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).
Steep Consequences for Passing in Chile [ large preview ]
"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.
Refuses to Surmount the Parapet [ large preview ]
"This sign is really confusing, but the scenery is one of the three Gorges on the Yangtze." Photo taken by Carol Megill from USA.
Safety Conscience [ large preview ]
"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.
Secret Channel [ large preview ]
"Shhh! It’s a secret." Photo taken by Carol Megill from USA.
Spray painted signage [ large preview ]
"This sign says not to urinate here." Photo taken by Febrina Tanghal from Philippines.
Fear the red scorpion [ large preview ]
"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.
Construction signs [ large preview ]
"Prevention signs on construction sites." Photo taken by Comsa Antonia from Romania.
Construction signs two [ large preview ]
"Other prevention signs on construction sites." Photo taken by Comsa Antonia from Romania.
The Exclusion Zone [ large preview ]
"The Exclusion Zone of Novosibirsk Hydropower Station." Photo taken by Maria Demina from Russia.
You’ll be shocked [ large preview ]
"Photo taken in Brazil at my Uncles house." Photo taken by Micah Comeau from USA.
Lifesaver on air [ large preview ]
"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.
Evil zebras [ large preview ]
"Some zebras were dining in the wrong area at a zoo. Probably the grass was greener there." Photo taken by Popa Oana from Romania.
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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