Shop and Store Signs Part 1

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 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 preview ]
"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 Underhill from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - save-on-meat

san-roman

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - san-roman

What to do in Osaka, Japan

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

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

Beer Sign

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - beer-sign

Sams Super Sandwiches

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sams-super-sandwiches

Olde Dixie

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - olde-dixie

ATM signage at shopping centre

ATM signage at shopping centre [ large preview ]
"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 Nguyen from Australia.

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

Product signage at liquor shop

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

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

Signage door at shopping centre

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

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

Price List

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - price-list

Shop Signs Hong Kong

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - shop-signs-hong-kong

Tenant Signs Hong Kong

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

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

Reward Yourself

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - reward-yourself

Directions at a mall

Directions at a mall [ large preview ]
"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 Goh from Singapore.

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

Snappy Snacks post no bill

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

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

Herding UP

Herding UP [ large preview ]
"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 Yap from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - herding-up

Electric stairway instructions in shopping mall

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

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

Vulcanizing Shop

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - vulcanizing-shop

Number 7

Number 7 [ large preview ]
"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 Pho from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - number-7

Harley Sign Delaware

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - harley-sign-delaware

Workshop gallery

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - workshop-gallery

Old Bag Factory

Old Bag Factory [ large preview ]
"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-factory

Shopping Signage

Shopping Signage [ large preview ]
"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 Lima from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - shopping-signage

Savannah PrINts

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - savannah-prints

Magnetron neon sign

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - magnetron-neon-sign

90 60 90

90 60 90 [ large preview ]
"”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 - 90-60-90

Manufaktura inside

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - manufaktura-inside

Vintage signage

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - vintage-signage

Seasonal greetings

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - seasonal-greetings

Parabrisas

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parabrisas

Greek Open Store Front

Greek Open Store Front [ large preview ]
"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-front

Rockridge shop

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - rockridge-shop

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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