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 Road and Street signs. A big group of signs that direct and inform the flow of people passing by on the roads of the world. 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).
Stop and Stare [ large preview ]
"During a torrential rain storm, waiting a bus stop I tried to read a road sign upside down. ” Stop” At which point the sun came out presenting a beautiful reflection in a puddle. the gutter is rarely a place to find beauty.." Photo taken by Steven Fullerton from Scotland.
Stop People [ large preview ]
"This picture was taken at the Mall of Asia, using a Canon 500d. The shutter speed was set low to capture a blurred image of the people moving around." Photo taken by Eleanor Ong from Philippines.
Touristic bus [ large preview ]
"Bus stop sign." Photo taken by Bogdan Judit from Italy.
No Estacionamiento (parking) sign Buenos Aires Argentina [ large preview ]
"A no parking (parking is ‘Estactionamiento’ in Spanish) or no ecstasy sign? Buesnos Aires, Argentina." Licensed: Permission for use by Smashing Magazine is granted. Photo taken by Paul Juniper from Australia.
Parking to the third [ large preview ]
"Three parking signs visible from one location, each serving its own purpose." Photo taken by Joralyn Zaballero from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Client parking lot [ large preview ]
"Parking lot for clients." Photo taken by Comsa Antonia from Romania.
This way to basement parking [ large preview ]
"A parking signage showing the way to the basement parking at SMX Convention Center." Photo taken by Drexel Dennis Sineneng from Philippines.
Parking without words [ large preview ]
"A parking sign that is a particularly good example of signage, due to its ability to indicate pay-parking with cash or credit card, without using words." Photo taken by Danny Wood from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Parkingarrow [ large preview ]
"Business sign with an arron in a blue circle pointing towards the parking building." By Carmen Sosia from USA.
Parking in Siberia [ large preview ]
"This made me laugh, n the road to Lensk (Siberia) there was this parking sign. There is absolutely nothing for miles and miles around." By Ewan Rayment from England.
P for Pig [ large preview ]
"Saw this in Vietnam at a Parking space. Amused how the folks try to vandalise neatly." By Chow Ying Yi from Singapore.
Washingthon [ large preview ]
"No standing or parking anytime." By Vasovic from France.
Reserved for the Suits [ large preview ]
"My father worked at this company in the 1970s, and was never able to park here. The factory has been long closed,(and has now been converted into condominiums), but the sign still protects the reserved parking stalls." By Jason Bequette from USA.
Parking Sign [ large preview ]
"Parking Sign in Mexico." By Ifat Hod from Israel.
Pay and park [ large preview ]
"Parking lot sign." By Hjörvar Þór Sævarsson from Iceland.
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!
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