Street and Wayfinding Signs Part 2

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 Street and Wayfinding signs, signs which intention, in a clear and effective way, is to assist locals and travelers alike in their wayfinding. 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).

Street wayfinding signs

Ancient or now?

Ancient or now? [ large preview ]
"Photo shotted on Athens. In portuguese, “Agora” means “now”, “Ancient” or “Agora”." Licensed: If you want to use this picture, be my guest, just warning me, thanks. By Luiz Fernando de Souza Pinto from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ancient-or-now

Restaurants

Restaurants [ large preview ]
"Plenty of restaurants to choose from." Photo taken by Bogdan Judit from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - restaurants

Werkschau spinnerei leipzig

Werkschau spinnerei leipzig [ large preview ]
"A marker on a wall at the “Spinnerei”, an old factory and today on of the creative hotspots in Leipzig." Licensed: cc by-sa. By Martin Gamnitzer from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - werkschau-spinnerei-leipzig

Rock and roll is here

Rock and roll is here [ large preview ]
"Just ran into an interesting scene, which is about a sign of a livehouse in Kaohsiung city, Taiwan." Photo taken by Terry Lai from Taiwan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - rock-and-roll-is-here

Antwerp city information pole

Antwerp city information pole [ large preview ]
"Antwerp City Information Pole." Photo taken by Richard Buhn from BELGIUM.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - antwerp-city-information-pole

Alborzmountain

Alborzmountain [ large preview ]
"A part of Alborz Mountain with above 4100m height." Licensed: © Payam Hamzei. Photo taken by Payam Hamzei from Iran.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - alborzmountain

Symbols At The Park

Symbols At The Park [ large preview ]
"Various symbols used in denoting the areas at Istana Park, Singapore." Photo taken by Henry Soon from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - symbols-at-the-park

Places Of Interest

Places Of Interest [ large preview ]
"Denoting various places of interest in Chinatown, Singapore." Photo taken by Henry Soon from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - places-of-interest

The funky city area map

The funky city area map [ large preview ]
"There are many such area maps around the city." Photo taken by Mayur Mutha from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - the-funky-city-area-map

Signage arrows Zurich

Signage arrows Zurich [ large preview ]
"Big red sign with two white arrows showing the direction to leave beneath a ramp in Zurich." Licensed: © Sebastian Schöndorfer 2008. Photo taken by Sebastian Schöndorfer from Austria.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - signage-arrows-zurich

Dolores Street

Dolores Street [ large preview ]
"Dolores Street with Dolores Hight School in the Banckground San Francisco. In the Background is Dolores High School." Photo taken by Boris Henriot from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dolores-street

Chinatown San Fran

Chinatown San Fran [ large preview ]
"The main street that runs through Chinatown in San Francisco is Grant Street. Here the local color can be seen in the background of the sign." Photo taken by Jen Mabe from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - chinatown-san-fran

Parroquia San Pantalon, Venezia

Parroquia San Pantalon, Venezia [ large preview ]
"View of one little street with an Art Gallery." Photo taken by Rafael Camarenna from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parroquia-san-pantalon-venezia

Dev prayag

Dev prayag [ large preview ]
"Dev Prayag, Dev means God and Prayag means Union, a place near Haridwar, India where river Ganges and Alaknand unites. The sign board says the Dev-Prayag is at 580 meters. See, God is not that far away." Photo taken by Shravan Singh from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dev-prayag

Stained glass

Stained glass [ large preview ]
"Walton Church Street Somerset amazing stained glass text." Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stained-glass

Chinatown San Fran

Chinatown San Fran [ large preview ]
"The main street that runs through Chinatown in San Francisco is Grant Street. Here the local color can be seen in the background of the sign." Photo taken by Jen Mabe from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - chinatown-san-fran

Life at cross roads

Life at cross roads [ large preview ]
"Shot at Tamilnadu, India." Photo taken by Subinkrishna Gopi from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - life-at-cross-roads

Luodai ancient town guide map

Luodai ancient town guide map [ large preview ]
"That’s a guide map in Cheng Du ,China." Photo taken by Caicai Feng from China.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - luodai-ancient-town-guide-map

Guidepost Sign

Guidepost Sign [ large preview ]
"Guidepost – helps tourists to find their way…" Photo taken by Dario Meniss from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - guidepost-sign

Camping

Camping [ large preview ]
"Signing on camping area." Photo taken by Aquiles Leon from México.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - camping

Prado

Prado [ large preview ]
"Street signs in prado’s avenue the color indicates the type of information, blue – routes, green – parks, magenta – cultural, yellow – parking and info." Photo taken by Aquiles Leon from México.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - prado

From here you can go anywhere

From here you can go anywhere [ large preview ]
"Should i see Skadarlija, Skopje, Moscow, maybe Moon? I think I’ll go for a drink at “Sesir Moj 2″." License: CC BY-NC-ND. Photo taken by Marko Rosic from Serbia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - from-here-you-can-go-anywhere

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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