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 Information and Instructional signs, i.e. signs that offer valuable knowledge about accessibility and services or effortlessly express wishes for or command certain behaviour. 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).
Fire Alarm Sign [ large preview ]
"We are currently renovating a new office and this made me chuckle, not so much focus on the sign (which is clear if slightly redundant) as the whole scene." Photo taken by Samuel Vince-Lane from UK.
Push to go on [ large preview ]
"Push and use your strength to go to a new door. Every person should use their strength to archive a new life." Photo taken by Suriafur-Ken from Japan.
Bus sign [ large preview ]
"This bus was out of service at the time and the drver, very politely, put Pause on the sign instead of the traditional “no service”." Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Helmuth Kraus M. from Colombia.
The Wine Sign [ large preview ]
"Whilst driving through the long and winding roads in croatia, vineyards litter the hillsides and plains, this sign i saw coming up pretty much summed up the whole landscape in front of us." Photo taken by Mike Drummond from United Kingdom.
Swimming zone [ large preview ]
"Boracay island Philippines Beach." Photo taken by David Coates from UK.
Impounded motorcycles [ large preview ]
"Boracay island Philippines impounded motorcycles." Photo taken by David Coates from UK.
Bridge sign [ large preview ]
"Name of a bridge in Amsterdam." Photo taken by Anastasia Fedorenkova from The Netherlands.
Buhay na karagatan (the living ocean) [ large preview ]
"The living ocean signage on manila ocean park." Photo taken by Patricia Recto from Philippines.
Manly Beach Surf Rescue [ large preview ]
"Short Photo of Surf Rescue Signage on Surf Board at Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia." Photo taken by Pierre Von Schmytt from UK.
Tiger territory 1 [ large preview ]
"At the entrance of pench tiger reserve, india." Photo taken by Pradiptamohan Basu from India.
Chichen Itza1 [ large preview ]
"This sign information shows to see the pyramid of Chichen Itza in Mexico. the text is in Spanish and Mayan language." Photo taken by Gerardo Chaves from Colombia.
General vs recyclable wastes [ large preview ]
"Taken in MacDonalds in Taiwan. Signs to show the different bins for the different kind of wastes." Photo taken by Soh Hui Shian Sandy from Singapore.
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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