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).
A Blending of Cultures [ large preview ]
"This sign, in front a New Orleans Restaurant,immediately reminded of how various cultures came together to make this U.S.city the melting pot it is today." Photo taken by Jewell A. Newton from USA.
Muthus Curry [ large preview ]
"Muthu’s Curry is a restaurant know for its fish head curry. Hence their logo has a fish head at the point where the “M” and “C” meet." Licensed: Please seek approval from me before using this image. Photo taken by Thivy from Singapore.
The Fork Signal [ large preview ]
"This photo is from an astonishing food sign i found on Guatemala city, it’s from Cafe Saul (restaurant) you can observe how they created a nice combination of type, color and a giant fork for the restraint system of the signal." Photo taken by Pedro L. Alvizurez M. from Guatemala.
Hot Weiners [ large preview ]
"Coney Island Hot Wieners Since 1924." License: the Creative Commons Public Domain License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/publicdomain/ or send a letter to Creative Commons, 171 Second Street, Suite 300, San Francisco, California, 94105, USA.. Photo taken by Tony Young from USA.
Grunge Typo Costa Rica [ large preview ]
"Typically costa rican reggae typography. The style of the text matches exactly the meaning of the signage. I’ve made this photograph in Cahuita, Costa Rica." Photo taken by Rick van Amersfoort from Netherlands.
People CafeBar Naxos Greece 2010 [ large preview ]
"People bar signage in a tiny street of Naxos (Greek island)." Licensed: credit : Mathieu Chondroyannis 2010. Photo taken by Chondroyannis Mathieu from France.
Studio Floors [ large preview ]
"Upon entering the New 42nd Street Studio building you are greeted with this bold and colorful installation to find your way from floor 1 to 10." Photo taken by Alexis Buatti-Ramos from USA.
Student Lounge [ large preview ]
"The two “T” are combined to create a room with a light bulb in between." Licensed: You can use this image only during the contest. Photo taken by Puvan from Singapore.
Shower day rooms sign japan [ large preview ]
"A sign for shower rooms & day rooms which was not translated well, it’s just suppose to be for shower rooms." Licensed: I took the photo. Photo taken by Marianne Kroutchkevitch 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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