Road and Street Signs Part 4

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

Sloppy Road! Drive Slowly

Sloppy Road! Drive Slowly [ large preview ]
"Amusing spelling mistake of a sign in Vietnam." By Eddie Wong from Ireland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sloppy-road-drive-slowly

Japanese Roadworks in Snow Country

Japanese Roadworks in Snow Country [ large preview ]
"Short description of the photo." Licensed: SmashingMag Comp Use Only. By Anthony Edge from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - japanese-roadworks-in-snow-country

Way to cities of Saudi Arabia

Way to cities of Saudi Arabia [ large preview ]
"A sign board, showing the way to some cities of Saudi Arabia." By Waseef Akhtar from Saudi Arabia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - way-to-cities-of-saudi-arabia

Street

Street [ large preview ]
"The Photo Street, was shot in the city center." By Francielle Rodrigues Carvalho from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - street

Professor hesabi house

Professor hesabi house [ large preview ]
"Taken from sign which show Professor Hesabi’s house in Vali e asr St." Photo taken by Arash Haji Vaziri from Iran.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - professor-hesabi-house

Icelandic road map sign

Icelandic road map sign [ large preview ]
"This is what it looks like if you’re trying to find a way to one of dozens of farms in the Icelandic outback. It’s detailed." Photo taken by Caroline Baumann from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - icelandic-road-map-sign

Cuidad Guatemala

Cuidad Guatemala [ large preview ]
"Entrada a la cuidad de Guatemala." Licensed: Attribution. By Jose Carlos Juarez from Guatemala.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - cuidad-guatemala

Avenue charles malek

Avenue charles malek [ large preview ]
"Street signage leading to Charles Malek avenue." Photo taken by Ramy Sader from Lebanon.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - avenue-charles-malek

Amsterdam centraal

Amsterdam centraal [ large preview ]
"Road signs in Amsterdam, The Nederlands." Licensed: Copyrighted. By Jorge Arce from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - amsterdam-centraal

Wait watch walk

Wait watch walk [ large preview ]
By Mayur Mutha from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wait-watch-walk

Pasila

Pasila [ large preview ]
"Pasila is a part of Helsinki, Finland." Licensed: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND. By Matias Korhonen from Finland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pasila

Walking Contrast

Walking Contrast [ large preview ]
"I was struck by the contrast between the many pedestrian crossing signs and the disabled access sign." Licensed: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND. By Matias Korhonen from Finland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - walking-contrast

Camel Crossing Doha Qatar

Camel Crossing Doha Qatar [ large preview ]
"This Photo was taken outside Doha, Qatar." Photo taken by Rick Smith from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - camel-crossing-doha-qatar

No horns Qatar

No horns Qatar [ large preview ]
"This Photo was taken in Doha, Qatar." Photo taken by Rick Smith from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - no-horns-qatar

All Dogs Go To Heaven

All Dogs Go To Heaven [ large preview ]
"When I saw this adorable sign pointing up the first thing that came to mind was “All dogs go to heaven” I’m sure it had a far different meaning, but thats what it meant to me." Photo taken by Megan Leppington from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - all-dogs-go-to-heaven

Cycle track

Cycle track [ large preview ]
"Its a sign to show the cycle track but as we can see in the picture the cyclist takes the other way to go rather than using the actual track." Photo taken by Sitanshu Nath from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - cycle-track-

Somerset St New Brunswick, NJ

Somerset St New Brunswick, NJ [ large preview ]
"Typical New Brunswick." Licensed: gnu-gpl v3. By Kevin Mulvey from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - somerset-st-new-brunswick-nj

Roundabout lanes

Roundabout lanes [ large preview ]
"Pick the correct lane before entering the roundabout." Photo taken by Jonri Rothwell from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - roundabout-lanes

Where is Cognac?

Where is Cognac? [ large preview ]
"Cognac’s direction sign in both way. Don’t Seems to be quite obvious? Should be alcool…." Licensed: All copyrights: Vincent Zaugg. By Vincent Zaugg from Switzerland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - where-is-cognac

Official Goodbye

Official Goodbye [ large preview ]
"When people leave your country you want to give them an official goodbye. Photo taken on the border between Syria and Jordan." Licensed: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons. By Jeroen Panjer from The Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - official-goodbye

Wrong way mate!

Wrong way mate! [ large preview ]
"Vintage 35mm film camera expired black and white film. Madrid night." Photo taken by Edward Olive from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wrong-way-mate

Walk in lines

Walk in lines [ large preview ]
"A Chinest character just painted on the groung that means ‘walk’." Photo taken by Chao-ping Chen from Taiwan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - walk-in-lines

Kangaroo crossing signage

Kangaroo crossing signage [ large preview ]
"This sign is a kangaroo crossing sign taken in the Singapore Zoological Gardens." Licensed: I will retain copyright of my entries at all times and must be credited alongside my picture should my picture be displayed in connection with this contest. Photo taken by Grace Ng Xin Yi from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - kangaroo-crossing-signage

School sign

School sign [ large preview ]
"Sign for school with speed limit but i think noobody see it." Licensed: Free. By Vahid Smajlagic from BiH.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - school-sign

Schilderwald

Schilderwald [ large preview ]
"Too many signs in one place." Photo taken by Alexander Willkomn from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - schilderwald

Bike braves floods

Bike braves floods [ large preview ]
"This sign along the Loire river, near Tours, can be changed depending on the level of the river in order to block the access to the bicycle track. We actually turned it around just for the photo :-)." License: CC NC BY SA. By Adrian from France.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bike-braves-floods

Pedestrian

Pedestrian [ large preview ]
"Pedestrian button in Luxembourg." By Michael Komm from Czech republic.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pedestrian

closed-temporarily

closed-temporarily [ large preview ]
"Road signage in New York City, telling you how you will feel when you read it." By Flip Flap Man from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - closed-temporarily

Park your wife here

Park your wife here [ large preview ]
"Parking sign near IKEA Groningen, I haven’t got a clue what it tries to communicate" By Danny Ruchtie from The Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - park-your-wife-here

Can’t touch this

Can’t touch this [ large preview ]
"Shot outside Göteborg, Sweden." Photo taken by Gustaf Carlberg from Sweden.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - cant-touch-this

Dont go right

Dont go right [ large preview ]
"Signs on a freeway in Lima Peru." Photo taken by Rodrigo Apolaya from Peru.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dont-go-right

Head access

Head access [ large preview ]
"A gate from Cluj-Napoca, Romania." Photo taken by Ioan Ginsca from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - head-access

Hamburg by car and bike

Hamburg by car and bike [ large preview ]
"It’s a great, easy to understand sign for locals and tourists." Photo taken by Mariusz Pianowski from Hamburg/Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hamburg-by-car-and-bike

Confusion corner

Confusion corner [ large preview ]
"Confusion corner is an extremely difficult intersection to navigate, with many different directions to take. This sign is famous for it’s simplification of the intersection, as well as being the logo for an HBO show, “Less than Kind”." Photo taken by Danny Wood from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - confusion-corner

HongKong Disneyland

HongKong Disneyland [ large preview ]
"A very simple yet very descriptive icon to HongKong Disneyland." Photo taken by Donna Harapan from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hongkong-disneyland

Sign to Nowhere

Sign to Nowhere [ large preview ]
"Taken riding one of the many trams in the city." Photo taken by Jimmy Kim from South Korea.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sign-to-nowhere

Learning to cross

Learning to cross [ large preview ]
"Crosswalk sign that should be above the button." Photo taken by Jonri Rothwell from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - learning-to-cross

Turn right signal

Turn right signal [ large preview ]
"Lady, you are going to the wrong way! It seems Mcdonald will let you go to the wrong way :)." Licensed: © Vickieabby. All right reserved. By Vickie Abby from Macau,China.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - turn-right-signal

English slope advice

English slope advice [ large preview ]
"Second photo of the story. The English sign shows the rising percentage and advices the reader how best ride out the trouble." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution. By Mauro Bennici from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - english-slope-advice

Look right

Look right [ large preview ]
"Pedestrian instructions." Photo taken by Travers Smyth from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - look-right

Beacon of Instruction

Beacon of Instruction [ large preview ]
"The stoplights that are at a nearby street. Taken with pentax k1000." Photo taken by Daniel Kao from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - beacon-of-instruction

Tandem signage

Tandem signage [ large preview ]
"Strange tandem signage in Spain." Photo taken by Jonas Ginter from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - tandem-signage

Hangon

Hangon [ large preview ]
"Street light in vancouver, bc." Photo taken by darius abulencia from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hangon

Walkpretty

Walkpretty [ large preview ]
"Street light in vancouver, bc." Photo taken by darius abulencia from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - walkpretty

Taxi Queue place

Taxi Queue place [ large preview ]
"This photo is a place for taxi queue in one of a building in Jakarta, Indonesia." Licensed: License by Ihsan Rama. By Ihsan Rama from Indonesia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - taxi-queue-place

Pedalbike and scooter lanes

Pedalbike and scooter lanes [ large preview ]
"It is the simple pictures that let an englishman like me survive in a Chinese speaking nation." Licensed: Creative Commons. By Pat Cullen from Taiwan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pedalbike-and-scooter-lanes

Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan [ large preview ]
"Ballyvaughan, Ireland." By Mary Lemcke from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ballyvaughan

combined-signs

combined-signs [ large preview ]
"Combined signs in Catania Italy." Photo taken by Bogdan Attila from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - combined-signs

Advise highway

Advise highway [ large preview ]
"highway marker about speed limitation." By NUnub from France.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - advise-highway

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!

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Katrín Svana Eyþórsdóttir is a media artist and designer from Iceland. You can follow her on twitter.

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    Can i use “WRONG WAY MATE!” photo in my website?

    Thanks.

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