Road and Street Signs Part 3

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

Through The Glass

Through The Glass [ large preview2 ]
"This parking sign can be seen from both sides of the glass. How efficient!" By Priscilla Barcellos from USA.

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Iceland traffic sign Reykjavík

Iceland traffic sign Reykjavík [ large preview4 ]
"A traffic sign in Reykjavík on Laugavegur (the main road) saying that you will get towed away for parking." By Alexander Clemm625 from Germany.

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Parking Level Signage

Parking Level Signage [ large preview7 ]
"Parking garage level indicators." By Jay Samson8 from USA.

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Parkwell Plaza Parkage

Parkwell Plaza Parkage [ large preview10 ]
"Parking location of Parkwell." Licensed: CC-BY-SA 3.0. By Luya Tshimbalanga11 from Canada.

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Market Parking

Market Parking [ large preview13 ]
"Market Parking and the back of one of the Public Market signs in Seattle, WA." By Derek Hollister14 from USA.

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Single Arrow Multiple Use

Single Arrow Multiple Use [ large preview16 ]
"This is a photography shot in Pune city, in Maharashtra, India. These are the signage boards used by road side workers to divert the traffic when they do the repair work for the road. For the same they use a ‘use diversion board’ with a single white arrow painted on the board in a specific direction. The need is that the repair work has to happen on both the sides of the road and the problem they face is that they have a single white arrow painted board which works only in one direction, but when they work on the other part of of the road the same board cannot be used. They use a chalk to draw and modify the direction exisiting arrow so it suits the purpose when they block the other side of the road. It is quite facinating how a road side worker has arrived at a visual solution which solves the problem." By Mandar Rane17 from India.

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Breakdance dont walk

Breakdance dont walk [ large preview19 ]
"East Side Manhattan traffic light." Licensed: No commercial use. By Nacho San Nicolás López from Spain.

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Traffic light signal

Traffic light signal [ large preview21 ]
"Obey Traffic Signals! The traffic light in paris is so cute! green color like a tired man XD." Licensed: © Vickieabby. All right reserved. By Vickie Abby22 from Macau, China.

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Life

Life [ large preview24 ]
"The traffic light tree (London) and surronding giving signals in differnt directions, opening and closing many roads at the same time to me it is similar to Life." By Hazem Lashin from UK.

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Which Way

Which Way [ large preview26 ]
"The traffic light tree (London) here could repesent the confusion we face in our lives deciding which way to go." By Hazem Lashin from UK.

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Confusion

Confusion [ large preview28 ]
"The traffic light tree (London) with the cars in the round about shows the confusion we face in life." By Hazem Lashin from UK.

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Art arret traffic sign

Art arret traffic sign [ large preview30 ]
"A “Stop” traffic sign in Quebec turned into an “ART” sign." By Vincent Nageotte31 from Canada.

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Speed Humps

Speed Humps [ large preview3533 ]
"This photo describes Speed Humps are placed across the road to slow traffic and to prevent cars from speeding before and after the hump." By Ramkumar B from India.

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Speed Humps

Speed Humps [ large preview3533 ]
"This photo describes Speed Humps are placed across the road to slow traffic and to prevent cars from speeding before and after the hump." By Ramkumar B from India.

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Speed limit

Speed limit [ large preview37 ]
"An ignored speed limit sign." Licensed: Copyright. By Aamir Kapasi38 from India.

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Traffic Signal at Bus park

Traffic Signal at Bus park [ large preview40 ]
"National Naya (New) Bus Park, Kathmandu, Nepal." By Jimba Tamang41 from Nepal.

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Snowy pedestrian light

Snowy pedestrian light [ large preview43 ]
"Pedestrian traffic light in Vauxhall, London." Licensed: CC by-sa. By Giuseppe Costanza44 from Italy.

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Look right left

Look right left [ large preview46 ]
"Advice on a street in australia for pedestrians to take care of the traffic." By Iris Beiderhase47 from Germany.

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Petrol pump desert

Petrol pump desert [ large preview49 ]
"Hooded traffic sign with ducktape." By Derk Peter de Rijk5350 from Dutch.

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Abduction this way

Abduction this way [ large preview52 ]
"Hooded traffic sign with ducktape." By Derk Peter de Rijk5350 from Dutch.

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Abduction this way out

Abduction this way out [ large preview55 ]
"Hooded traffic sign with ducktape." By Derk Peter de Rrijk56 from Dutch.

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Icelandic glacier road impassable

Icelandic glacier road impassable [ large preview58 ]
"Traffic signs in the Icelandic outback giving you the advice not to use these roads." By Werner Clemm59 from Germany.

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Icelandic traffic signs in outback

Icelandic traffic signs in outback [ large preview61 ]
"Just a traffic sign in the Icelandic outback to alert everybody that it’s not possible to view the opposing traffic." By Alexander Clemm625 from Germany.

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Watch out for the chocolate traffic sign in Madagascar

Watch out for the chocolate traffic sign in Madagascar [ large preview64 ]
"A traffic sign and a another sign announcing chocolate and dairy products Socolait appear on the same post in Antsirabe, a city south of Antananarive. The photo have been taken this year during my three week trip through Madagascar." By Silvia Cano Garcia65 from Spain.

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Semaforo en sentido contrario

Semaforo en sentido contrario [ large preview67 ]
"Look the direction of the street, the direction of the cars and the direction of the traffic lights." By Luis M. Braganza B.68 from Argentina.

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Arrow car park

Arrow car park [ large preview70 ]
"A painted arrow indicating traffic flow at Stoke-on-Trent City Council Civic Centre multi-storey car park.." License: Copyright Ollie Connor 2010. All rights reserved. Image is licensed for display only, and must be displayed with an image credit.. By Ollie Connor71 from England, United Kingdom.

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Camden Lock

Camden Lock [ large preview73 ]
"This picture was taken when i was in London looking around Camden Market,I saw the red London bus and thought it would make a great photo so i waited for the traffic until the bus reached camden lock sign.I like the graffiti art that is painted of the bridge also." By Sarah Jacobs74 from England.

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NYC Signscraper

NYC Signscraper [ large preview76 ]
"Navigating & exploring my way around New York City." By Lee Painter from England.

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Forgotten, But Not Gone

Forgotten, But Not Gone [ large preview78 ]
"Spotted this sign one morning in June 2010. There was no pay phone anywhere to be found. Actually, this icon would be a great idea for a t-shirt. That way, when you walk around and have your cell phone on you, folks will know where the nearest phone is." By Goran Halusa79 from USA.

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Corner in Primary

Corner in Primary [ large preview81 ]
"A highway billboard in New Mexico getting a fresh coat of primary colors." Licensed: Copyright. By Gavin Todes8582 from USA.

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I’d Like to Solve the Puzzle

I’d Like to Solve the Puzzle [ large preview84 ]
"An old Texaco sign somewhere in New Mexico." Licensed: Copyright. By Gavin Todes8582 from USA.

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Bicycles in the streets and cars to the river

Bicycles in the streets and cars to the river [ large preview87 ]
"Funny photo of a bridge in Nuns’ Island, Montreal." By Raul Dario Acosta88 from Canada.

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Respect Signs

Respect Signs [ large preview90 ]
"Sign remembering drivers to respect it…" By Julio Di Nicola91 from Spain.

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Festographics

Festographics [ large preview93 ]
"A hindu festival. The devotees performing a ritual called ‘Dondi’ on the roads of kolkata." By Rajesh Dhar from India.

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Festsign

Festsign [ large preview95 ]
"A hindu festival. The devotees performing a ritual called ‘Dondi’ on the roads of kolkata." By Rajesh Dhar from India.

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Tunisia SaltLake Curve

Tunisia SaltLake Curve [ large preview97 ]
"Photo was shot in Tunisia along one of the long, relatively straight motorways running through a dry salt-lake bed." By Matt Miles98 from United Kingdom.

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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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    this sight is retarded

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