Public and State Building 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 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 preview ]
"A door to a bakery. Taken in Red Hook, NY." Licensed: All Rights Reserved. Photo taken by Jason Hoyt from USA.

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

Pruno 19

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pruno-19

Telegraphs postoffice telephones

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - telegraphs-postoffice-telephones

In Loving Memory

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - in-loving-memory

Vatican entrance

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - vatican-entrance

Wasser nr label

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wasser-nr-label

Tourist Information Sign

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - tourist-information-sign

Enclosure

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - enclosure

Atelier

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - atelier

Jersey Building Sign

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - jersey-building-sign

Dual language board

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dual-language-board

Wayang Orang Bharata

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wayang-orang-bharata

Madame Tussaud London logo

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

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

Architect’s Gateway

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - architects-gateway

Owners temple signage

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - owners-temple-signage

Council Chambers

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - council-chambers

Vikings

Vikings [ large preview ]
"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 Dizon from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - vikings

Stained glass

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stained-glass

District President Sign

District President Sign [ large preview ]
"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-sign

Police Station Sign

Police Station Sign [ large preview ]
"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-sign

City of Burlington

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - city-of-burlington

Pyhakoski hydroelectric dam signage

Pyhakoski hydroelectric dam signage [ large preview ]
"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 Birks from Australia.

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

Fire station Leipzig

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fire-station-leipzig

Main post office Leipzig

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

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

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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