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).
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.
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.
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.
Sign Florida [ large preview ]
"Sign in Florida." By Ifat Hod from Israel.
Street sign [ large preview ]
"Street sign in Florida." By Ifat Hod from Israel.
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.
Toys store [ large preview ]
"Toys store in Catania Italy." Photo taken by Bogdan Attila from Romania.
George Symons suits [ large preview ]
"Image of an old sign in Elizabeth Street in Brisbane city." Photo taken by Mary McKenzie from Australia.
Dollhouse [ large preview ]
"Dollhouse sign-Hamburg." Photo taken by Kristina Ivandic from Croatia.
Five pound shop [ large preview ]
"Glastonbury Music festival stall." Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.
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.
Pertamina signage [ large preview ]
"Signage in Pertamina gas station in Jakarta, Indonesia." Licensed: ©Nanto Mago. By Nanto Mago from Indonesia.
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.
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.
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.
O Boticário [ large preview ]
"O Boticário’s facade." Licensed: Public Domain. By Pedro Augusto Borges from Brazil.
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.
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!
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