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 Train and Airport signs, i.e. signs that depict the various typographic styles and letterforms visible in all manner of transit stations. 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).
Notice on escalator
Notice on escalator [ large preview ]
"Simple yet effective visuals that cuts across language barriers. (Found in one of the train stations in Korea.)." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Photo taken by Yestine Goh from Singapore.
Don’t Break a Leg [ large preview ]
"This sign warns people from running across the train tracks when a train is coming. The logo succeeds in communicating what NOT to do." Designed by Priscilla Barcellos from USA.
American Express Rewards Card [ large preview ]
"American Express Rewards Card advertisement at train station. The floor is written with “Points” while the walls have other information about the product." Licensed: Please seek approval from me before using this image. Designed by Thivy from Singapore.
Skövde Central Station Sign [ large preview ]
"A really beautiful, accessible and easy to understand sign on a Central Station in Skövde. The sign illustrates bus station, taxi and train platforms. Note that everything is also written in Braille code." Photo taken by Igor Jovic from Sweden.
Falkoping, Meeting Point sign on a Train Station [ large preview ]
"A meeting point sign on a train station in Falköping, a really small town in Sweden. Note that it’s also written in Braille code." Photo taken by Igor Jovic from Sweden.
F1 Train Advertisement [ large preview ]
"Singapore F1 Night Race Advertisement at a train station." Licensed: Please contact me for any use other than exclusively for the contest and reproducing it on the contest page. Designed by Vathani from Singapore.
Visa Train Advertisement [ large preview ]
"Visa Advertisement along the escalator down to the train station." Licensed: Please contact me for any use other than exclusively for the contest and reproducing it on the contest page. Designed by Vathani from Singapore.
Train station sing [ large preview ]
"This is a sign in the subway in orange indicating inforamtion about the station." Designed by Carmen Sosia from USA.
Tunnel [ large preview ]
"Signals for the train in a railway tunnel." Designed by Sergio Oraa Alcalá from Spain.
Typography in Frankfurt [ large preview ]
"Signage in the Frankfurt Airport. Very good application of typography to perspective view." Licensed: Free for non commercial use. Photo taken by Luis Palolo from Portugal.
Indian visa and plane ticket [ large preview ]
"I took this one just before leaving from Buenos Aires to Mumbai, while I was waiting at the Ezeiza Airport in Argentina." Photo taken by Nicolás Montecchiari from Argentina.
Dubai International Airport No Smoking [ large preview ]
"No smoking signage placed on a security camera in dubai international airport." Licensed: Creative Commons. Photo taken by Anas Marwan from UAE.
Exit sign [ large preview ]
"Exit sign Airport Kuala Lumpur." Designed by Kristina Ivandic from Croatia.
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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