Road and Street 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 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).

Road / Street Signs

Rusty STOP Sign

Rusty STOP Sign [ large preview ]
"Rusty STOP sign found nearby my house at the countryside." Photo taken by Bogdan Teodorescu from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - rusty-stop-sign

Stop and Stare

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stop-and-stare

Stop

Stop [ large preview ]
"Though you have wheels you have to know where to stop." Photo taken by Md. Zabir Hasan from Bangladesh.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stop

Stop Car

Stop Car [ large preview ]
"This picture was taken at the Mall of Asia, using a Canon 500d. The shutter speed was set low to make the moving cars blurred." Photo taken by Eleanor Ong from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stop-car

Stop People

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stop-people

Stop di emergenza

Stop di emergenza [ large preview ]
"Emergency stop for industrial machinery depicted in a wineyard company in Sicily, Italy." Licensed: CC by-sa. Photo taken by Giuseppe Costanza from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stop-di-emergenza

Touristic bus

Touristic bus [ large preview ]
"Bus stop sign." Photo taken by Bogdan Judit from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - touristic-bus

Stop

Stop [ large preview ]
"Stop sign in Tunisia." Photo taken by Mario Poje from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stop

World’s Largest Truck Stop

World’s Largest Truck Stop [ large preview ]
"The road sign showcasing The World’s Largest Truck Stop in Iowa." Photo taken by Jennifer Hollister from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - worlds-largest-truck-stop

Please Halt

Please Halt [ large preview ]
"The stop sign that sits right on the street where I live. Taken on a chilly winter morning with a pentax k100." Photo taken by Daniel Kao from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - please-halt

Bump

Bump [ large preview ]
"Sometime a little bump on the road can save you." Photo taken by Md. Zabir Hasan from Bangladesh.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bump

No Estacionamiento (parking) sign Buenos Aires Argentina

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - no-estacionamiento-(parking)-sign-buenos-aires-argentina

Parking to the third

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parking-to-the-third

PublicParking

PublicParking [ large preview ]
"The mixture of textures, color and type that I found in German Village, Columbus, Ohio. Taken with iPhone." Photo taken by Phil Franks from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - publicparking

ParkingGarage 2

ParkingGarage 2 [ large preview ]
"You can always find the best type in parking garages! Taken with iPhone." Photo taken by Phil Franks from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parkinggarage2

Public Garage Parking

Public Garage Parking [ large preview ]
"Sign for public parking in downtown Denver, CO." Photo taken by Jennifer Hollister from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - public-garage-parking

Client parking lot

Client parking lot [ large preview ]
"Parking lot for clients." Photo taken by Comsa Antonia from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - client-parking-lot

This way to basement parking

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - this-way-to-basement-parking

No Parking on Grass

No Parking on Grass [ large preview ]
"Sign in parking lot at Smith Family Luau in Kauai, Hawaii." Photo taken by Heather Evans from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - no-parking-on-grass

Bike parking sign

Bike parking sign [ large preview ]
"A bike parking sign in the city of Heraklion, watch for the city’s sign up and left." Licensed: Royalty Free. Photo taken by Miljkovic Milos from Greece.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bike-parking-sign

Parking without words

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parking-without-words

Parkingarrow

Parkingarrow [ large preview ]
"Business sign with an arron in a blue circle pointing towards the parking building." By Carmen Sosia from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parkingarrow

2 Hours Free Parking Building Signage

2 Hours Free Parking Building Signage [ large preview ]
"Signage indicating customers are entitled to 2 hours free parking at the basement." By Marcelo Paulo from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - 2-hours-free-parking-building-signage

Sign out parking

Sign out parking [ large preview ]
"Sunset exit sign on a parking." By NUnub from France.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sign-out-parking

Parking Fin

Parking Fin [ large preview ]
"End of parking sign." License: All Rights Reserved. By Cornelius Dorgan from Luxembourg.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parking-fin

Cryptic writings

Cryptic writings [ large preview ]
"Letters in a parking garace in Helsinki. Not very informative." By Erkki Punttila from Finland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - cryptic-writings

Paid parking Sofia, Bulgaria

Paid parking Sofia, Bulgaria [ large preview ]
"One of the many rusty paid parking signs in Bulgaria’s capital city." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution License. By Dimitar Nikolov from Bulgaria.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - paid-parking-sofia-bulgaria

Parking in Siberia

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parking-in-siberia

Don’t even think of parking here

Don’t even think of parking here [ large preview ]
"The picture was taken in NYC in 2009." By Stefan Vogel from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dont-even-think-of-parking-here

Heavenly Parking

Heavenly Parking [ large preview ]
"Parking sign (Malta)." By Chris Purnell from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - heavenly-parking

Compact

Compact [ large preview ]
"Parking space for compact car." By Melvin Soe from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - compact

P for Pig

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - p-for-pig

Par king

Par king [ large preview ]
"Royalistic parking signage in New York City, reminding you of who car drivers truly are." By Flip Flap Man from United States.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - par-king

Washingthon

Washingthon [ large preview ]
"No standing or parking anytime." By Vasovic from France.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - washingthon

Walking sign and shadow

Walking sign and shadow [ large preview ]
"Pathway in a parking lot, Montreal." By Vincent Nageotte from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - walkingsign-and-shadow

Reserved for the Suits

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - reserved-for-the-suits

No parking

No parking [ large preview ]
"Hand painted sign." By Travers Smyth from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - no-parking

No Parking No Kidding

No Parking No Kidding [ large preview ]
"”No Parking” sign from New York." Licensed: cc by-nc-sa. By Hercules Papatheodorou from Greece.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - no-parking---no-kidding

Parking Sign

Parking Sign [ large preview ]
"Parking Sign in Mexico." By Ifat Hod from Israel.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parking-sign

Tender Parking

Tender Parking [ large preview ]
"Tenderloin, San Francisco Parking Garage." By John Seven from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - tender-parking

Pay and park

Pay and park [ large preview ]
"Parking lot sign." By Hjörvar Þór Sævarsson from Iceland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pay-and-park

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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