Museum Signs Part 2

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 Museum signs, i.e. signs that express names of museums and give directions for exhibits in number of creative ways. 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).

Museum / University / Theatre / Cinema Signs

Right hand side

Right hand side [ large preview2 ]
"Exit sign at Design Museum London" Photo taken by Kim Eriksson3 from Sweden.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - right-hand-side4

This way to Tibidabo

This way to Tibidabo [ large preview5 ]
"Signage pointing to a museum of automata in the Tibidabo Amusement Park, Barcelona, Spain." Photo taken by Paul Galbraith6 from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - this-way-to-tibidabo7

Swiss Signs

Swiss Signs [ large preview8 ]
"Shot in “Verkehrshaus”, Luzern, Switzerland, a museum about transport and traffic." License: CC-SA. Photo taken by Jeroen Roos9 from the Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - swiss-signs10

Military Car

Military Car [ large preview11 ]
"A Picture of a military car in a museum." License: Creative Common Attribution License. Photo taken by Robert Hoppe12 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - military-car13

Double Exhibition

Double Exhibition [ large preview14 ]
"Window sign for an exhibition in Frankfurt." Photo taken by Pedro Sanoja3615 from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - double-exhibition16

Remix

Remix [ large preview17 ]
"Exhibition at the Biennale of Venice." Photo taken by Ilaria Consolaro553918 from Italia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - remix19

Danger of Life

Danger of Life [ large preview20 ]
"Art Exhibition Installation sign." Photo taken by Toby Eglesfield21 from New Zealand.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - danger-of-life22

O2 hell

O2 hell [ large preview23 ]
"Media art exhibition in munich a fews years ago, i saw this sign." Photo taken by Albert Augustin24 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - o2-hell25

Dry Off

Dry Off [ large preview26 ]
"Innovative bank of hand dryers at Pittsburgh Children’s Museum water play area." License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Photo taken by Chris Hiester27 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dry-off28

Glass Typography

Glass Typography [ large preview29 ]
"Taken at York University, Toronto, Ontario. Shot through the glass door of the art gallery." Photo taken by Chelms Varthoumlien3330 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - glass-typography31

Ripley’s Moving Indeed

Ripley’s Moving Indeed [ large preview32 ]
"Taken at Niagara Falls of the Ripley’s Moving Theatre." Photo taken by Chelms Varthoumlien3330 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ripleys-moving-indeed34

Streets Signs in Barcelona

Streets Signs in Barcelona [ large preview35 ]
"Cinema screen photography taken in a proyetion of a helvetica documentary in DHUB." Photo taken by Pedro Sanoja3615 from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - streets-signs-in-barcelona37

Salavip

Salavip [ large preview38 ]
"Writing on the concrete wall of Casa da Musica in Lisbon." Photo taken by Ilaria Consolaro553918 from Italia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - salavip40

Standing Broad Jump

Standing Broad Jump [ large preview41 ]
"The standing broad jump fitness test mat has the target distances stated on it to facilitate training." Licensed: Please seek approval from me before using this image. Photo taken by Thivy from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - standing-broad-jump42

This Way To Mudam

This Way To Mudam [ large preview43 ]
"A sign pointing out the direction to the Mudam museum in Luxembourg." License: All Rights Reserved. Photo taken by Cornelius Dorgan44 from Luxembourg.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - this-way-to-mudam45

Ecole nationale 1

Ecole nationale 1 [ large preview46 ]
"This photo is of a local college for administration arts, it is the exterior entrance to the building (Montreal, Quebec)." Photo taken by Tara Dupuis from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ecole-nationale-147

Embossed Keep Off The Grass

Embossed Keep Off The Grass [ large preview48 ]
"A signage that reminds people not to step on the green grass." Photo taken by Emalin Choi49 from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - embossed-keep-off-the-grass50

A Korean Wall

A Korean Wall [ large preview51 ]
"This photo was shot at the Shanghai World Expo. It is a side shot of the South Korea Pavilion." Photo taken by Boris Henriot52 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - a-korean-wall53

Norte

Norte [ large preview54 ]
"Indication on the wall of Casa da Musica in Lisbon." Photo taken by Ilaria Consolaro553918 from Italia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - norte56

Mozart’s University

Mozart’s University [ large preview57 ]
"Waiting for the departure for the Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, I had eaten in a small diner. I had noticed all these young people with instrument cases congregating in this small eatery. As I finished and went out through another exit, I found out that it was the University of Mozart and all those were music students." Photo taken by Michael Dave Dizon58 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mozarts-university59

BarbicanArt

BarbicanArt [ large preview60 ]
"The best place, and the best light, in London." Photo taken by Daniel Gray61 from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - barbicanart62

Bald Mountain Museum

Bald Mountain Museum [ large preview63 ]
"Inscription on the wall in the Museum in Monastery on Bald Mountain (Poland)." Photo taken by Magdalena Kuczaba from Poland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bald-mountain-museum64

Temenos

Temenos [ large preview65 ]
"Information sign about a sculpture." Licensed: License None. Photo taken by Eddie Youll6966 from England.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - temenos67

Temenos1

Temenos1 [ large preview68 ]
"Picture of the above mentioned sculpture, just so you can see what sign is about." Licensed: License None. Photo taken by Eddie Youll6966 from England.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - temenos170

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/right-hand-side/full_right-hand-side.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.kimeriksson.se
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  6. 6 http://paulgalbraith.com
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  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/swiss-signs/full_swiss-signs.jpg
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  32. 32 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/ripleys-moving-indeed/full_ripleys-moving-indeed.jpg
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  120. 120 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  121. 121 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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  1. 1

    Casa da Musica is not in Lisbon. It is in Portugal indeed but in Oporto.

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