Train and Airport 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 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).

Train / Airport Signs

Travelling Samurai

Travelling Samurai [ large preview ]
"Board at the Departure Gate of Narita Airport, Japan." Licensed: cc by-nc. Designed by Andrea Surwillo from France.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - travelling-samurai

Everything on Gates 118 120

Everything on Gates 118 120 [ large preview ]
"Airport Signage going to everything you need on Gates 118-120." Designed by Bryan Sia from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - everything-on-gates-118-120

Line Up

Line Up [ large preview ]
"Lining up at Incheon International Airport in South Korea." Licensed: Copyright. Photo taken by Aurus Sy from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - line-up

Waiting at Gate #3

Waiting at Gate #3 [ large preview ]
"Photo was taken while waiting for a flight connection to Brazil in Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay." Licensed: Attribution-ShareAlike License. Photo taken by Fernando Maclen from Argentina.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - waiting-at-gate-3

Taking Off

Taking Off [ large preview ]
"Photo was taken while waiting for a flight connection to Brazil in Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay." Licensed: Attribution-ShareAlike License. Photo taken by Fernando Maclen from Argentina.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - taking-off

Pit Stop

Pit Stop [ large preview ]
"Photo was taken while waiting for a flight connection to Brazil in Carrasco International Airport, Montevideo, Uruguay." Licensed: Attribution-ShareAlike License. Photo taken by Fernando Maclen from Argentina.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pit-stop

New Sex Press

New Sex Press [ large preview ]
"Signage at the Tampa, FL airport with apparent kerning issues." Photo taken by Emily Blackwell from United States of America.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - new-sex-press

Signage dock E zurich 1

Signage dock E zurich 1 [ large preview ]
"Zurich Airport Dock E, main walls in the (Sky) Metro station." Licensed: Sascha Török – Wirksame Gestaltung. Photo taken by Sascha Török from Switzerland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - signage-dock-e-zurich-1

Signage dock E zurich 2

Signage dock E zurich 2 [ large preview ]
"Zurich Airport Dock E, rear wall of the track in the (Sky) Metro station." Licensed: Sascha Török – Wirksame Gestaltung. Photo taken by Sascha Török from Switzerland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - signage-dock-e-zurich-2

Signage dock E zurich 3

Signage dock E zurich 3 [ large preview ]
"Zurich Airport Dock E, detail of the main wall in the (Sky) Metro station." Licensed: Sascha Török – Wirksame Gestaltung. Photo taken by Sascha Török from Switzerland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - signage-dock-e-zurich-3

Texturized wall

Texturized wall [ large preview ]
"A wall in Hamburg airport, literally texturize with text." Designed by Pitipat Srichairat from Thailand.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - texturized-wall

Terminal Baggage Claim

Terminal Baggage Claim [ large preview ]
"The word “Welcome” in different languages at the baggage claim at the airport." 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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - terminal-baggage-claim

Ufa Security Control & Gates

Ufa Security Control & Gates [ large preview ]
"3-languages Sucurity control and Gates sign in Ufa International airport." Licensed: AL. Photo taken by Igor Wertmann from Russia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ufa-security-control-&-gates

Ufa Exit Sign

Ufa Exit Sign [ large preview ]
"3-languages Exit sign in Ufa International airport." Licensed: AL. Photo taken by Igor Wertmann from Russia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ufa-exit-sign

Gate B13

Gate B13 [ large preview ]
"This was taken at the Frankfurt airport in my stop-over to Slovenia. I really liked the industrial look of the ceiling which served as an interesting backdrop to the basic shapes of the gate signage." Photo taken by Michael Dave Dizon from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - gate-b13

NS Ticket Machine

NS Ticket Machine [ large preview ]
"Holiday picture of a ticket machine at station Boxmeer." Photo taken by Yvo Jolie from The Netherlandse.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ns-ticket-machine

Take your ticket

Take your ticket [ large preview ]
"Toll way signs in Lisbon, Portugal." Photo taken by Carla Jesus from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - take-your-ticket

San Francisco Type and Texture

San Francisco Type and Texture [ large preview ]
"Texture and Type on an East Bay light rail platform." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported. Photo taken by Scott Richardson from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - san-francisco-typeand-texture

Cphan Fasten Airasia

Cphan Fasten Airasia [ large preview ]
"The sign in Air Asia Airplane that I shot during my travel." Photo taken by Christina Phan from Indonesia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - cphan-fasten-airasia

Cphan Look Right Hongkong

Cphan Look Right Hongkong [ large preview ]
"The sign in Air Asia Airplane that I shot during my travel." Photo taken by Christina Phan from Indonesia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - cphan-look-right-hongkong

Aviation Insurance

Aviation Insurance [ large preview ]
"So, if my plane breaks in half, you’ll hand me some money? Cool." Designed by John Lang from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - aviation-insurance

Push To Open

Push To Open [ large preview ]
"Reflection off of a trolley passing by, the reflection almost looks water reflected like due to the paint and moving motion of the trolley." Photo taken by Brandon Edwards-Schuth from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - push-to-open

Third class sign

Third class sign [ large preview ]
"Old third class railway car sign." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Hansjoerg Schneider from Switzerland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - third-class-sign

04415-Lovebirdlocks

04415-Lovebirdlocks [ large preview ]
"This Photo was taken in Cologne where I live. The locks represent pairs whome put them there and threw the key into the river to show their endless love." Photo taken by Kadir Inan from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - 04415-lovebirdlocks

Filling The White Space

Filling The White Space [ large preview ]
"Landing Site on Cheung Chau Island, Hong Kong." Licensed: cc by-nc. Designed by Andrea Surwillo from France.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - filling-the-white-space

Indian Railway reservation chart table

Indian Railway reservation chart table [ large preview ]
"Indian’s Railway reservation chart table." License: Copyrighted. Photo taken by Sroan Sergei Graovac from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - indian-railway-reservation-chart-table

Old Station

Old Station [ large preview ]
"The old station." License: License Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivs. Created by Ilaria Benecchi from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - old-station

Airport Exit

Airport Exit [ large preview ]
"Exit signage at the Airport." Photo taken by balajee from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - airport-exit

Airport Security Check

Airport Security Check [ large preview ]
"Security at airport." Photo taken by balajee from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - airport-security-check

Airport Services

Airport Services [ large preview ]
"A few Services available at the airport." Photo taken by balajee from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - airport-services

Aero (departures)

Aero (departures) [ large preview ]
"Barcelona Airport, escalator." License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs. Photo taken by Barbara Hovens from Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - aero-(departures)

Terminal, A, C

Terminal, A, C [ large preview ]
"Barcelona Airport, escalators." License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs. Photo taken by Barbara Hovens from Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - terminal,-a,-c

Airport Signs

Airport Signs [ large preview ]
"A sign board found in KKI Airport, Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)." Photo taken by Waseef Akhtar from Saudi Arabia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - airport-signs

Melbourne pedestrian underpass

Melbourne pedestrian underpass [ large preview ]
"Simple and clean design indicating the direction of various forms of transport." Created by Brooke Pitson from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - melbourne-pedestrian-underpass

Johannesburg airport weapons check-in

Johannesburg airport weapons check-in [ large preview ]
"A sign in the Johannesburg airport, South Africa, directing passengers where to check in their firearms and weapons!" Created by Brooke Pitson from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - johannesburg-airport-weapons-check-in

Enormous Bus Sign

Enormous Bus Sign [ large preview ]
"Enormous pictogram on wall shows at the Cologne Airport where the buses are." License: Creative Commons by-nc. Photo taken by Misel Radosavac from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - enormous-bus-sign

Bus Itinerary in Goiânia

Bus Itinerary in Goiânia [ large preview ]
"Bus itinerary of Goiânia bus company." Licensed: Public Domain. Designed by Pedro Augusto Borges from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bus-itinerary-in-goiania

There’s always an option in india

There’s always an option in india [ large preview ]
"The important machine for pune people aka Puneri’s." Photo taken by Mayur Mutha from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - theres-always-an-option-in-india

The city means of transport

The city means of transport [ large preview ]
"Pune city runs on these big machines." Photo taken by Mayur Mutha from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - the-city-means-of-transport

U Bahn

U Bahn [ large preview ]
"Out of the U-Bahn window." Licensed: Attribution License. Photo taken by Maren Graser from Ireland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - u-bahn

Indian Railway reservation chart table

Indian Railway reservation chart table [ large preview ]
"Indian’s Railway reservation chart table." License: Copyrighted. Photo taken by Sroan Sergei Graovac from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - indian-railway-reservation-chart-table

Lost in Beijing

Lost in Beijing [ large preview ]
"Wierds and confusing signs in a station in Beijing." License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/fr/. Photo taken by Thomas Bardin from France.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - lost-in-beijing

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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