Shop and Store Signs Part 3

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

Supermarket

Supermarket [ large preview2 ]
"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 Salazar3 from USA.

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Department store

Department store [ large preview5 ]
"A way-finder in the department store in central Tokyo." By Fumie Wada6 from Japan.

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Vintage store signs

Vintage store signs [ large preview8 ]
"Two old store signs in Brno." Licensed: Attribution Share Alike. By Martin Zattovic15129 from Czech Republic.

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Vintage store sign1

Vintage store sign1 [ large preview11 ]
"Old store sign. In english it means selection." Licensed: Attribution Share Alike. By Martin Zattovic15129 from Czech Republic.

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Vintage store sign2

Vintage store sign2 [ large preview14 ]
"Old store sign. In english it means selection." Licensed: Attribution Share Alike. By Martin Zattovic15129 from Czech Republic.

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One depressing thrift store

One depressing thrift store [ large preview17 ]
"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.18 from USA.

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Flow typography signage

Flow typography signage [ large preview20 ]
"Typography from a store." Licensed: Royalty Free. By Miljkovic Milos21 from Greece.

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Shoestore label

Shoestore label [ large preview23 ]
"Index size shoe in a shoe store in Nuremberg." By Mikhail Pchelnikov24 from Russia.

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Food on the go [ large preview26 ]
"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.

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Florist Sign

Florist Sign [ large preview28 ]
"NYC snapshot of an old store signage." By Didier Huet353229 from USA.

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Soda Sign

Soda Sign [ large preview31 ]
"NYC snapshot of soda in a store." By Didier Huet353229 from USA.

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Old Storefront Door

Old Storefront Door [ large preview34 ]
"NYC snapshot of old store door." By Didier Huet353229 from USA.

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Defense de fumer

Defense de fumer [ large preview37 ]
"No smoking sign inside supermarket." By Mahen Nowzadick38 from Mauritius.

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Supermercado (Supermarket)

Supermercado (Supermarket) [ large preview40 ]
"Painted sign on the back wall of a supermarket in Piriápolis (Uruguay)." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives. By Gabriela Costoya41 from Uruguay.

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WD Stone Marker

WD Stone Marker [ large preview43 ]
"An old war department marker stone in the grounds of the Royal Victoria country park, Hampshire, England." By John Kilmister44 from United Kingdom.

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Opens today

Opens today [ large preview46 ]
"Pinball hall of the town." By Mie Hazama47 from Japan.

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Sign Florida

Sign Florida [ large preview49 ]
"Sign in Florida." By Ifat Hod from Israel.

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Street sign

Street sign [ large preview51 ]
"Street sign in Florida." By Ifat Hod from Israel.

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Fruit Stand in Italy

Fruit Stand in Italy [ large preview53 ]
"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.

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Toys store

Toys store [ large preview55 ]
"Toys store in Catania Italy." Photo taken by Bogdan Attila from Romania.

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Minnesota State Fair

Minnesota State Fair [ large preview57 ]
"A Potato stand at the MN State Fair." Photo taken by Adam Eggert58 from USA.

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George Symons suits

George Symons suits [ large preview60 ]
"Image of an old sign in Elizabeth Street in Brisbane city." Photo taken by Mary McKenzie from Australia.

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Dollhouse

Dollhouse [ large preview62 ]
"Dollhouse sign-Hamburg." Photo taken by Kristina Ivandic from Croatia.

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Acme

Acme [ large preview64 ]
"Fresno Acme Disused Warehouse." Photo taken by Matthew Tarran65 from UK.

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Five pound shop

Five pound shop [ large preview67 ]
"Glastonbury Music festival stall." Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.

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Vila Viniteca

Vila Viniteca [ large preview69 ]
"Delicatessen store, Barcelona." License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs. By Barbara Hovens70 from Netherlands.

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Burek vs doughnut

Burek vs doughnut [ large preview72 ]
"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 Krilic73 from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Pine hill auto

Pine hill auto [ large preview75 ]
"Auto parts building sign." License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. By Chris Raymond76 from USA.

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Pertamina signage

Pertamina signage [ large preview78 ]
"Signage in Pertamina gas station in Jakarta, Indonesia." Licensed: ©Nanto Mago. By Nanto Mago from Indonesia.

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Antiques Bazzar

Antiques Bazzar [ large preview80 ]
"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 Juniper81 from Australia.

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Ayurvedic treatment done here

Ayurvedic treatment done here [ large preview83 ]
"Sign showing a beautifully laid out ayurveda treatment center in s.india." Photo taken by Pradiptamohan Basu from India.

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Mixed Signals

Mixed Signals [ large preview85 ]
"Open, closed, I’m there…?" Photo taken by Kent Downer86 from USA.

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R&R market

R&R market [ large preview88 ]
"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 Korn89 from USA.

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This ‘n That Type

This ‘n That Type [ large preview91 ]
"I love signs like this, kinda weird, old and faded." Photo taken by Rachel Lipsitz9592 from UK.

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Mining Journal

Mining Journal [ large preview94 ]
"Spotted this near where i work, kinda anachronistic and no idea what a building that says this could do. Compelling!" Photo taken by Rachel Lipsitz9592 from UK.

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O Boticário

O Boticário [ large preview97 ]
"O Boticário’s facade." Licensed: Public Domain. By Pedro Augusto Borges from Brazil.

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Rio Grande

Rio Grande [ large preview99 ]
"Neon Rio Grande sign atop a Salt Lake building." By Shauna Ehninger100 from USA.

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For tonight

For tonight [ large preview102 ]
"A small experimental 30 seconds exposure shot to capture the glow of signage of CitiCentre Complex." Photo taken by Sumeet Shakya from Nepal.

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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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