WC and Restroom Signs Part 1

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 WC and Restroom signs, i.e. signs that with their often cleverly designed appearance are usually easily recognizable. 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).

WC / Restroom signs

Toilet

Toilet [ large preview ]
"Universal logo for toilet." Photo taken by Andy Phillips from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - toilet

Nature’s Call

Nature’s Call [ large preview ]
"In emergency … Nature’s call." Photo taken by Shalmali Patkar from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - natures-call

Where Exactly is WC

Where Exactly is WC [ large preview ]
"A sign board for WC in the hlavni nadrazi Czech republic." Photo taken by Jaipratap from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - where-exactly-is-wc

Art at Cafe

Art at Cafe [ large preview ]
"I found this piece of art on the door of a loo at a local cafe. Found it really intresting and witty." Photo taken by sach .L from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - art-at-cafe

Artistic ladies room sign

Artistic ladies room sign [ large preview ]
"An unique ladies room signs taken from Cihampelas Walk Bandung, Indonesia." Photo taken by Panji Firman Rahadi from Indonesia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - artistic-ladies-room-sign

Way to WC

Way to WC [ large preview ]
"An original way to help you finding the right way…" Photo taken by Matteo Cristini from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - way-to-wc

Men Toilet

Men Toilet [ large preview ]
"Creative way to get attention for the restroom." Photo taken by Rik Verhagen from The Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - men-toilet

How to- Use the toilet

How to- Use the toilet [ large preview ]
"Some restrooms offer detailed instructions on how to effectively urinate." Photo taken by Adam Kazmierski from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - how-to--use-the-toilet

Kane Tourist-sign

Kane Tourist-sign [ large preview ]
"Maui, Hawaii, USA men’s restroom pictograph." Photo taken by eugene_wang from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - kane-tourist-sign

Can’t Stop Playing

Can’t Stop Playing [ large preview ]
"Situationally appropriate restroom signage at the Lego Discovery Center near Chicago." Photo taken by Brett Tomczak from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - cant-stop-playing

Lego Boys Room

Lego Boys Room [ large preview ]
"Situationally appropriate restroom signage at the Lego Discovery Center near Chicago." Photo taken by Brett Tomczak from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - lego-boys-room

Lego Girls Room

Lego Girls Room [ large preview ]
"Situationally appropriate restroom signage at the Lego Discovery Center near Chicago." Photo taken by Brett Tomczak from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - lego-girls-room

Yucatan’s bathroom

Yucatan’s bathroom [ large preview ]
"Toilet signs from Yucatan showing local customs." Photo taken by Carla Jesus from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - yucatans-bathroom

Mickey Mouse Boys Room

Mickey Mouse Boys Room [ large preview ]
"Bathroom Sign, Cortina, Italy." Photo taken by Gary Toriello from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mickey-mouse-boys-room

Mens Room

Mens Room [ large preview ]
"Each bathroom throughout the New 42nd Street Studio Building has a different graphic representing Men & Women." Photo taken by Alexis Buatti-Ramos from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mens-room

Here’s the Loo

Here’s the Loo [ large preview ]
"A quirky sign directing you to the bathroom in a small Scotland Bakery." Photo taken by Albany Carlson from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - heres-the-loo

Yes No

Yes No [ large preview ]
"Bathroom Sign on a FIFA bus at the 2006 World Cup in Berlin." License: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License. Photo taken by Chris Hiester from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - yes-no

Siena WC

Siena WC [ large preview ]
"Pay toilet sign in Siena, Italy." Licensed: Not Applicable. Photo taken by SuAnne Hall from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - siena-wc

Old fashioned wc ornament

Old fashioned wc ornament [ large preview ]
"Old fashioned English WC ornament and typo in Manchester." Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Roberto Saba from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - old-fashioned-wc-ornament

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.

  1. 1

    wow interesting toilet.

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