Other 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 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).

Other Signs

Religion

Religion [ large preview ]
"Only in America would you find signs like this on a Highway!" Photo taken by Riyad Mustapha from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - religion

Security

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - security

Wall wood

Wall wood [ large preview ]
"When someone dies, close family sets act of death on street wood." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Vahid Smajlagic from BiH.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wall-wood

Bridge wall

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bridge-wall

Hochofen

Hochofen [ large preview ]
"Old industrial sign in Duisburg (Germany)." Photo taken by Alexander Willkomn from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hochofen

If a bird could speak

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - if-a-bird-could-speak

Human Rights Articles in Berlin

Human Rights Articles in Berlin [ large preview ]
"Huge explanade with the articles of the human rights." Photo taken by Rafael Camarenna from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - human-rights-articles-in-berlin

Enter play engraved in concrete

Enter play engraved in concrete [ large preview ]
"The Silophone, a concrete sculpture in Old Port Montreal." Photo taken by Vincent Nageotte from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - enter-play-engraved-in-concrete

Firehouse 55

Firehouse 55 [ large preview ]
"Beautiful typography and architectural details create an interesting entrance to an old NY firehouse." Photo taken by Nicole Newton from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - firehouse-55

Shining NYC Address

Shining NYC Address [ large preview ]
"This sleek and modern address located outside a Manhattan loft caught my eye late one night." Photo taken by Nicole Newton from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - shining-nyc-address

Pier 54

Pier 54 [ large preview ]
"Entrance to Cunard Cruise Lines Where the Carpathia docked with Titanic survivors." Photo taken by Nick Eglevsky from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pier-54

“Step. No Step.”

“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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - step-no-step

Graphic Design Students That Way

Graphic Design Students That Way [ large preview ]
"A laser cut sign detailing the location of the SCCC 2010 graphic design students’ work." Photo taken by Chelsey Scheffe from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - graphic-design-students-that-way

Megabox Reflective

Megabox Reflective [ large preview ]
"Taken in Beijing. A reflective and luminescent sign." Photo taken by Chelsey Scheffe from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - megabox-reflective

Sonnenberg

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sonnenberg

Lighthouse veli rat signage

Lighthouse veli rat signage [ large preview ]
"Photo is taken at Veli Rat lighthouse in Croatia." Photo taken by Jurica Matesic from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - lighthouse-veli-rat-signage

Fishing boat Torquay

Fishing boat Torquay [ large preview ]
"Traditional fishing boat Torquay Devon UK." Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fishing-boat-torquay

Diese…

Diese… [ large preview ]
"This picture is from the side of an old lorry taken at 1.8 with my 50 mm. I really like the focus in this “plain” shot." Photo taken by Philip Jensen from Denmark.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - diese...

Sign to freedom

Sign to freedom [ large preview ]
"The hand sign for I love you." License: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Gareth Shapiro from England.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sign-to-freedom

Manly Beach Surf Rescue

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - manly-beach-surf-rescue

Chinese to English Translation Fail

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - chinese-to-english-translation-fail

Rock signage

Rock signage [ large preview ]
"Small signage at Tokyo Imperial Palace." Photo taken by Luca from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - rock-signage

Chinese typo

Chinese typo [ large preview ]
"Chinese signs shot on a huge metal bell in Bejing." Photo taken by Jonas Ginter from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - chinese-typo

Plane table opener

Plane table opener [ large preview ]
"Back of a plane sit, the arrows indicate how to open the table." Licensed: CC by-sa. Photo taken by Giuseppe Costanza from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - plane-table-opener

Stosuj Ochrone Sluchu

Stosuj Ochrone Sluchu [ large preview ]
"Sign depicted on military machinery in Krakov, Poland it says “Protect your ears”." Licensed: CC by-sa. Photo taken by Giuseppe Costanza from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stosuj-ochrone-sluchu

Velobikesignage

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - velobikesignage

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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