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 Other signs, i.e. all the assorted signs that do not expressly fit into one category or another. 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).
Security [ large preview ]
"Could not resist taking that shot. Even though he is not sleeping, he looks like it, and all the sorroundig clutter feels like he’s being trapped there." Photo taken by Ziemowit Maj from UK.
Bridge wall [ large preview ]
"”The youth track Samac – Sarajevo built, the 17 major bridges in total length of 2267 meters…” (carved in stone)." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Vahid Smajlagic from BiH.
If a bird could speak [ large preview ]
"Sign to discourage littering in Barcelona, Spain." Licensed: Attribution Creative Commons. Photo taken by Emily W from Canada.
Pier 54 [ large preview ]
"Entrance to Cunard Cruise Lines Where the Carpathia docked with Titanic survivors." Photo taken by Nick Eglevsky from USA.
“Step. No Step.” [ large preview ]
"The wing of an F-18 Hornet. Taken on August 7, 2010 at the Airshow at Naval Base Ventura County. The type is designating the area where the pilot and crew can Step or Not Step." Photo taken by Wes Biffar from USA.
Sonnenberg [ large preview ]
"Taken in Europes largest nuclear bunker, in a motorway tunnel under a mountain in Switzerland. The tunnel would have been subdivided into living units for 20,000 people, and each unit would have had one of these signs so people could find the one they were assigned to." Photo taken by Lewis Bush from UK.
Fishing boat Torquay [ large preview ]
"Traditional fishing boat Torquay Devon UK." Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.
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.
Chinese to English Translation Fail [ large preview ]
"Hilarious translation failure I found at a Taiwan license center. Two signs in the same location, one with the right translation, one with a few wrong letters being used…." Photo taken by Sunny Chang from USA.
Velobikesignage [ large preview ]
"This is a rental bike docking station in Montreal – a perfect juxtaposition of bilingual language and universal logo communication with a unique and green idea." Photo taken by Chris Morin from Canada.
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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