Shop and Store Signs Part 3

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

Supermarket

Supermarket [ large preview ]
"Mat signage for JR’s Produce, a supermarket that supplements to the Hispanic/ Latino community in El Paso, TX. This is the only English sign in the entire store." Licensed: All Rights Reserved 2010. By Angie Salazar from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - supermarket

Department store

Department store [ large preview ]
"A way-finder in the department store in central Tokyo." By Fumie Wada from Japan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - department-store

Vintage store signs

Vintage store signs [ large preview ]
"Two old store signs in Brno." Licensed: Attribution Share Alike. By Martin Zattovic from Czech Republic.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - vintage-store-signs

Vintage store sign1

Vintage store sign1 [ large preview ]
"Old store sign. In english it means selection." Licensed: Attribution Share Alike. By Martin Zattovic from Czech Republic.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - vintage-store-sign1

Vintage store sign2

Vintage store sign2 [ large preview ]
"Old store sign. In english it means selection." Licensed: Attribution Share Alike. By Martin Zattovic from Czech Republic.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - vintage-store-sign2

One depressing thrift store

One depressing thrift store [ large preview ]
"This is really a thrift store and that is really its name. There is nothing else to say." Licensed: license www.artsytouch.com. By Joe Z. from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - one-depressing-thrift-store

Flow typography signage

Flow typography signage [ large preview ]
"Typography from a store." Licensed: Royalty Free. By Miljkovic Milos from Greece.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - flow-typography-signage

Shoestore label

Shoestore label [ large preview ]
"Index size shoe in a shoe store in Nuremberg." By Mikhail Pchelnikov from Russia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - shoestore-label

Food on the go [ large preview ]
"A quick snapshot of the fastfood stores signages in one of my trips with my family. This was taken at around 6AM while we were buying some breakfast. I just used a point and shoot for this photo." By Tyrone John Reyes from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - food-on-the-go

Florist Sign

Florist Sign [ large preview ]
"NYC snapshot of an old store signage." By Didier Huet from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - florist-sign

Soda Sign

Soda Sign [ large preview ]
"NYC snapshot of soda in a store." By Didier Huet from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - soda-sign

Old Storefront Door

Old Storefront Door [ large preview ]
"NYC snapshot of old store door." By Didier Huet from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - old-storefront-door

Defense de fumer

Defense de fumer [ large preview ]
"No smoking sign inside supermarket." By Mahen Nowzadick from Mauritius.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - defense-de-fumer

Supermercado (Supermarket)

Supermercado (Supermarket) [ large preview ]
"Painted sign on the back wall of a supermarket in Piriápolis (Uruguay)." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives. By Gabriela Costoya from Uruguay.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - supermercado-(supermarket)

WD Stone Marker

WD Stone Marker [ large preview ]
"An old war department marker stone in the grounds of the Royal Victoria country park, Hampshire, England." By John Kilmister from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wd-stone-marker

Opens today

Opens today [ large preview ]
"Pinball hall of the town." By Mie Hazama from Japan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - opens-today

Sign Florida

Sign Florida [ large preview ]
"Sign in Florida." By Ifat Hod from Israel.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sign-florida

Street sign

Street sign [ large preview ]
"Street sign in Florida." By Ifat Hod from Israel.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - street-sign

Fruit Stand in Italy

Fruit Stand in Italy [ large preview ]
"I like this photo because it lacks people that congested the area. Just a simple fruit stand run by a native. Delicious." Photo taken by Nicole Hicks from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fruit-stand-in-italy

Toys store

Toys store [ large preview ]
"Toys store in Catania Italy." Photo taken by Bogdan Attila from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - toys-store

Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair [ large preview ]
"A Potato stand at the MN State Fair." Photo taken by Adam Eggert from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - minnesota-state-fair

George Symons suits

George Symons suits [ large preview ]
"Image of an old sign in Elizabeth Street in Brisbane city." Photo taken by Mary McKenzie from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - george-symons-suits

Dollhouse

Dollhouse [ large preview ]
"Dollhouse sign-Hamburg." Photo taken by Kristina Ivandic from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dollhouse

Acme

Acme [ large preview ]
"Fresno Acme Disused Warehouse." Photo taken by Matthew Tarran from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - acme

Five pound shop

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - five-pound-shop

Vila Viniteca

Vila Viniteca [ large preview ]
"Delicatessen store, Barcelona." License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs. By Barbara Hovens from Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - vila-viniteca

Burek vs doughnut

Burek vs doughnut [ large preview ]
"This sign is really popular around here and belongs to a place where you can try one of our traditional meals. The funny thing is, it says BUREK (pastry filled with meat), SIRNICA (pastry filled with cheese), ZELJANICA (pastry filled with spinach), KROMPIRUSA (pastry filled with potatoes) and KROFNA (wich means doughnut) – which you can usually get only at the baker’s shop. Anyways, it’s causing laughter every single time you see it.." By Sabrina Krilic from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - burek-vs-doughnut

Pine hill auto

Pine hill auto [ large preview ]
"Auto parts building sign." License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. By Chris Raymond from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pine-hill-auto

Pertamina signage

Pertamina signage [ large preview ]
"Signage in Pertamina gas station in Jakarta, Indonesia." Licensed: ©Nanto Mago. By Nanto Mago from Indonesia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pertamina-signage

Antiques Bazzar

Antiques Bazzar [ large preview ]
"Beautiful, if not very well shot, antique sign for an Antiques Bazzar in San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina." Licensed: Permission for use by Smashing Magazine is granted. By Paul Juniper from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - antiques-bazzar

Ayurvedic treatment done here

Ayurvedic treatment done here [ large preview ]
"Sign showing a beautifully laid out ayurveda treatment center in s.india." Photo taken by Pradiptamohan Basu from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ayurvedic-treatment-done-here

Mixed Signals

Mixed Signals [ large preview ]
"Open, closed, I’m there…?" Photo taken by Kent Downer from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mixed-signals

R&R market

R&R market [ large preview ]
"Taken in Portland, Oregon at a market that is currently being renovated into something quite different. I took the picture because i was afraid they’d tear down the sign. It always brought me joy, it’s so beautiful. To my surprise, I think they might be leaving it up." Photo taken by Stacey Korn from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - r&r-market

This ‘n That Type

This ‘n That Type [ large preview ]
"I love signs like this, kinda weird, old and faded." Photo taken by Rachel Lipsitz from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - this-n-that-type

Mining Journal

Mining Journal [ large preview ]
"Spotted this near where i work, kinda anachronistic and no idea what a building that says this could do. Compelling!" Photo taken by Rachel Lipsitz from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mining-journal

O Boticário

O Boticário [ large preview ]
"O Boticário’s facade." Licensed: Public Domain. By Pedro Augusto Borges from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - o-boticario

Rio Grande

Rio Grande [ large preview ]
"Neon Rio Grande sign atop a Salt Lake building." By Shauna Ehninger from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - rio-grande

For tonight

For tonight [ large preview ]
"A small experimental 30 seconds exposure shot to capture the glow of signage of CitiCentre Complex." Photo taken by Sumeet Shakya from Nepal.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - for-tonight

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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