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 Warning and Danger signs, signs that grab the attention of bystanders and alert them to any dangers ahead with their explicit content. 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).
Yes You Can Ski in Morocco [ large preview ]
"The arabic text in the sign, roughly translated, means “forbidden for people who don’t skid/slide” – bearing in mind that the word ski is used almost universally as a transliterated phonetic equivalent in European languages; but here, they don’t transliterate the sound ski.." License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/. Photo taken by Simon White from France.
Pickpockets in Thailand [ large preview ]
"A clean chit given to the Thai pickpockets!" Photo taken by Ashish Balsawer from India.
French Pool Sign [ large preview ]
"I’ve always loved translations into English that end up being funny, this was one of my favourites from a trip to France. You have to be wary of those slippery people!" Photo taken by Lee Crutchley from England.
Look under your seat [ large preview ]
"The image was taken on a bus ride during a visit in New Delhi, India." Licensed: copyright Christina Schäfer. Photo taken by Christina Schäfer from Germany / Scotland.
Werribee open range zoo [ large preview ]
"Path sign at Werribee Zoo, Melbourne, Australia." Licensed: Copyright Felicity Adams. Photo taken by Felicity Adams from Australia.
Emergency Exit [ large preview ]
"Airplane Exit Signs on Windows." Photo taken by Bryan Sia from Philippines.
Exit and Exit Again Signs [ large preview ]
"An exit door way of condominium that flooded with Exit signs pointed to the same door, the funny is that we already get it that’s the exit door." Photo taken by Rocky B Gonzales from Philippines.
Life Ring [ large preview ]
"Life Ring and a boat in Baltimore." Photo taken by Scott Joyce from USA.
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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