Shop and Store Signs Part 1

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 Shop and Store signs, i.e. dynamic signs of all shapes and sizes advertising shops and services by means of numerous inventive approaches. 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).

Shop / store signs

Save on Meat

Save on Meat [ large preview2 ]
"The soon to come down, “Save on Meats” sign in Vancouver is a landmark of a bygone era when Hasting Street was the thriving hub of economic activity in Vancouver." Photo taken by Eldon Underhill3 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - save-on-meat4

san-roman

san-roman [ large preview5 ]
"Surrounded with handmade type and wires that doesn’t have logical order." Photo taken by Franz Vanek Lemus6 from México.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - san-roman7

What to do in Osaka, Japan

What to do in Osaka, Japan [ large preview8 ]
"Many things to see in Osaka, Japan, where should we go first?" Photo taken by Andy Phillips9 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - what-to-do-in-osaka,-japan10

Beer Sign

Beer Sign [ large preview11 ]
"Beer Garden Sign." License: Copyright Akshay Sawhney. Photo taken by Akshay Sawhney12 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - beer-sign13

Sams Super Sandwiches

Sams Super Sandwiches [ large preview14 ]
"White/red type on blue wall of Sam’s Super Sandwiches." Photo taken by Chris Nager15 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sams-super-sandwiches16

Olde Dixie

Olde Dixie [ large preview17 ]
"Downtown Orlando – Fried chicken with a side of racism." Photo taken by Angela Wilson from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - olde-dixie18

ATM signage at shopping centre

ATM signage at shopping centre [ large preview19 ]
"Taking at the ATM area at Centro Bankstown which has a stylish interior design, photo is original, only adjust a bit of brightness and contrast." Licensed: © 2010 Tina Ta Nguyen. Photo taken by Tina Ta Nguyen262320 from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - atm-signage-at-shopping-centre21

Product signage at liquor shop

Product signage at liquor shop [ large preview22 ]
"Taking at a local liquor shop, original photo." Licensed: © 2010 Tina Ta Nguyen. Photo taken by Tina Ta Nguyen262320 from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - product-signage-at-liquor-shop24

Signage door at shopping centre

Signage door at shopping centre [ large preview25 ]
"Taking at a emergency door of fire hose room at Centro Bankstown, original photo." Licensed: © 2010 Tina Ta Nguyen. Photo taken by Tina Ta Nguyen262320 from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - signage-door-at-shopping-centre27

Price List

Price List [ large preview28 ]
"Pricing list on a fruit shop." Photo taken by Matias Causa29 from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - price-list30

Shop Signs Hong Kong

Shop Signs Hong Kong [ large preview31 ]
"Taken whilst on a short vacation to the city." Photo taken by Jimmy Kim from South Korea.

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Tenant Signs Hong Kong

Tenant Signs Hong Kong [ large preview33 ]
"Shop for sale in a quiet Hong Kong side street." Photo taken by Jimmy Kim34 from South Korea.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - tenant-signs-hong-kong35

Reward Yourself

Reward Yourself [ large preview36 ]
"A boy peers into a shop window displaying the ad: Reward Yourself." Photo taken by Jason Gorbel37 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - reward-yourself38

Directions at a mall

Directions at a mall [ large preview39 ]
"Directions for (I’m guessing) the ladies, changing room, and elevator at a shopping mall in Korea." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Photo taken by Yestine Goh40 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - directions-at-a-mall41

Snappy Snacks post no bill

Snappy Snacks post no bill [ large preview42 ]
"Snappy Snacks shop under renovation in Ghana." Licensed: Creative Commons (by-nc-nd 3.0). Photo taken by Olli Toivonen43 from Finland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - snappy-snacks---post-no-bill44

Herding UP

Herding UP [ large preview45 ]
"A group of moose is name as a herd. With a picture of moose, I interprit it as owner of shop trying to herd us up." Licensed: Royalty Free (RF) images. Photo taken by Ellson Yap46 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - herding-up47

Electric stairway instructions in shopping mall

Electric stairway instructions in shopping mall [ large preview48 ]
Photo taken by Julian Cavero49 from Colombia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - electric-stairway-instructions-in-shopping-mall50

Vulcanizing Shop

Vulcanizing Shop [ large preview51 ]
"Vulcanizing Shop Signage on a truck tire." Photo taken by Bryan Sia from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - vulcanizing-shop52

Number 7

Number 7 [ large preview53 ]
"Shop No.7 Degraves St – The door of a tiny cupcake bakery in a small Melbourne laneway with it’s bright cheery pink door to bring a smile to customers." Licensed: Copyright Mary Pho 2009. Photo taken by Mary Pho54 from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - number-755

Harley Sign Delaware

Harley Sign Delaware [ large preview56 ]
"Sign For Mike’s Famous Harley Davison Shop Near Lewes Delware." Photo taken by dddundus from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - harley-sign-delaware57

Workshop gallery

Workshop gallery [ large preview58 ]
"Workshop sign." Photo taken by Helga Oddrún Sævarsdóttir from Iceland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - workshop-gallery59

Old Bag Factory

Old Bag Factory [ large preview60 ]
"The Old Bag Factory in Goshen, Indiana was converted into shops." Photo taken by Tracey L. Warner from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - old-bag-factory61

Shopping Signage

Shopping Signage [ large preview62 ]
"A signage to indicate bathroom, public telephone and the bank (it’s named “Garten Banken” because it’s a shopping at Joinville, this city has a very strong German culture)." Photo taken by Dinara Lima63 from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - shopping-signage64

Savannah PrINts

Savannah PrINts [ large preview65 ]
"Close-up of the signage for Savannah Prints, a print shop in Savannah, GA." Licensed: Non-Commercial. Photo taken by Josh Riggs66 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - savannah-prints67

Magnetron neon sign

Magnetron neon sign [ large preview68 ]
"Shop neon sign in Orlando." Licensed: Attribution-NonCommercial License. Photo taken by Edwin Lunandy69 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - magnetron-neon-sign70

90 60 90

90 60 90 [ large preview71 ]
"”Maid Needed, 90-60-90″ found in a small town near a “hamburguesas shop” during my backpack trip to south america." Photo taken by Guille Morales from Paraguay.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - 90-60-9072

Manufaktura inside

Manufaktura inside [ large preview73 ]
"A signs inside shopping center." Photo taken by Wojciech Jachowicz74 from Poland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - manufaktura-inside75

Vintage signage

Vintage signage [ large preview76 ]
"Vintage signage at the entrance of art workshop." Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Marwa Elchazly8077 from Egypt.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - vintage-signage78

Seasonal greetings

Seasonal greetings [ large preview79 ]
"It’s Ramadan time in muslim counties,so this greeting was put in a shop entrance." Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Marwa Elchazly8077 from Egypt.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - seasonal-greetings81

Parabrisas

Parabrisas [ large preview82 ]
"Entrance to a windshield shop." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives. Photo taken by Martín Batallés83 from Uruguay.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parabrisas84

Greek Open Store Front

Greek Open Store Front [ large preview85 ]
"The people of Greece were very welcoming and it showed in how most of the shops on this little street were constructed. No doors, just open air." Photo taken by Nicole Hicks from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - greek-open-store-front86

Rockridge shop

Rockridge shop [ large preview87 ]
"One of the three signs decorating the streets of the Rockridge neighborhood, Oakland, CA." Photo taken by Hannah Hu88 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - rockridge-shop89

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.

  1. 1

    Thanks for the photo feature! “Sams Super Sandwiches”
    More contests, please! Love seeing all the examples of typography.

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  2. 2

    As the owner of a custom sign company (Security Signs) in Portland Oregon, I found this site quite interesting and creative. Thanks.

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  3. 3

    Thank so much Smashing Magazine for featuring my works :-)

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