Public and State Building 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 Public and State Building signs, i.e. signs demostrating and facilitating access to an assortment of public and government buildings. 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).

Public buildings (Museum signs, Library signs, Court signs…)

Bread Line Forms Here

Bread Line Forms Here [ large preview2 ]
"A door to a bakery. Taken in Red Hook, NY." Licensed: All Rights Reserved. Photo taken by Jason Hoyt3 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bread-line-forms-here4

Pruno 19

Pruno 19 [ large preview5 ]
"A street number sign on a home in Pruno, Italy." Photo taken by Jelena Porovic from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pruno-196

Telegraphs postoffice telephones

Telegraphs postoffice telephones [ large preview7 ]
"Signals of a not so far past time." Photo taken by Carla Tomé from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - telegraphs-postoffice-telephones8

In Loving Memory

In Loving Memory [ large preview9 ]
"Sign on a park bench, looked cool to me." License: Creative Commons 3.0 BY-NC-SA. Photo taken by Joe Cianflone10 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - in-loving-memory11

Vatican entrance

Vatican entrance [ large preview12 ]
"Taken as I was standing in line to enter the Vatican." Photo taken by Mindi Leggett from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - vatican-entrance13

Wasser nr label

Wasser nr label [ large preview14 ]
"Index of sewage pit in the town of Erlangen." Photo taken by Mikhail Pchelnikov15 from Russia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wasser-nr-label16

Tourist Information Sign

Tourist Information Sign [ large preview17 ]
"A tourist information sign in Postdam, Germany" Photo taken by Liad Guez18 from Israel.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - tourist-information-sign19

Enclosure

Enclosure [ large preview20 ]
"Enclosure door in a monastery." License: Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivs. Photo taken by Ilaria Benecchi 2421 from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - enclosure22

Atelier

Atelier [ large preview23 ]
"The entrance of an old atelier." License: Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivs. Photo taken by Ilaria Benecchi 2421 from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - atelier25

Jersey Building Sign

Jersey Building Sign [ large preview26 ]
"Jersey St Hellier Building Sign from 1699." Photo taken by Greg Bray27 from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - jersey-building-sign28

Dual language board

Dual language board [ large preview29 ]
"This is how our city language, ‘Marathi’ looks." Photo taken by Mayur Mutha30 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dual-language-board31

Wayang Orang Bharata

Wayang Orang Bharata [ large preview32 ]
"A drapery on the Wayang Orang Bharaha stage. The letters are in the form of old Javanese letters ‘Hanacaraka’." Photo taken by Melisa Hoesain33 from Indonesia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wayang-orang-bharata34

Madame Tussaud London logo

Madame Tussaud London logo [ large preview35 ]
"Madame Tussaud London logo hidden away on the top of the building." Licensed: All Rights Reserved. Photo taken by Lajos Dioszegi36 from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - madame-tussaud-london-logo37

Architect’s Gateway

Architect’s Gateway [ large preview38 ]
"3 doors from the side of a building with signage of what an Architect does." Licensed: Royalty Free (RF) images. Photo taken by Ellson Yap39 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - architects-gateway40

Owners temple signage

Owners temple signage [ large preview41 ]
"Previos owners of temple." Photo taken by Bob Soo Kar Shun42 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - owners-temple-signage43

Council Chambers

Council Chambers [ large preview44 ]
"The sign for the old Council Chambers building in South Queensferry Scotland." Photo taken by Albany Carlson from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - council-chambers45

Vikings

Vikings [ large preview46 ]
"My wife and I went to Disneyworld, Florida for our honeymoon. This shot was taken at the Norwegian pavillion in Epcot Centre." Photo taken by Michael Dave Dizon47 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - vikings48

Stained glass

Stained glass [ large preview49 ]
"Walton Church Street Somerset amazing stained glass text." Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stained-glass50

District President Sign

District President Sign [ large preview51 ]
"A photograph of the colourful sign outside the office for the District President of Ndiwah, Kenya.." Photo taken by Campbell Martin from England.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - district-president-sign52

Police Station Sign

Police Station Sign [ large preview53 ]
"Photograph of the run down sign outside the main police station in Ndiwah, Kenya.." Photo taken by Campbell Martin from England.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - police-station-sign54

City of Burlington

City of Burlington [ large preview55 ]
"Old warehouse down by Lake Champlain in Vermont." Photo taken by Christopher Lisle56 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - city-of-burlington57

Pyhakoski hydroelectric dam signage

Pyhakoski hydroelectric dam signage [ large preview58 ]
"Signage for the Pyhäkoski Hydroelectric Dam, Finland, dating from the mid-20th Centry is still surprisingly modern." License: License (Creative Commons). Photo taken by Julia Birks59 from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pyhakoski-hydroelectric-dam-signage60

Fire station Leipzig

Fire station Leipzig [ large preview61 ]
"Side view of the main fire station doors." Licensed: cc by-sa. Photo taken by Martin Gamnitzer6562 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fire-station-leipzig63

Main post office Leipzig

Main post office Leipzig [ large preview64 ]
"”POST”-lettering at the rear side of the main post office." Licensed: cc by-sa. Photo taken by Martin Gamnitzer6562 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - main-post-office-leipzig66

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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