Street and Wayfinding 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 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 preview2 ]
"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 Pinto3 from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ancient-or-now4

Restaurants

Restaurants [ large preview5 ]
"Plenty of restaurants to choose from." Photo taken by Bogdan Judit from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - restaurants6

Werkschau spinnerei leipzig

Werkschau spinnerei leipzig [ large preview7 ]
"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 Gamnitzer8 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - werkschau-spinnerei-leipzig9

Rock and roll is here

Rock and roll is here [ large preview10 ]
"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-here11

Antwerp city information pole

Antwerp city information pole [ large preview12 ]
"Antwerp City Information Pole." Photo taken by Richard Buhn13 from BELGIUM.

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Alborzmountain

Alborzmountain [ large preview15 ]
"A part of Alborz Mountain with above 4100m height." Licensed: © Payam Hamzei. Photo taken by Payam Hamzei16 from Iran.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - alborzmountain17

Symbols At The Park

Symbols At The Park [ large preview18 ]
"Various symbols used in denoting the areas at Istana Park, Singapore." Photo taken by Henry Soon2219 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - symbols-at-the-park20

Places Of Interest

Places Of Interest [ large preview21 ]
"Denoting various places of interest in Chinatown, Singapore." Photo taken by Henry Soon2219 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - places-of-interest23

The funky city area map

The funky city area map [ large preview24 ]
"There are many such area maps around the city." Photo taken by Mayur Mutha25 from India.

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Signage arrows Zurich

Signage arrows Zurich [ large preview27 ]
"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 Schöndorfer28 from Austria.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - signage-arrows-zurich29

Dolores Street

Dolores Street [ large preview30 ]
"Dolores Street with Dolores Hight School in the Banckground San Francisco. In the Background is Dolores High School." Photo taken by Boris Henriot31 from USA.

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Chinatown San Fran

Chinatown San Fran [ large preview4333 ]
"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 Mabe4434 from USA.

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Parroquia San Pantalon, Venezia

Parroquia San Pantalon, Venezia [ large preview36 ]
"View of one little street with an Art Gallery." Photo taken by Rafael Camarenna37 from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parroquia-san-pantalon-venezia38

Dev prayag

Dev prayag [ large preview39 ]
"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-prayag40

Stained glass

Stained glass [ large preview41 ]
"Walton Church Street Somerset amazing stained glass text." Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stained-glass42

Chinatown San Fran

Chinatown San Fran [ large preview4333 ]
"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 Mabe4434 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - chinatown-san-fran4535

Life at cross roads

Life at cross roads [ large preview46 ]
"Shot at Tamilnadu, India." Photo taken by Subinkrishna Gopi47 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - life-at-cross-roads48

Luodai ancient town guide map

Luodai ancient town guide map [ large preview49 ]
"That’s a guide map in Cheng Du ,China." Photo taken by Caicai Feng50 from China.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - luodai-ancient-town-guide-map51

Guidepost Sign

Guidepost Sign [ large preview52 ]
"Guidepost – helps tourists to find their way…" Photo taken by Dario Meniss from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - guidepost-sign53

Camping

Camping [ large preview54 ]
"Signing on camping area." Photo taken by Aquiles Leon5855 from México.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - camping56

Prado

Prado [ large preview57 ]
"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 Leon5855 from México.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - prado59

From here you can go anywhere

From here you can go anywhere [ large preview60 ]
"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 Rosic61 from Serbia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - from-here-you-can-go-anywhere62

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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