. 110 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-3/
  111. 111 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-4/
  112. 112 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-1/
  113. 113 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-2/
  114. 114 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/underground-signs/
  115. 115 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-1/
  116. 116 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-2/
  117. 117 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-3/
  118. 118 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-4/
  119. 119 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-5/
  120. 120 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-1/
  121. 121 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-2/
  122. 122 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-1/
  123. 123 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-2/
  124. 124 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/welcome-signs/
  125. 125 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  126. 126 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-2/

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

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