Information and Instructional Signs Part 2

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).

Information an Instructional Signs

Elevator Signage

Elevator Signage [ large preview ]
"Elevator Signage in SM City North Edsa." Photo taken by Marvin Ian Portillo from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - elevator-signage

Sorry, here is non smoking area.

Sorry, here is non smoking area. [ large preview ]
"This photos is just want to say, ” Love and enjoy our green world without smoking”." Licensed: Public. Photo taken by Aung Min Htun from Myanmar.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sorry-here-is-non-smoking-area

Child life jackets

Child life jackets [ large preview ]
"Staten Island Rail." Photo taken by Erecia Williams from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - child-life-jackets

I Love You

I Love You [ large preview ]
"A signage for guests or visitors to report once every 24 hours at the guesthouse." Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Haidar Afandi from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - i-love-you

Party Trash

Party Trash [ large preview ]
"Trash sign at Lowlands festival, very recognizable and fits perfectly in the lowlands style." Photo taken by Jurgen Smit from Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - party-trash

In Case of Injury

In Case of Injury [ large preview ]
"Instructions on dealing with workplace injury." Photo taken by Kenneth Gerson from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - in-case-of-injury

Frozen Treat Directions

Frozen Treat Directions [ large preview ]
"Directions to create your frozen treat." Photo taken by Brandon Mambaje from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - frozen-treat-directions

Ten Thing To Do

Ten Thing To Do [ large preview ]
"Ten panels explaing what you can do to save the world." Photo taken by Brandon Mambaje from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ten-thing-to-do

Tap It Before You Ride

Tap It Before You Ride [ large preview ]
"Frequent trolley Users get to to tap their trolley pass before riding." Photo taken by Steven Boepple from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - tap-it-before-you-ride

Youth Olympic Games Volleyball

Youth Olympic Games Volleyball [ large preview ]
"One of the logos used at the Youth Olympic Games. The dot on the “i” is a volleyball." Licensed: You can use this image only during the contest. Photo taken by Puvan from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - youth-olympic-games-volleyball

What to do with your rubbish

What to do with your rubbish [ large preview ]
"The clear explanation of how to dispose of your garbage in Beppu, Japan." Licensed: Free use, just give me credit. Photo taken by John Mertens from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - what-to-do-with-your-rubbish

to do with your rubbish

Choosing the right way

Choosing the right way [ large preview ]
"First photo of a short story. You have to choose your way to the divinity." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution. Photo taken by Ester Liquori from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - choosing-the-right-way

A kind invitation

A kind invitation [ large preview ]
"Second scene of the story. Love is patient, love is kind. The little monks kindly invite you with a smile." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution. Photo taken by Ester Liquori from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - a-kind-invitation

Return offers

Return offers [ large preview ]
"Last photo. Return the divinity with kindness and a little present as gift is the way for purify your soul." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution. Photo taken by Ester Liquori from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - return-offers

Pipe

Pipe [ large preview ]
"Riser Pipe." Photo taken by Anselm Christophersen from Denmark.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pipe

Buritis Park in Goiânia

Buritis Park in Goiânia [ large preview ]
"Buritis Park signage." Licensed: Public Domain. Photo taken by Pedro Augusto Borges from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - buritis-park-in-goiania

Helmet borrow or return

Helmet borrow or return [ large preview ]
"Taken in Taiwan. A sign to show the area for the borrowing and returning of helmets." Photo taken by Soh Hui Shian Sandy from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - helmet-borrow-or-return

Sorry for construction noise Japan

Sorry for construction noise Japan [ large preview ]
"Translation of the Japanese sign – apologizing politely for construction noise: “During construction, we apologize for the great inconvenience. We’ll work particularly carefully/safely and to the neighborhood/passers-by, we thank you for your cooperation in the meantime”. Daiwa Lease Limited – (company name)." Licensed: I took the photo while in Japan. Photo taken by Marianne Kroutchkevitch from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sorry-for-construction-noise-japan

Bird poop signage

Bird poop signage [ large preview ]
"Photo of a sign taken while in Tokyo, Japan." Photo taken by Paul Thompson from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bird-poop-signage

Authentic Chimoto Coffee House

Authentic Chimoto Coffee House [ large preview ]
"This photo was taken in Tokyo, Japan. It is a sign for a coffee house. The three vaguely South American looking dudes look a little grumpy… Maybe too much coffee?" Photo taken by Lucas Krull from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - authentic-chimoto-coffee-house

Hikers sign

Hikers sign [ large preview ]
"Sign for the walk." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Vahid Smajlagic from BiH.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hikers-sign

Reserved

Reserved [ large preview ]
"Corflute sign wedged in fence." Licensed: Copyright © All rights reserved. Photo taken by Alison Hogg from New Zealand.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - reserved

Sprinkler

Sprinkler [ large preview ]
"Old sprinkler sign." Photo taken by Travers Smyth from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sprinkler

Please Don’t Throw Rubbish Away

Please Don’t Throw Rubbish Away [ large preview ]
"A funny sign I shot at one of the tourist attractions in China telling us not to throw our rubbish away when they actually mean “Please do not litter”. A no brainer conversion of this sign from Chinese to English, would be “Please don’t anyhow throw rubbish away”." Photo taken by Milton from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - please-dont-throw-rubbish-away

Silence

Silence [ large preview ]
"Silence signs at the entrance of Fatima’s church in Fatima, Portugal." Photo taken by Carla Jesus from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - silence

Keep door closed

Keep door closed [ large preview ]
"Interesting blockage of entry and type." Photo taken by Jeremy Smith from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - keep-door-closed

Go green

Go green [ large preview ]
"This signage located at the extreme corner after the station platforms ends. this signage is an attempt by the railway authorities to pleading the public to keep the railway station clean and green." Photo taken by Parimala Venkatesh from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - go-green

Vandalised Sign

Vandalised Sign [ large preview ]
"A Vandalised Sign, River Thames, London." Licensed: cc by-nd. Photo taken by Daniel Izod from England.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - vandalised-sign

Trash bin

Trash bin [ large preview ]
"Trash bin for clean environment." Photo taken by Melvin Soe from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - trash-bin

No Burning Enter

No Burning Enter [ large preview ]
"Humorous Chinese translated sign." Photo taken by Rik Verhagen from The Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - no-burning-enter

Noodle

Noodle [ large preview ]
"Please Dont Climb on the Giant Noodle (USA)." Photo taken by Chris Purnell from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - noodle

Iconic Allowance

Iconic Allowance [ large preview ]
"Icons in Montreal describing what the bike rack can and cannot be used for." Photo taken by Angela Karinn from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - iconic-allowance

Iconic Allowance 2

Iconic Allowance 2 [ large preview ]
"Icons in Montreal describing how to behave in the park." Photo taken by Angela Karinn from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - iconic-allowance-2

Be Sure to Rinse

Be Sure to Rinse [ large preview ]
"This is a scene far too often witnessed; a sink with no soap and coated with grime." Photo taken by Brett Ballard from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - be-sure-to-rinse

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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