Road and Street 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 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 preview2 ]
"Rusty STOP sign found nearby my house at the countryside." Photo taken by Bogdan Teodorescu3 from Romania.

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Stop and Stare

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"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 Fullerton6 from Scotland.

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Stop

Stop [ large preview228 ]
"Though you have wheels you have to know where to stop." Photo taken by Md. Zabir Hasan329 from Bangladesh.

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Stop Car

Stop Car [ large preview11 ]
"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 Ong1512 from Philippines.

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Stop People

Stop People [ large preview14 ]
"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 Ong1512 from Philippines.

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Stop di emergenza

Stop di emergenza [ large preview17 ]
"Emergency stop for industrial machinery depicted in a wineyard company in Sicily, Italy." Licensed: CC by-sa. Photo taken by Giuseppe Costanza18 from Italy.

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Touristic bus

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"Bus stop sign." Photo taken by Bogdan Judit from Italy.

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Stop

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"Stop sign in Tunisia." Photo taken by Mario Poje23 from Croatia.

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World’s Largest Truck Stop

World’s Largest Truck Stop [ large preview25 ]
"The road sign showcasing The World’s Largest Truck Stop in Iowa." Photo taken by Jennifer Hollister4626 from USA.

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Please Halt

Please Halt [ large preview28 ]
"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 Kao29 from USA.

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Bump

Bump [ large preview31 ]
"Sometime a little bump on the road can save you." Photo taken by Md. Zabir Hasan329 from Bangladesh.

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No Estacionamiento (parking) sign Buenos Aires Argentina

No Estacionamiento (parking) sign Buenos Aires Argentina [ large preview34 ]
"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 Juniper35 from Australia.

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Parking to the third

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"Three parking signs visible from one location, each serving its own purpose." Photo taken by Joralyn Zaballero from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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PublicParking

PublicParking [ large preview39 ]
"The mixture of textures, color and type that I found in German Village, Columbus, Ohio. Taken with iPhone." Photo taken by Phil Franks4340 from USA.

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ParkingGarage 2

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"You can always find the best type in parking garages! Taken with iPhone." Photo taken by Phil Franks4340 from USA.

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Public Garage Parking

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"Sign for public parking in downtown Denver, CO." Photo taken by Jennifer Hollister4626 from USA.

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Client parking lot

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"Parking lot for clients." Photo taken by Comsa Antonia from Romania.

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This way to basement parking

This way to basement parking [ large preview50 ]
"A parking signage showing the way to the basement parking at SMX Convention Center." Photo taken by Drexel Dennis Sineneng from Philippines.

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No Parking on Grass

No Parking on Grass [ large preview52 ]
"Sign in parking lot at Smith Family Luau in Kauai, Hawaii." Photo taken by Heather Evans53 from USA.

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Bike parking sign

Bike parking sign [ large preview55 ]
"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 Milos56 from Greece.

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Parking without words

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"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 Wood59 from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

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Parkingarrow

Parkingarrow [ large preview61 ]
"Business sign with an arron in a blue circle pointing towards the parking building." By Carmen Sosia from USA.

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2 Hours Free Parking Building Signage

2 Hours Free Parking Building Signage [ large preview63 ]
"Signage indicating customers are entitled to 2 hours free parking at the basement." By Marcelo Paulo64 from Philippines.

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Sign out parking

Sign out parking [ large preview66 ]
"Sunset exit sign on a parking." By NUnub67 from France.

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Parking Fin

Parking Fin [ large preview69 ]
"End of parking sign." License: All Rights Reserved. By Cornelius Dorgan70 from Luxembourg.

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Cryptic writings

Cryptic writings [ large preview72 ]
"Letters in a parking garace in Helsinki. Not very informative." By Erkki Punttila73 from Finland.

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Paid parking Sofia, Bulgaria

Paid parking Sofia, Bulgaria [ large preview75 ]
"One of the many rusty paid parking signs in Bulgaria’s capital city." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution License. By Dimitar Nikolov76 from Bulgaria.

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Parking in Siberia

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"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 Rayment79 from England.

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Don’t even think of parking here

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"The picture was taken in NYC in 2009." By Stefan Vogel82 from Germany.

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Heavenly Parking

Heavenly Parking [ large preview84 ]
"Parking sign (Malta)." By Chris Purnell85 from UK.

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Compact

Compact [ large preview87 ]
"Parking space for compact car." By Melvin Soe88 from USA.

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P for Pig

P for Pig [ large preview90 ]
"Saw this in Vietnam at a Parking space. Amused how the folks try to vandalise neatly." By Chow Ying Yi from Singapore.

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Par king

Par king [ large preview92 ]
"Royalistic parking signage in New York City, reminding you of who car drivers truly are." By Flip Flap Man93 from United States.

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Washingthon

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"No standing or parking anytime." By Vasovic from France.

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Walking sign and shadow

Walking sign and shadow [ large preview97 ]
"Pathway in a parking lot, Montreal." By Vincent Nageotte98 from Canada.

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Reserved for the Suits

Reserved for the Suits [ large preview100 ]
"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 Bequette101 from USA.

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No parking

No parking [ large preview103 ]
"Hand painted sign." By Travers Smyth104 from UK.

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No Parking No Kidding

No Parking No Kidding [ large preview106 ]
"”No Parking” sign from New York." Licensed: cc by-nc-sa. By Hercules Papatheodorou107 from Greece.

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Parking Sign

Parking Sign [ large preview109 ]
"Parking Sign in Mexico." By Ifat Hod from Israel.

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Tender Parking

Tender Parking [ large preview111 ]
"Tenderloin, San Francisco Parking Garage." By John Seven112 from USA.

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Pay and park

Pay and park [ large preview114 ]
"Parking lot sign." By Hjörvar Þór Sævarsson from Iceland.

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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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