Road and Street Signs Part 4

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

Sloppy Road! Drive Slowly

Sloppy Road! Drive Slowly [ large preview2 ]
"Amusing spelling mistake of a sign in Vietnam." By Eddie Wong3 from Ireland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sloppy-road-drive-slowly4

Japanese Roadworks in Snow Country

Japanese Roadworks in Snow Country [ large preview5 ]
"Short description of the photo." Licensed: SmashingMag Comp Use Only. By Anthony Edge6 from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - japanese-roadworks-in-snow-country7

Way to cities of Saudi Arabia

Way to cities of Saudi Arabia [ large preview8 ]
"A sign board, showing the way to some cities of Saudi Arabia." By Waseef Akhtar9 from Saudi Arabia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - way-to-cities-of-saudi-arabia10

Street

Street [ large preview11 ]
"The Photo Street, was shot in the city center." By Francielle Rodrigues Carvalho from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - street12

Professor hesabi house

Professor hesabi house [ large preview13 ]
"Taken from sign which show Professor Hesabi’s house in Vali e asr St." Photo taken by Arash Haji Vaziri14 from Iran.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - professor-hesabi-house15

Icelandic road map sign

Icelandic road map sign [ large preview16 ]
"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 Baumann17 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - icelandic-road-map-sign18

Cuidad Guatemala

Cuidad Guatemala [ large preview19 ]
"Entrada a la cuidad de Guatemala." Licensed: Attribution. By Jose Carlos Juarez20 from Guatemala.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - cuidad-guatemala21

Avenue charles malek

Avenue charles malek [ large preview22 ]
"Street signage leading to Charles Malek avenue." Photo taken by Ramy Sader23 from Lebanon.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - avenue-charles-malek24

Amsterdam centraal

Amsterdam centraal [ large preview25 ]
"Road signs in Amsterdam, The Nederlands." Licensed: Copyrighted. By Jorge Arce26 from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - amsterdam-centraal27

Wait watch walk

Wait watch walk [ large preview28 ]
By Mayur Mutha29 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wait-watch-walk30

Pasila

Pasila [ large preview31 ]
"Pasila is a part of Helsinki, Finland." Licensed: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND. By Matias Korhonen3532 from Finland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pasila33

Walking Contrast

Walking Contrast [ large preview34 ]
"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 Korhonen3532 from Finland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - walking-contrast36

Camel Crossing Doha Qatar

Camel Crossing Doha Qatar [ large preview37 ]
"This Photo was taken outside Doha, Qatar." Photo taken by Rick Smith38 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - camel-crossing-doha-qatar39

No horns Qatar

No horns Qatar [ large preview40 ]
"This Photo was taken in Doha, Qatar." Photo taken by Rick Smith from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - no-horns-qatar41

All Dogs Go To Heaven

All Dogs Go To Heaven [ large preview42 ]
"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 Leppington43 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - all-dogs-go-to-heaven44

Cycle track

Cycle track [ large preview45 ]
"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 Nath46 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - cycle-track-47

Somerset St New Brunswick, NJ

Somerset St New Brunswick, NJ [ large preview48 ]
"Typical New Brunswick." Licensed: gnu-gpl v3. By Kevin Mulvey49 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - somerset-st-new-brunswick-nj50

Roundabout lanes

Roundabout lanes [ large preview51 ]
"Pick the correct lane before entering the roundabout." Photo taken by Jonri Rothwell10652 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - roundabout-lanes53

Where is Cognac?

Where is Cognac? [ large preview54 ]
"Cognac’s direction sign in both way. Don’t Seems to be quite obvious? Should be alcool…." Licensed: All copyrights: Vincent Zaugg. By Vincent Zaugg55 from Switzerland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - where-is-cognac56

Official Goodbye

Official Goodbye [ large preview57 ]
"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 Panjer58 from The Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - official-goodbye59

Wrong way mate!

Wrong way mate! [ large preview60 ]
"Vintage 35mm film camera expired black and white film. Madrid night." Photo taken by Edward Olive61 from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wrong-way-mate62

Walk in lines

Walk in lines [ large preview63 ]
"A Chinest character just painted on the groung that means ‘walk’." Photo taken by Chao-ping Chen64 from Taiwan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - walk-in-lines65

Kangaroo crossing signage

Kangaroo crossing signage [ large preview66 ]
"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-signage67

School sign

School sign [ large preview68 ]
"Sign for school with speed limit but i think noobody see it." Licensed: Free. By Vahid Smajlagic69 from BiH.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - school-sign70

Schilderwald

Schilderwald [ large preview71 ]
"Too many signs in one place." Photo taken by Alexander Willkomn72 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - schilderwald73

Bike braves floods

Bike braves floods [ large preview74 ]
"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 Adrian75 from France.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bike-braves-floods76

Pedestrian

Pedestrian [ large preview77 ]
"Pedestrian button in Luxembourg." By Michael Komm78 from Czech republic.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pedestrian79

closed-temporarily

closed-temporarily [ large preview80 ]
"Road signage in New York City, telling you how you will feel when you read it." By Flip Flap Man81 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - closed-temporarily82

Park your wife here

Park your wife here [ large preview83 ]
"Parking sign near IKEA Groningen, I haven’t got a clue what it tries to communicate" By Danny Ruchtie84 from The Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - park-your-wife-here85

Can’t touch this

Can’t touch this [ large preview86 ]
"Shot outside Göteborg, Sweden." Photo taken by Gustaf Carlberg from Sweden.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - cant-touch-this87

Dont go right

Dont go right [ large preview88 ]
"Signs on a freeway in Lima Peru." Photo taken by Rodrigo Apolaya89 from Peru.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dont-go-right90

Head access

Head access [ large preview91 ]
"A gate from Cluj-Napoca, Romania." Photo taken by Ioan Ginsca92 from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - head-access93

Hamburg by car and bike

Hamburg by car and bike [ large preview94 ]
"It’s a great, easy to understand sign for locals and tourists." Photo taken by Mariusz Pianowski95 from Hamburg/Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hamburg-by-car-and-bike96

Confusion corner

Confusion corner [ large preview97 ]
"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 Wood98 from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - confusion-corner99

HongKong Disneyland

HongKong Disneyland [ large preview100 ]
"A very simple yet very descriptive icon to HongKong Disneyland." Photo taken by Donna Harapan101 from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hongkong-disneyland102

Sign to Nowhere

Sign to Nowhere [ large preview103 ]
"Taken riding one of the many trams in the city." Photo taken by Jimmy Kim from South Korea.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sign-to-nowhere104

Learning to cross

Learning to cross [ large preview105 ]
"Crosswalk sign that should be above the button." Photo taken by Jonri Rothwell10652 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - learning-to-cross107

Turn right signal

Turn right signal [ large preview108 ]
"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 Abby109 from Macau,China.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - turn-right-signal110

English slope advice

English slope advice [ large preview111 ]
"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 Bennici112 from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - english-slope-advice113

Look right

Look right [ large preview114 ]
"Pedestrian instructions." Photo taken by Travers Smyth115 from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - look-right116

Beacon of Instruction

Beacon of Instruction [ large preview117 ]
"The stoplights that are at a nearby street. Taken with pentax k1000." Photo taken by Daniel Kao118 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - beacon-of-instruction119

Tandem signage

Tandem signage [ large preview120 ]
"Strange tandem signage in Spain." Photo taken by Jonas Ginter121 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - tandem-signage122

Hangon

Hangon [ large preview123 ]
"Street light in vancouver, bc." Photo taken by darius abulencia127124 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hangon125

Walkpretty

Walkpretty [ large preview126 ]
"Street light in vancouver, bc." Photo taken by darius abulencia127124 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - walkpretty128

Taxi Queue place

Taxi Queue place [ large preview129 ]
"This photo is a place for taxi queue in one of a building in Jakarta, Indonesia." Licensed: License by Ihsan Rama. By Ihsan Rama130 from Indonesia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - taxi-queue-place131

Pedalbike and scooter lanes

Pedalbike and scooter lanes [ large preview132 ]
"It is the simple pictures that let an englishman like me survive in a Chinese speaking nation." Licensed: Creative Commons. By Pat Cullen133 from Taiwan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pedalbike-and-scooter-lanes134

Ballyvaughan

Ballyvaughan [ large preview135 ]
"Ballyvaughan, Ireland." By Mary Lemcke136 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ballyvaughan137

combined-signs

combined-signs [ large preview138 ]
"Combined signs in Catania Italy." Photo taken by Bogdan Attila from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - combined-signs139

Advise highway

Advise highway [ large preview140 ]
"highway marker about speed limitation." By NUnub141 from France.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - advise-highway142

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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