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).
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.
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.
Frozen Treat Directions [ large preview ]
"Directions to create your frozen treat." Photo taken by Brandon Mambaje from USA.
Ten Thing To Do [ large preview ]
"Ten panels explaing what you can do to save the world." Photo taken by Brandon Mambaje from USA.
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.
to do with your rubbish
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.
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.
Buritis Park in Goiânia [ large preview ]
"Buritis Park signage." Licensed: Public Domain. Photo taken by Pedro Augusto Borges from Brazil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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