Warning and Danger Signs Part 5

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).

Warning / Danger signs

Steep Consequences for Passing in Chile

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.

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

Refuses to Surmount the Parapet

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.

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

Safety Conscience

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - safety-conscience

Secret Channel

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - secret-channel

Spray painted signage

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - spray-painted-signage

Danger stairs

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - danger-stairs

No jumping be careful the safe

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

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

Mind the gap

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mind-the-gap

Warning no drugs

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - warning-no-drugs

Beware!

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - beware

Its all about money honey!

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

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

Fear the red scorpion

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.

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

Construction signs

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - construction-signs

Construction signs two

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - construction-signs-two

Ship sign in Riga

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

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

The Exclusion Zone

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - the-exclusion-zone

You’ll be shocked

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - youll-be-shocked

Lifesaver on air

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - lifesaver-on-air

Evil zebras

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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - evil-zebras

Do Not Cross

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - do-not-cross

Caution!

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

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - caution

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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    Edward Olive (wedding) photographer from Madrid

    September 16, 2010 2:28 pm

    Thankyou for supporting my work

    Support and recognition is most important for any photographer, particularly for those still not yet known, like myself

    Edward Olive

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