Street and Wayfinding 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 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

Sky is the limit

Sky is the limit [ large preview2 ]
"Most of our landmarks point upwards." License: CC BY-NC-ND. Photo taken by Marko Rosic3 from Serbia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sky-is-the-limit4

Way to Qutub Minar

Way to Qutub Minar [ large preview5 ]
"Taken at New Delhi, India; it shows the way to enter Qutub Minar Compound." License: Its a public property, hence license not needed. Photo taken by Bhaskar Dutta96 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - way-to-qutub-minar7

Road to Hassan Village

Road to Hassan Village [ large preview8 ]
"Taken at Hassan Village, near Bangalore, India; it shows the way to different cottages in the village." License: Its a public property, hence license not needed. Photo taken by Bhaskar Dutta96 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - road-to-hassan-village10

Signs to far destinations

Signs to far destinations [ large preview11 ]
"Signs to destinations all over the world in Gran Canaria." License: Creative Commons by-nc. Photo taken by Misel Radosavac12 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - signs-to-far-destinations13

Blue Park Sign

Blue Park Sign [ large preview14 ]
"A prominent park sign at East Coast Park, Singapore." Photo taken by Vandra Png from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - blue-park-sign15

Yanoda’s Entrance Sign

Yanoda’s Entrance Sign [ large preview16 ]
"A entrance sign at Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone, Sanya Hainan (China).." Photo taken by Vandra Png from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - yanodas-entrance-sign17

Right Way

Right Way [ large preview18 ]
"Boracay island Philippines alleyway." Photo taken by David Coates from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - right-way19

Union square signage

Union square signage [ large preview20 ]
"Picture was taken atat Union Square, Bucharest; it depicts signages of tourist signts, and in the background signs for subway, highway, zebra crossing." Photo taken by Alexandra Haret21 from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - union-square-signage22

Caixa Forum Pictograms

Caixa Forum Pictograms [ large preview23 ]
"Signage from Caixa Forum museum in Barcelona, minimalistic & neat: Pictograms." Photo taken by Ivana Vasilj302724 from Croatia.

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Caixa Forum Salas

Caixa Forum Salas [ large preview26 ]
"Signage from Caixa Forum museum in Barcelona, minimalistic & neat: Direction signs for halls." Photo taken by Ivana Vasilj302724 from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - caixa-forum-salas28

Caixa Forum Sortida

Caixa Forum Sortida [ large preview29 ]
"Signage from Caixa Forum museum in Barcelona, minimalistic & neat: Exit sign." Photo taken by Ivana Vasilj302724 from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - caixa-forum-sortida31

Choice is yours

Choice is yours [ large preview32 ]
Photo taken by Mayur Mutha33 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - choice-is-yours34

Stunning nature signage 1

Stunning nature signage 1 [ large preview35 ]
"Signage guide inside Lamesa Eco Park." Photo taken by Anna-Lyn Abulencia from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stunning-nature-signage136

Stunning nature signage 2

Stunning nature signage 2 [ large preview37 ]
"Signage guide road tripper in Batangas." Photo taken by Anna-Lyn Abulencia from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stunning-nature-signage238

Stunning nature signage 3

Stunning nature signage 3 [ large preview39 ]
"Signage inside the Bakers Hill Palawan." Photo taken by Anna-Lyn Abulencia from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stunning-nature-signage340

Temple of Romulus

Temple of Romulus [ large preview41 ]
"Door of the Tempio di Romolo in Rome." Photo taken by Heather Evans42 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - temple-of-romulus43

Name temple signage

Name temple signage [ large preview44 ]
"Name of temple." Photo taken by Bob Soo Kar Shun45 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - name-temple-signage46

Your Where cars go

Your Where cars go [ large preview47 ]
"I always carry with my reflex camera and i like to take pictures of everything. On my first trip to Texas i wanted to visit the downtown there is where i saw this beatiful big letters and i just love them." Photo taken by Manuela Bonilla48 from México.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - your-where-cars-go49

Luodai ancient town guide map

Luodai ancient town guide map [ large preview50 ]
"That’s a guide map in Cheng Du ,China." Photo taken by Caicai Feng51 from China.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - luodai-ancient-town-guide-map52

Looking Up at McDonalds Pylon

Looking Up at McDonalds Pylon [ large preview53 ]
"iPhone picture from the field of a giant McDonalds sign and it’s details." Photo taken by Mike Carsten54 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - looking-up-at-mcdonalds-pylon55

ParkInside

ParkInside [ large preview56 ]
"Beautiful vintage, grunge sign found in St. Louis. Taken with iPhone." Photo taken by Phil Franks57 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parkinside58

Rotterdam central station information point

Rotterdam central station information point [ large preview59 ]
"Central Station Information Point." Photo taken by Richard Buhn60 from Belgium.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - rotterdam-central-station-information-point61

Direction Signs

Direction Signs [ large preview62 ]
"Direction signs in the sky." Photo taken by Olariu Ionel63 from Romania.

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Future House

Future House [ large preview65 ]
"Entry Sign of a private mansion in Portugal." Photo taken by Jabin Cureces66 from Canada.

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Hole Scenic Spot

Hole Scenic Spot [ large preview68 ]
"Yichang, China. Actually a sign to help you find a swimming hole that has superstitious significance." Photo taken by Liz Megill69 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hole-scenic-spot70

Kargil View Point

Kargil View Point [ large preview71 ]
"A concrete signage on the way to kargil (Kashmir, India) from where the whole kargil town can be seen." Photo taken by Abhilash R Nair72 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - kargil-view-point73

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:

Footnotes

  1. 1 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/08/16/the-world-of-signage-photo-contest-join-in-and-win-an-slr-camera/
  2. 2 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/sky-is-the-limit/full_sky-is-the-limit.jpg
  3. 3 http://blog.rosic.net
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/sky-is-the-limit/full_sky-is-the-limit.jpg
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/way-to-qutub-minar/full_bhaskardutta-qutub-minar-signage.jpg
  6. 6 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bhaskardutta/
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/way-to-qutub-minar/full_bhaskardutta-qutub-minar-signage.jpg
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/road-to-hassan-village/full_bhaskardutta-hassan-signage.jpg
  9. 9 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bhaskardutta/
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/road-to-hassan-village/full_bhaskardutta-hassan-signage.jpg
  11. 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/signs-to-far-destinations/full_signs-to-far-destinations.jpg
  12. 12 http://www.radosavac.com
  13. 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/signs-to-far-destinations/full_signs-to-far-destinations.jpg
  14. 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/blue-park-sign/full_blue-park-sign.jpg
  15. 15 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/blue-park-sign/full_blue-park-sign.jpg
  16. 16 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/yanodas-entrance-sign/full_yanodas-entrance--sign.jpg
  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/yanodas-entrance-sign/full_yanodas-entrance--sign.jpg
  18. 18 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/right-way/full_right_way.jpg
  19. 19 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/right-way/full_right_way.jpg
  20. 20 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/union-square-signage/full_union-square-signage.jpg
  21. 21 http://www.alexandraharet.com
  22. 22 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/union-square-signage/full_union-square-signage.jpg
  23. 23 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caixa-forum-pictograms/full_caixa-forum-pictograms.jpg
  24. 24 http://ivana.github.com/
  25. 25 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caixa-forum-pictograms/full_caixa-forum-pictograms.jpg
  26. 26 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caixa-forum-salas/full_caixa-forum-salas.jpg
  27. 27 http://ivana.github.com/
  28. 28 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caixa-forum-salas/full_caixa-forum-salas.jpg
  29. 29 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caixa-forum-sortida/full_caixa-forum-sortida.jpg
  30. 30 http://ivana.github.com/
  31. 31 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caixa-forum-sortida/full_caixa-forum-sortida.jpg
  32. 32 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/choice-is-yours/full_choice-is-yours.jpg
  33. 33 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayurmutha
  34. 34 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/choice-is-yours/full_choice-is-yours.jpg
  35. 35 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stunning-nature-signage1/full_stunning-nature_signage1.jpg
  36. 36 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stunning-nature-signage1/full_stunning-nature_signage1.jpg
  37. 37 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stunning-nature-signage2/full_stunning-nature_signage2.jpg
  38. 38 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stunning-nature-signage2/full_stunning-nature_signage2.jpg
  39. 39 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stunning-nature-signage3/full_stunning-nature_signage3.jpg
  40. 40 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stunning-nature-signage3/full_stunning-nature_signage3.jpg
  41. 41 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/temple-of-romulus/full_temple-of-romulus.jpg
  42. 42 http://www.flickr.com/photos/hma0604/4930255017/
  43. 43 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/temple-of-romulus/full_temple-of-romulus.jpg
  44. 44 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/name-temple-signage/full_name-temple-signage.jpg
  45. 45 http://www.lettherebelight.com.sg
  46. 46 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/name-temple-signage/full_name-temple-signage.jpg
  47. 47 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/your-where-cars-go/full_where_cars_go.jpg
  48. 48 http://www.flickr.com/photos/manucita
  49. 49 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/your-where-cars-go/full_where_cars_go.jpg
  50. 50 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/luodai-ancient-town-guide-map/full_luodai-ancient-town-guide-map.jpg
  51. 51 http://345811279.qzone.qq.com
  52. 52 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/luodai-ancient-town-guide-map/full_luodai-ancient-town-guide-map.jpg
  53. 53 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/looking-up-at-mcdonalds-pylon/full_red-light-parking-garage.jpg
  54. 54 http://mikecarsten.com
  55. 55 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/looking-up-at-mcdonalds-pylon/full_red-light-parking-garage.jpg
  56. 56 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/parkinside/full_parkinside.jpg
  57. 57
  58. 58 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/parkinside/full_parkinside.jpg
  59. 59 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/rotterdam-central-station-information-point/full_rotterdam-central-station-information-point.jpg
  60. 60 http://www.flickr.com/photos/45282251@N03/
  61. 61 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/rotterdam-central-station-information-point/full_rotterdam-central-station-information-point.jpg
  62. 62 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/direction-signs/full_c_direction_signs.jpg
  63. 63 http://www.inotes.ro/
  64. 64 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/direction-signs/full_c_direction_signs.jpg
  65. 65 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/future-house/full_future-house.jpg
  66. 66 http://www.liquidfungusphotographers.com
  67. 67 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/future-house/full_future-house.jpg
  68. 68 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/hole-scenic-spot/full_hole-scenic-spot.jpg
  69. 69 http://www.lizmegill.com
  70. 70 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/hole-scenic-spot/full_hole-scenic-spot.jpg
  71. 71 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/kargil-view-point/full_kargil.jpg
  72. 72 http://www.amdzines.com
  73. 73 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/kargil-view-point/full_kargil.jpg
  74. 74 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-1/
  75. 75 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-2/
  76. 76 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-and-promotional-signs-part-1/
  77. 77 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-branding-and-promotional-signs-part-2/
  78. 78 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/corporate-logos-and-brand-signs/
  79. 79 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-1/
  80. 80 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-2/
  81. 81 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-1/
  82. 82 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  83. 83 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
  84. 84 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-1/
  85. 85 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-2/
  86. 86 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-1/
  87. 87 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-2/
  88. 88 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-3/
  89. 89 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-1/
  90. 90 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  91. 91 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
  92. 92 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/monument-and-memorial-signs/
  93. 93 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-1/
  94. 94 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-2/
  95. 95 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-1/
  96. 96 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-2/
  97. 97 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-1/
  98. 98 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-2/
  99. 99 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-3/
  100. 100 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-4/
  101. 101 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-5/
  102. 102 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/school-and-park-signs/
  103. 103 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-1/
  104. 104 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-2/
  105. 105 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-3/
  106. 106 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-1/
  107. 107 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-2/
  108. 108 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-3/
  109. 109 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-4/
  110. 110 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-1/
  111. 111 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-2/
  112. 112 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/underground-signs/
  113. 113 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-1/
  114. 114 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-2/
  115. 115 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-3/
  116. 116 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-4/
  117. 117 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-5/
  118. 118 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-1/
  119. 119 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-2/
  120. 120 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-1/
  121. 121 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-2/
  122. 122 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/welcome-signs/
  123. 123 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  124. 124 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-2/

Katrín Svana Eyþórsdóttir is a media artist and designer from Iceland. You can follow her on twitter.

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    Al last, my work is featured in smashing mag :)

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