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).
Fire extinguisher operating guide [ large preview ]
"Fire extinguisher operating guide in one of the Nagoya’s (Japan) shopping mall. The interesting part of this signage is a braille writing above pictograms, which is included for information purpose only." Licensed: Photo was taken by myself. Photo taken by Piotr Domowicz from Poland.
Five pound shop [ large preview ]
"Glastonbury Music festival stall." Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.
So Klin [ large preview ]
"Sometimes these little Malagasy shops are painted like the products you might find for sale there, in this case a packet of laundry detergent." License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. By Devin Sandberg from USA.
Nothing Prohibited [ large preview ]
"A street sign that has something strange on it, it’s missing something. For me, the sign says “Nothing prohibited – weekdays from 7am to 8pm”. (no Photoshop at all here)." By Bernardo Cople from Brazil.
Ice Sold Here [ large preview ]
"In Aisian country, water-ice with all kinds of dessert like red bean paste or fruit pieces are very popular in summer. The sign with a big Chinese character “ICE” is a vintage and classic signage for water ice store." Licensed: All Rights Reserved. By Ssu-Hua Chen from Australia.
Robot supply repair [ large preview ]
"The door to the Robot Supply and Repair store which is really a front for the 826 Michigan writing center." Licensed: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons. By Nathaniel Gittlen from USA.
Music Store Inside [ large preview ]
"The sections are divided by “adress” (name of instrument); there are poles and diferent tourist spots (with musicians) between the adresses!" By Camilla Albuquerque from Brazil.
Music Store Plaque [ large preview ]
"Detail of plaque in the store; behind each “adress” (name of instrument), there is the name of some famous artist related to this instrument." By Camilla Albuquerque from Brazil.
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!
You may want to take a look at other contest galleries, too:
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