Warning and Danger Signs Part 5

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 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).

Warning / Danger signs

Steep Consequences for Passing in Chile

Steep Consequences for Passing in Chile [ large preview2 ]
"I saw this sign on the ski slopes of Chile and stopped immediately in my tracks to take a picture. Notice the lack of any fencing or other signage marking the line beyond which one should not pass." Photo taken by Tessa K. Marmion from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - steep-consequences-for-passing-in-chile3

Refuses to Surmount the Parapet

Refuses to Surmount the Parapet [ large preview4 ]
"This sign is really confusing, but the scenery is one of the three Gorges on the Yangtze." Photo taken by Carol Megill from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - refuses-to-surmount-the-parapet5

Safety Conscience

Safety Conscience [ large preview6 ]
"Kinda true, right? You can see some of the large tour boats on the Yangtze in the distance." Photo taken by Carol Megill from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - safety-conscience7

Secret Channel

Secret Channel [ large preview8 ]
"Shhh! It’s a secret." Photo taken by Carol Megill from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - secret-channel9

Spray painted signage

Spray painted signage [ large preview10 ]
"This sign says not to urinate here." Photo taken by Febrina Tanghal from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - spray-painted-signage11

Danger stairs

Danger stairs [ large preview12 ]
"Signs for a hidden, and dangerous, stairs (! in the same angle)." Photo taken by Rik Verhagen13 from The Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - danger-stairs14

No jumping be careful the safe

No jumping be careful the safe [ large preview15 ]
"Picture taken during my trip to Huashan Mountain in China in 2007." License: Free. Photo taken by Yann Lorber16 from The Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - no-jumping-be-careful-the-safe17

Mind the gap

Mind the gap [ large preview18 ]
"The right type at the right place." Photo taken by Matteo Cristini19 from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mind-the-gap20

Warning no drugs

Warning no drugs [ large preview21 ]
"An public service notice in a popular party district." License: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Gareth Shapiro22 from England.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - warning-no-drugs23

Beware!

Beware! [ large preview24 ]
"Beware of the dog sign on a rusty garage door." License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic. Photo taken by Frikkie Snyman25 from South Africa.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - beware26

Its all about money honey!

Its all about money honey! [ large preview27 ]
Photo taken by Mayur Mutha28 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - its-all-about-money-honey29

Fear the red scorpion

Fear the red scorpion [ large preview30 ]
"Fear the Red Scorpion! While not an orientation sign, it does tell those in front of it not to mess around." Photo taken by V.D. Photo from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fear-the-red-scorpion31

Construction signs

Construction signs [ large preview32 ]
"Prevention signs on construction sites." Photo taken by Comsa Antonia from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - construction-signs33

Construction signs two

Construction signs two [ large preview34 ]
"Other prevention signs on construction sites." Photo taken by Comsa Antonia from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - construction-signs-two35

Ship sign in Riga

Ship sign in Riga [ large preview36 ]
"Picture made on a ship, that travels from Riga to Stockholm." Photo taken by Gatis Strods37 from Latvia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ship-sign-in-riga38

The Exclusion Zone

The Exclusion Zone [ large preview39 ]
"The Exclusion Zone of Novosibirsk Hydropower Station." Photo taken by Maria Demina from Russia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - the-exclusion-zone40

You’ll be shocked

You’ll be shocked [ large preview41 ]
"Photo taken in Brazil at my Uncles house." Photo taken by Micah Comeau from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - youll-be-shocked42

Lifesaver on air

Lifesaver on air [ large preview43 ]
"Almost always bringing along a camera everytime I travel and taking not-so-common subjects even inside a plane." Photo taken by Tyrone John Reyes from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - lifesaver-on-air44

Evil zebras

Evil zebras [ large preview45 ]
"Some zebras were dining in the wrong area at a zoo. Probably the grass was greener there." Photo taken by Popa Oana from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - evil-zebras46

Do Not Cross

Do Not Cross [ large preview47 ]
"An old dirty New Orleans Police sign that saw Katrina." Photo taken by Patty Tuggle48 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - do-not-cross49

Caution!

Caution! [ large preview50 ]
"Canon EOS AE2 0mm f1.2 L expired black and white film. Madrid. Found at a wedding." Photo taken by Edward Olive51 from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - caution52

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/steep-consequences-for-passing-in-chile/full_steep-consequences-for-passing-in-chile.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/steep-consequences-for-passing-in-chile/full_steep-consequences-for-passing-in-chile.jpg
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/refuses-to-surmount-the-parapet/full_refuses-to-surmount-the-parapet.jpg
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/refuses-to-surmount-the-parapet/full_refuses-to-surmount-the-parapet.jpg
  6. 6 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/safety-conscience/full_safety-conscience.jpg
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/safety-conscience/full_safety-conscience.jpg
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/secret-channel/full_secret-channel.jpg
  9. 9 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/secret-channel/full_secret-channel.jpg
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/spray-painted-signage/full_spray-paint-signage.jpg
  11. 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/spray-painted-signage/full_spray-paint-signage.jpg
  12. 12 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-stairs/full_danger-stairs.jpg
  13. 13 http://www.productengineer.nl
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  15. 15 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/no-jumping-be-careful-the-safe/full_no-jumping-be-careful-the-safe.jpg
  16. 16 http://www.yannlorber.fr
  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/no-jumping-be-careful-the-safe/full_no-jumping-be-careful-the-safe.jpg
  18. 18 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mind-the-gap/full_the-right-type-at-the-right-place.jpg
  19. 19 http://www.matteocristini.it
  20. 20 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mind-the-gap/full_the-right-type-at-the-right-place.jpg
  21. 21 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/warning-no-drugs/full_warning-no-drugs.jpg
  22. 22 http://www.garethshapiro.com
  23. 23 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/warning-no-drugs/full_warning-no-drugs.jpg
  24. 24 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/beware/full_beware.jpg
  25. 25 http://www.google.com/profiles/1frikkie
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  27. 27 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/its-all-about-money-honey/full_its-all-about-money-honey.jpg
  28. 28 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayurmutha
  29. 29 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/its-all-about-money-honey/full_its-all-about-money-honey.jpg
  30. 30 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fear-the-red-scorpion/full_fear-the-red-scorpion.jpg
  31. 31 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fear-the-red-scorpion/full_fear-the-red-scorpion.jpg
  32. 32 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/construction-signs/full_construction-signs.jpg
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  34. 34 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/construction-signs-two/full_construction-signs-two.jpg
  35. 35 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/construction-signs-two/full_construction-signs-two.jpg
  36. 36 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/ship-sign-in-riga/full_ship_sign_in_riga.jpg
  37. 37 http://gatisstrods.com
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  39. 39 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/the-exclusion-zone/full_the-exclusion-zone.jpg
  40. 40 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/the-exclusion-zone/full_the-exclusion-zone.jpg
  41. 41 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/youll-be-shocked/full_youll-be-shocked.jpg
  42. 42 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/youll-be-shocked/full_youll-be-shocked.jpg
  43. 43 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lifesaver-on-air/full_lifesaver-on-air.jpg
  44. 44 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lifesaver-on-air/full_lifesaver-on-air.jpg
  45. 45 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/evil-zebras/full_evil-zebras.jpg
  46. 46 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/evil-zebras/full_evil-zebras.jpg
  47. 47 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/do-not-cross/full_do-not-cross.jpg
  48. 48 http://pattytuggle.zenfolio.com/
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  50. 50 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caution/full_caution.jpg
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  57. 57 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/corporate-logos-and-brand-signs/
  58. 58 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-1/
  59. 59 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-2/
  60. 60 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-1/
  61. 61 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  62. 62 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
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  65. 65 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-1/
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  69. 69 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  70. 70 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
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  93. 93 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-2/
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  95. 95 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-4/
  96. 96 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-5/
  97. 97 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-1/
  98. 98 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-2/
  99. 99 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-1/
  100. 100 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-2/
  101. 101 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/welcome-signs/
  102. 102 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  103. 103 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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