Hotel, Restaurant and Diner Signs Part 3

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

Mulberry Street Bar NYC

Mulberry Street Bar NYC [ large preview2 ]
"Awesome window typography design found in Little Italy NYC." Photo taken by Sunny Chang163 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mulberry-street-bar-nyc4

Blue olive

Blue olive [ large preview5 ]
"Restaurant sign, Wildwood NJ." License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. Photo taken by Chris Raymond6 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - blue-olive7

Benjoe Rail Hotel

Benjoe Rail Hotel [ large preview8 ]
"This is the photo of the enterance of a railway hotel in Goa which incorporates the cartoonic style of Mario Miranda." Photo taken by Manjith.M from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - benjoe-rail-hotel9

Be Cleaning Pause Use

Be Cleaning Pause Use [ large preview10 ]
"Pic was taken in Shanghai China literal translation." Photo taken by Nicholas Dungog11 from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - be-cleaning-pause-use12

Bed and BreakFast Signage

Bed and BreakFast Signage [ large preview13 ]
"Photo is taken in Mali Losinj in Croatia." Photo taken by Jurica Matesic from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bed-and-breakfast-signage14

Caffe Roma NYC

Caffe Roma NYC [ large preview15 ]
"Awesome window typography design found in Little Italy NYC." Photo taken by Sunny Chang163 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - caffe-roma-nyc17

Yummy food just few metres away

Yummy food just few metres away [ large preview18 ]
"Eat ‘n’ Drive is anyways better than, Drink ‘n’ Drive." Photo taken by Mayur Mutha19 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - yummy-food-just-few-metres-away20

Braised food

Braised food [ large preview21 ]
"A braised food stall in the winter night at Taiwan." Photo taken by Ashley Hau22 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - braised-food23

Reflections sparkle

Reflections sparkle [ large preview24 ]
"A cafe’s window paint shows they have mimosas on South Congress Street, Austin, TX." Photo taken by Cristal Garcia from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - reflections-sparkle25

Bbq cat

Bbq cat [ large preview26 ]
"Cat waiting for lunch." Photo taken by Ronan McKenna from Ireland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bbq-cat27

Small Food Place sign

Small Food Place sign [ large preview28 ]
"Small place where you can eat." Photo taken by Gatis Strods29 from Latvia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - small-food-place-sign30

Bilbao motel signal

Bilbao motel signal [ large preview31 ]
"Old city – Bilbao." Photo taken by Giovanni Gonzalez from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bilbao--motel-signal32

San Sebastian Street signals

San Sebastian Street signals [ large preview33 ]
"Small street – San Sebastian." Photo taken by Giovanni Gonzalez from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - san-sebastian-street-signals34

Good Morning Sunshine

Good Morning Sunshine [ large preview35 ]
"One of the morning sun shines in Glasgow at Tchai Ovna." Photo taken by Shalmali Patkar36 from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - good-morning-sunshine37

Altura

Altura [ large preview38 ]
"Lobby sign." Photo taken by Paul Borne4239 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - altura40

Pechanga

Pechanga [ large preview41 ]
"Office display." Photo taken by Paul Borne4239 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pechanga43

Eat here

Eat here [ large preview44 ]
"Photo taken inside Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, TX." Photo taken by Eric Borja45 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - eat-here46

Food for thought

Food for thought [ large preview47 ]
"Lovely typography from pizza food chain, Pizza Express." Photo taken by Jaina48 from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - food-for-thought49

Desayunos arriba

Desayunos arriba [ large preview50 ]
"This signal tells you that you can buy typical local breakfast from Zapatoca upstairs." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Omar Padilla Bonett51 from Colombia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - desayunos-arriba52

Starbucks in Russian

Starbucks in Russian [ large preview53 ]
"Coffee by any other name would be just as sweet. The sign reads starbucks coffee just off Tverskaya street in central Moscow." Photo taken by Wajiha Said54 from UAE.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - starbucks-in-russian55

Lobster

Lobster [ large preview56 ]
"This was taken at the Boiling Crab." Photo taken by Diane Hua from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - lobster57

Drip

Drip [ large preview58 ]
"Drip Coffee, Phoenix, Arizona." Photo taken by Lisa Peacock6259 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - drip60

Joe’s

Joe’s [ large preview61 ]
"Joe’s Liquor, Phoenix, Arizona." Photo taken by Lisa Peacock6259 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - joes63

Pancake Circus

Pancake Circus [ large preview64 ]
"An intriguing venue in Sacramento, CA. Perhaps no information is needed beyond the name." License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Photo taken by Devin Sandberg65 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pancake-circus66

Snacks

Snacks [ large preview67 ]
"A sign of fair food and fun." Photo taken by Patty Tuggle68 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - snacks69

Beer sign

Beer sign [ large preview70 ]
"This is a sign for a danish pub. It’s simple direct with no nonense – letters in neon – highlights your goal in the dark… ØL/BEER." Licensed: © Attribution-NonCommercial License. Photo taken by Nanette Gaborit from Denmark.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - beer-sign71

Fish grotto

Fish grotto [ large preview72 ]
"Taken in downtown Portland, Oregon. The design and typography is breathtaking." Photo taken by Stacey Korn7673 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fish-grotto74

Fish grotto 2

Fish grotto 2 [ large preview75 ]
"Taken in downtown Portland, Oregon. The design and typography is breathtaking." Photo taken by Stacey Korn7673 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fish-grotto277

El taco veloz

El taco veloz [ large preview78 ]
"24 hour authentic Mexican goodness in Chicago’s East Ukrainian Village." Photo taken by Jeremy Smith79 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - el-taco-veloz80

MmMmMmMm, Noodles!

MmMmMmMm, Noodles! [ large preview81 ]
"Signage for Tasty Wok Chinese BBQ and Noodle House. They ever have Duck tongue…" Licensed: Non-Commercial. Photo taken by Josh Riggs82 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mmmmmmmm-noodles83

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/mulberry-street-bar-nyc/full_mulberry-street-bar-nyc.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.flickr.com/people/radchang
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mulberry-street-bar-nyc/full_mulberry-street-bar-nyc.jpg
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/blue-olive/full_blue-olive.jpg
  6. 6 http://www.designtank.ws
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/blue-olive/full_blue-olive.jpg
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/benjoe-rail-hotel/full_benjoe-rail-restaurant.jpg
  9. 9 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/benjoe-rail-hotel/full_benjoe-rail-restaurant.jpg
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/be-cleaning-pause-use/full_be_cleaning_pause_use.jpg
  11. 11
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  13. 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bed-and-breakfast-signage/full_bed-breakfast-mm-signage.jpg
  14. 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bed-and-breakfast-signage/full_bed-breakfast-mm-signage.jpg
  15. 15 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caffe-roma-nyc/full_caffe-roma-nyc.jpg
  16. 16 http://www.flickr.com/people/radchang
  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caffe-roma-nyc/full_caffe-roma-nyc.jpg
  18. 18 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/yummy-food-just-few-metres-away/full_yummy-food-just-few-metres-away.jpg
  19. 19 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayurmutha
  20. 20 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/yummy-food-just-few-metres-away/full_yummy-food-just-few-metres-away.jpg
  21. 21 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/braised-food/full_braised-food.jpg
  22. 22 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashley-hau
  23. 23 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/braised-food/full_braised-food.jpg
  24. 24 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/reflections-sparkle/full_reflections-sparkle.jpg
  25. 25 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/reflections-sparkle/full_reflections-sparkle.jpg
  26. 26 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bbq-cat/full_bbq-cat.jpg
  27. 27 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bbq-cat/full_bbq-cat.jpg
  28. 28 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/small-food-place-sign/full_small_food_place_sign.jpg
  29. 29 http://gatisstrods.com
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  31. 31 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bilbao--motel-signal/full_bilbao_motel_signal.jpg
  32. 32 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bilbao--motel-signal/full_bilbao_motel_signal.jpg
  33. 33 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/san-sebastian-street-signals/full_san_sebastian_street_signals.jpg
  34. 34 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/san-sebastian-street-signals/full_san_sebastian_street_signals.jpg
  35. 35 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/good-morning-sunshine/full_goodmorning-sunshine.jpg
  36. 36 http://saawrichakapus.shutterchance.com/
  37. 37 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/good-morning-sunshine/full_goodmorning-sunshine.jpg
  38. 38 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/altura/full_altura.jpg
  39. 39 http://bigcitysigns.com
  40. 40 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/altura/full_altura.jpg
  41. 41 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/pechanga/full_pechanga.jpg
  42. 42 http://bigcitysigns.com
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  44. 44 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/eat-here/full_eat-here.jpg
  45. 45 http://creativehorn.daportfolio.com
  46. 46 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/eat-here/full_eat-here.jpg
  47. 47 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/food-for-thought/full_food-for-thought.jpg
  48. 48 http://jainamistry.com
  49. 49 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/food-for-thought/full_food-for-thought.jpg
  50. 50 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/desayunos-arriba/full_regional-breakfast-upstairs.jpg
  51. 51 http://blog.mielcamino.org/
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  53. 53 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/starbucks-in-russian/full_starbucks-in-russian.jpg
  54. 54 http://picasaweb.google.com/wajiha.said
  55. 55 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/starbucks-in-russian/full_starbucks-in-russian.jpg
  56. 56 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lobster/full_lobster.jpg
  57. 57 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lobster/full_lobster.jpg
  58. 58 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/drip/full_lisapeacock-drip.jpg
  59. 59 http://www.peacockimages.blogspot.com
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  61. 61 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/joes/full_lisapeacock-joes.jpg
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  65. 65 http://devinsandberg.com
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  67. 67 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/snacks/full_snacks.jpg
  68. 68 http://pattytuggle.zenfolio.com/
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  70. 70 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/beer-sign/full_beer-sign.jpg
  71. 71 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/beer-sign/full_beer-sign.jpg
  72. 72 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fish-grotto/full_fish_grotto.jpg
  73. 73 http://www.runlikeagirlesign.com
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  78. 78 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/el-taco-veloz/full_el-taco-veloz.jpg
  79. 79 http://www.jeremysmithdesign.com
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  81. 81 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mmmmmmmm-noodles/full_mmm-noodles.jpg
  82. 82 http://joshrig.gs
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  85. 85 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-2/
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  87. 87 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-branding-and-promotional-signs-part-2/
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  92. 92 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  93. 93 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
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  95. 95 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-2/
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  98. 98 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-3/
  99. 99 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-1/
  100. 100 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  101. 101 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
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  103. 103 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-1/
  104. 104 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-2/
  105. 105 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-1/
  106. 106 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-2/
  107. 107 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-1/
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  109. 109 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-3/
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  134. 134 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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