Other 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 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 preview2 ]
"Only in America would you find signs like this on a Highway!" Photo taken by Riyad Mustapha3 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - religion4

Security

Security [ large preview5 ]
"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 Maj6 from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - security7

Wall wood

Wall wood [ large preview8 ]
"When someone dies, close family sets act of death on street wood." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Vahid Smajlagic129 from BiH.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wall-wood10

Bridge wall

Bridge wall [ large preview11 ]
"”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 Smajlagic129 from BiH.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bridge-wall13

Hochofen

Hochofen [ large preview14 ]
"Old industrial sign in Duisburg (Germany)." Photo taken by Alexander Willkomn15 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hochofen16

If a bird could speak

If a bird could speak [ large preview17 ]
"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-speak18

Human Rights Articles in Berlin

Human Rights Articles in Berlin [ large preview19 ]
"Huge explanade with the articles of the human rights." Photo taken by Rafael Camarenna20 from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - human-rights-articles-in-berlin21

Enter play engraved in concrete

Enter play engraved in concrete [ large preview22 ]
"The Silophone, a concrete sculpture in Old Port Montreal." Photo taken by Vincent Nageotte23 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - enter-play-engraved-in-concrete24

Firehouse 55

Firehouse 55 [ large preview25 ]
"Beautiful typography and architectural details create an interesting entrance to an old NY firehouse." Photo taken by Nicole Newton2926 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - firehouse-5527

Shining NYC Address

Shining NYC Address [ large preview28 ]
"This sleek and modern address located outside a Manhattan loft caught my eye late one night." Photo taken by Nicole Newton2926 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - shining-nyc-address30

Pier 54

Pier 54 [ large preview31 ]
"Entrance to Cunard Cruise Lines Where the Carpathia docked with Titanic survivors." Photo taken by Nick Eglevsky from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pier-5432

“Step. No Step.”

“Step. No Step.” [ large preview33 ]
"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 Biffar34 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - step-no-step35

Graphic Design Students That Way

Graphic Design Students That Way [ large preview36 ]
"A laser cut sign detailing the location of the SCCC 2010 graphic design students’ work." Photo taken by Chelsey Scheffe4037 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - graphic-design-students-that-way38

Megabox Reflective

Megabox Reflective [ large preview39 ]
"Taken in Beijing. A reflective and luminescent sign." Photo taken by Chelsey Scheffe4037 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - megabox-reflective41

Sonnenberg

Sonnenberg [ large preview42 ]
"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 Bush43 from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sonnenberg44

Lighthouse veli rat signage

Lighthouse veli rat signage [ large preview45 ]
"Photo is taken at Veli Rat lighthouse in Croatia." Photo taken by Jurica Matesic46 from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - lighthouse-veli-rat-signage47

Fishing boat Torquay

Fishing boat Torquay [ large preview48 ]
"Traditional fishing boat Torquay Devon UK." Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fishing-boat-torquay49

Diese…

Diese… [ large preview50 ]
"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 Jensen51 from Denmark.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - diese...52

Sign to freedom

Sign to freedom [ large preview53 ]
"The hand sign for I love you." License: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Gareth Shapiro54 from England.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sign-to-freedom55

Manly Beach Surf Rescue

Manly Beach Surf Rescue [ large preview56 ]
"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-rescue57

Chinese to English Translation Fail

Chinese to English Translation Fail [ large preview58 ]
"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 Chang59 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - chinese-to-english-translation-fail60

Rock signage

Rock signage [ large preview61 ]
"Small signage at Tokyo Imperial Palace." Photo taken by Luca62 from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - rock-signage63

Chinese typo

Chinese typo [ large preview64 ]
"Chinese signs shot on a huge metal bell in Bejing." Photo taken by Jonas Ginter65 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - chinese-typo66

Plane table opener

Plane table opener [ large preview67 ]
"Back of a plane sit, the arrows indicate how to open the table." Licensed: CC by-sa. Photo taken by Giuseppe Costanza7168 from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - plane-table-opener69

Stosuj Ochrone Sluchu

Stosuj Ochrone Sluchu [ large preview70 ]
"Sign depicted on military machinery in Krakov, Poland it says “Protect your ears”." Licensed: CC by-sa. Photo taken by Giuseppe Costanza7168 from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stosuj-ochrone-sluchu72

Velobikesignage

Velobikesignage [ large preview73 ]
"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 Morin74 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - velobikesignage75

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/religion/full_religion.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.riyadmustapha.com
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/religion/full_religion.jpg
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/security/full_security.jpg
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/lazy_lazy_dog/
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/security/full_security.jpg
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/wall-wood/full_wall-wood.jpg
  9. 9 http://www.fuj.ba
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/wall-wood/full_wall-wood.jpg
  11. 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bridge-wall/full_bridge-wall.jpg
  12. 12 http://www.fuj.ba
  13. 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bridge-wall/full_bridge-wall.jpg
  14. 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/hochofen/full_hochofen.jpg
  15. 15 http://www.awillkomm.de
  16. 16 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/hochofen/full_hochofen.jpg
  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/if-a-bird-could-speak/full_at-the-beach.jpg
  18. 18 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/if-a-bird-could-speak/full_at-the-beach.jpg
  19. 19 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/human-rights-articles-in-berlin/full_human-rights-articles-berlin.jpg
  20. 20 http://www.camarenna.com
  21. 21 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/human-rights-articles-in-berlin/full_human-rights-articles-berlin.jpg
  22. 22 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/enter-play-engraved-in-concrete/full_enter-play-engraved-in-concrete.jpg
  23. 23 http://www.vincentnageotte.com
  24. 24 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/enter-play-engraved-in-concrete/full_enter-play-engraved-in-concrete.jpg
  25. 25 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/firehouse-55/full_firehouse-55.jpg
  26. 26 http://www.creativeleakdesigns.com
  27. 27 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/firehouse-55/full_firehouse-55.jpg
  28. 28 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/shining-nyc-address/full_shining-nyc-address.jpg
  29. 29 http://www.creativeleakdesigns.com
  30. 30 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/shining-nyc-address/full_shining-nyc-address.jpg
  31. 31 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/pier-54/full_pier-54.jpg
  32. 32 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/pier-54/full_pier-54.jpg
  33. 33 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/step-no-step/full_f18hornet_step_no_step.jpg
  34. 34 http://www.wesbiffar.net
  35. 35 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/step-no-step/full_f18hornet_step_no_step.jpg
  36. 36 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/graphic-design-students-that-way/full_graphic-design-students-that-way.jpg
  37. 37 http://www.chelseyscheffe.com/photography
  38. 38 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/graphic-design-students-that-way/full_graphic-design-students-that-way.jpg
  39. 39 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/megabox-reflective/full_megabox-reflective.jpg
  40. 40 http://www.chelseyscheffe.com/photography
  41. 41 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/megabox-reflective/full_megabox-reflective.jpg
  42. 42 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/sonnenberg/full_sonneberg.jpg
  43. 43 http://www.lkbush.com
  44. 44 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/sonnenberg/full_sonneberg.jpg
  45. 45 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lighthouse-veli-rat-signage/full_lighthouse-veli-rat-signage.jpg
  46. 46 http:///
  47. 47 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lighthouse-veli-rat-signage/full_lighthouse-veli-rat-signage.jpg
  48. 48 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fishing-boat-torquay/full_fishing-boat-torquay.jpg
  49. 49 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fishing-boat-torquay/full_fishing-boat-torquay.jpg
  50. 50 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/diese/full_diese.jpg
  51. 51 http://www.juicylight.com
  52. 52 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/diese/full_diese.jpg
  53. 53 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/sign-to-freedom/full_sign-to-freedom.jpg
  54. 54 http://www.garethshapiro.com
  55. 55 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/sign-to-freedom/full_sign-to-freedom.jpg
  56. 56 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/manly-beach-surf-rescue/full_manly-beach-pierre-von-schmytt.jpg
  57. 57 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/manly-beach-surf-rescue/full_manly-beach-pierre-von-schmytt.jpg
  58. 58 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chinese-to-english-translation-fail/full_chinese-to-english-translation-fail.jpg
  59. 59 http://www.flickr.com/people/radchang
  60. 60 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chinese-to-english-translation-fail/full_chinese-to-english-translation-fail.jpg
  61. 61 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/rock-signage/full_rock-signage.jpg
  62. 62 http://zizzl.tumblr.com/
  63. 63 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/rock-signage/full_rock-signage.jpg
  64. 64 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chinese-typo/full_chinese-typography.jpg
  65. 65 http://www.jonasginter.de
  66. 66 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chinese-typo/full_chinese-typography.jpg
  67. 67 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/plane-table-opener/full_plane-table-opener.jpg
  68. 68 http://www.giuseppecostanza.it/
  69. 69 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/plane-table-opener/full_plane-table-opener.jpg
  70. 70 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stosuj-ochrone-sluchu/full_stosuj-ochrone--sluchu.jpg
  71. 71 http://www.giuseppecostanza.it/
  72. 72 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stosuj-ochrone-sluchu/full_stosuj-ochrone--sluchu.jpg
  73. 73 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/velobikesignage/full_velobikesignage.jpg
  74. 74 http://www.chrixmorix.com
  75. 75 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/velobikesignage/full_velobikesignage.jpg
  76. 76 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-1/
  77. 77 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-2/
  78. 78 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-and-promotional-signs-part-1/
  79. 79 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-branding-and-promotional-signs-part-2/
  80. 80 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/corporate-logos-and-brand-signs/
  81. 81 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-1/
  82. 82 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-2/
  83. 83 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-1/
  84. 84 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  85. 85 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
  86. 86 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-1/
  87. 87 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-2/
  88. 88 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-1/
  89. 89 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-2/
  90. 90 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-3/
  91. 91 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-1/
  92. 92 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  93. 93 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
  94. 94 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/monument-and-memorial-signs/
  95. 95 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-1/
  96. 96 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-2/
  97. 97 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-1/
  98. 98 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-2/
  99. 99 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-1/
  100. 100 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-2/
  101. 101 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-3/
  102. 102 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-4/
  103. 103 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-5/
  104. 104 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/school-and-park-signs/
  105. 105 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-1/
  106. 106 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-2/
  107. 107 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-3/
  108. 108 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-1/
  109. 109 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-2/
  110. 110 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-3/
  111. 111 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-4/
  112. 112 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-1/
  113. 113 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-2/
  114. 114 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/underground-signs/
  115. 115 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-1/
  116. 116 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-2/
  117. 117 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-3/
  118. 118 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-4/
  119. 119 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-5/
  120. 120 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-1/
  121. 121 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-2/
  122. 122 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-1/
  123. 123 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-2/
  124. 124 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/welcome-signs/
  125. 125 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  126. 126 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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