Hotel, Restaurant and Diner Signs Part 3

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

Mulberry Street Bar NYC

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

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

Blue olive

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - blue-olive

Benjoe Rail Hotel

Benjoe Rail Hotel [ large preview ]
"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-hotel

Be Cleaning Pause Use

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

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

Bed and BreakFast Signage

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bed-and-breakfast-signage

Caffe Roma NYC

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - caffe-roma-nyc

Yummy food just few metres away

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

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

Braised food

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - braised-food

Reflections sparkle

Reflections sparkle [ large preview ]
"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-sparkle

Bbq cat

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bbq-cat

Small Food Place sign

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

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

Bilbao motel signal

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bilbao--motel-signal

San Sebastian Street signals

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

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

Good Morning Sunshine

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - good-morning-sunshine

Altura

Altura [ large preview ]
"Lobby sign." Photo taken by Paul Borne from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - altura

Pechanga

Pechanga [ large preview ]
"Office display." Photo taken by Paul Borne from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pechanga

Eat here

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - eat-here

Food for thought

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - food-for-thought

Desayunos arriba

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - desayunos-arriba

Starbucks in Russian

Starbucks in Russian [ large preview ]
"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 Said from UAE.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - starbucks-in-russian

Lobster

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - lobster

Drip

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - drip

Joe’s

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - joes

Pancake Circus

Pancake Circus [ large preview ]
"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 Sandberg from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pancake-circus

Snacks

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - snacks

Beer sign

Beer sign [ large preview ]
"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-sign

Fish grotto

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fish-grotto

Fish grotto 2

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fish-grotto2

El taco veloz

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - el-taco-veloz

MmMmMmMm, Noodles!

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mmmmmmmm-noodles

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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