Shop and Store Signs Part 2

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

Segafredo Singapore

Segafredo Singapore [ large preview2 ]
"Wall decoration in a Segafredo Coffee Shop in Singapore." Licensed: CC Attribution 3.0 Unported. Photo taken by Cesare Tagliaferri3 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - segafredo-singapore4

Goodwill

Goodwill [ large preview5 ]
"Exit and Entrance signage for the Goodwill, as seen from inside the thrift shop." Licensed: All Rights Reserved 2010. Photo taken by Angie Salazar6 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - goodwill7

Ramen ya

Ramen ya [ large preview8 ]
"An old Ramen shop’s sign right by my house, Tokyo Japan." Photo taken by Fumie Wada9 from Japan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ramen-ya10

Products of shop upstairs

Products of shop upstairs [ large preview11 ]
"Signage placed on the staircase of a shop at Haji Lane Singapore." Photo taken by Ashley Hau12 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - products-of-shop-upstairs13

Fire extinguisher operating guide

Fire extinguisher operating guide [ large preview14 ]
"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 Domowicz15 from Poland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fire-extinguisher-operating-guide16

The Paint Shop

The Paint Shop [ large preview17 ]
"Traditional hand-painted advertising signs for the town paint shop." Photo taken by Tammi Floccare18 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - the-paint-shop19

Fountain of Couth

Fountain of Couth [ large preview20 ]
"Fountain outside shop in Kauai, Hawaii." Photo taken by Heather Evans21 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fountain-of-couth22

Glas

Glas [ large preview23 ]
"Glazier’s workshop in Georgstrasse, Köln." Photo taken by Benjamin Brandt24 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - glas25

It’s in the bag

It’s in the bag [ large preview26 ]
"Temporary work front whilst shop was being renovated on Madison Avenue, NYC." Photo taken by Mark French27 from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - its-in-the-bag28

Repair Shop

Repair Shop [ large preview29 ]
"Repair shop wall, Phoenix, Arizona." Photo taken by Lisa Peacock30 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - repair-shop31

Levi’s Workshop

Levi’s Workshop [ large preview32 ]
"The Levi’s workshop welcomes all." Photo taken by Rachel Rochelle33 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - levis-workshop34

Five pound shop

Five pound shop [ large preview35 ]
"Glastonbury Music festival stall." Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - five-pound-shop36

Ich Warte Hier!

Ich Warte Hier! [ large preview4037 ]
"Waiting area for dogs at a local shopping mall. The sign says: I’m waiting here." Photo taken by Andris Linz4138 from Switzerland.

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Ich Warte Hier!

Ich Warte Hier! [ large preview4037 ]
"Waiting area for dogs at a local shopping mall. The sign says: I’m waiting here." Photo taken by Andris Linz4138 from Switzerland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ich-warte-hier!42

First out cafe London

First out cafe London [ large preview43 ]
"Coffee Shop window in the evening." By Sabine Reichel44 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - first-out-cafe-london45

So Klin

So Klin [ large preview46 ]
"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 Sandberg47 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - so-klin48

Nothing Prohibited

Nothing Prohibited [ large preview49 ]
"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 Cople50 from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - nothing-prohibited51

Storefront in Prague

Storefront in Prague [ large preview52 ]
"A grunge looking sign in Prague." By Adam Eggert53 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - storefront-in-prague54

Signage for rent

Signage for rent [ large preview55 ]
"The same signage in street means the stores have not been rent yet." By Chao-ping Chen56 from Taiwan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - signage-for-rent57

Xi’an, China

Xi’an, China [ large preview58 ]
"Store signage in Muslim Quarter – Xi’an, China." By Gary Koutsoubis59 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - xian-china60

Medical Store

Medical Store [ large preview61 ]
"When you don’t have exact place for ads or posters, simply paint the ads on your wall." Licensed: Creative Commons (by-nc-nd 3.0). By Olli Toivonen62 from Finland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - medical-store63

Ice Sold Here

Ice Sold Here [ large preview64 ]
"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 Chen6865 from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ice-sold-here66

Wilkins And Kent furniture

Wilkins And Kent furniture [ large preview67 ]
"A furniture store sign features two persons with their tools." Licensed: All Rights Reserved. By Ssu-Hua Chen6865 from Australia.

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Robot supply repair

Robot supply repair [ large preview70 ]
"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 Gittlen71 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - robot-supply-repair72

Music Store Entrance

Music Store Entrance [ large preview73 ]
"The same signs of streets in Curitiba (PR, Brazil) are in use here; it’s the entrance for the “music road”." By Camilla Albuquerque807774 from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - music-store-entrance75

Music Store Inside

Music Store Inside [ large preview76 ]
"The sections are divided by “adress” (name of instrument); there are poles and diferent tourist spots (with musicians) between the adresses!" By Camilla Albuquerque807774 from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - music-store-inside78

Music Store Plaque

Music Store Plaque [ large preview79 ]
"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 Albuquerque807774 from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - music-store-plaque81

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.

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    Nice post. Our computer repair shop has some really cool signs, But we are going to be redesigning them soon. -cheers! Thanks for some inspiration.

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