WC and Restroom Signs Part 1

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 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 preview2 ]
"Universal logo for toilet." Photo taken by Andy Phillips3 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - toilet4

Nature’s Call

Nature’s Call [ large preview5 ]
"In emergency … Nature’s call." Photo taken by Shalmali Patkar6 from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - natures-call7

Where Exactly is WC

Where Exactly is WC [ large preview8 ]
"A sign board for WC in the hlavni nadrazi Czech republic." Photo taken by Jaipratap9 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - where-exactly-is-wc10

Art at Cafe

Art at Cafe [ large preview11 ]
"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 .L12 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - art-at-cafe13

Artistic ladies room sign

Artistic ladies room sign [ large preview14 ]
"An unique ladies room signs taken from Cihampelas Walk Bandung, Indonesia." Photo taken by Panji Firman Rahadi15 from Indonesia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - artistic-ladies-room-sign16

Way to WC

Way to WC [ large preview17 ]
"An original way to help you finding the right way…" Photo taken by Matteo Cristini18 from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - way-to-wc19

Men Toilet

Men Toilet [ large preview20 ]
"Creative way to get attention for the restroom." Photo taken by Rik Verhagen21 from The Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - men-toilet22

How to- Use the toilet

How to- Use the toilet [ large preview23 ]
"Some restrooms offer detailed instructions on how to effectively urinate." Photo taken by Adam Kazmierski24 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - how-to--use-the-toilet25

Kane Tourist-sign

Kane Tourist-sign [ large preview26 ]
"Maui, Hawaii, USA men’s restroom pictograph." Photo taken by eugene_wang27 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - kane-tourist-sign28

Can’t Stop Playing

Can’t Stop Playing [ large preview29 ]
"Situationally appropriate restroom signage at the Lego Discovery Center near Chicago." Photo taken by Brett Tomczak363330 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - cant-stop-playing31

Lego Boys Room

Lego Boys Room [ large preview32 ]
"Situationally appropriate restroom signage at the Lego Discovery Center near Chicago." Photo taken by Brett Tomczak363330 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - lego-boys-room34

Lego Girls Room

Lego Girls Room [ large preview35 ]
"Situationally appropriate restroom signage at the Lego Discovery Center near Chicago." Photo taken by Brett Tomczak363330 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - lego-girls-room37

Yucatan’s bathroom

Yucatan’s bathroom [ large preview38 ]
"Toilet signs from Yucatan showing local customs." Photo taken by Carla Jesus39 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - yucatans-bathroom40

Mickey Mouse Boys Room

Mickey Mouse Boys Room [ large preview41 ]
"Bathroom Sign, Cortina, Italy." Photo taken by Gary Toriello42 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mickey-mouse-boys-room43

Mens Room

Mens Room [ large preview44 ]
"Each bathroom throughout the New 42nd Street Studio Building has a different graphic representing Men & Women." Photo taken by Alexis Buatti-Ramos45 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mens-room46

Here’s the Loo

Here’s the Loo [ large preview47 ]
"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-loo48

Yes No

Yes No [ large preview49 ]
"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 Hiester50 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - yes-no51

Siena WC

Siena WC [ large preview52 ]
"Pay toilet sign in Siena, Italy." Licensed: Not Applicable. Photo taken by SuAnne Hall53 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - siena-wc54

Old fashioned wc ornament

Old fashioned wc ornament [ large preview55 ]
"Old fashioned English WC ornament and typo in Manchester." Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Roberto Saba56 from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - old-fashioned-wc-ornament57

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/toilet/full_toilet.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.2009.byandyphillips.com
  4. 4 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/toilet/full_toilet.jpg
  5. 5 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/natures-call/full_natures-call.jpg
  6. 6 http://saawrichakapus.shutterchance.com/
  7. 7 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/natures-call/full_natures-call.jpg
  8. 8 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/where-exactly-is-wc/full_where-exactly-is-wc.jpg
  9. 9 http://www.facebook.com/jaipratap
  10. 10 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/where-exactly-is-wc/full_where-exactly-is-wc.jpg
  11. 11 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/art-at-cafe/full_art-at-cafe.jpg
  12. 12 http://www.sachin-lotankar.com
  13. 13 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/art-at-cafe/full_art-at-cafe.jpg
  14. 14 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/artistic-ladies-room-sign/full_artistic-ladies-room-sign.jpg
  15. 15 http://www.matakita.net
  16. 16 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/artistic-ladies-room-sign/full_artistic-ladies-room-sign.jpg
  17. 17 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/way-to-wc/full_way-to-wc.jpg
  18. 18 http://www.matteocristini.it
  19. 19 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/way-to-wc/full_way-to-wc.jpg
  20. 20 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/men-toilet/full_men-restroom.jpg
  21. 21 http://www.productengineer.nl
  22. 22 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/men-toilet/full_men-restroom.jpg
  23. 23 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/how-to--use-the-toilet/full_how-to--use-the-toilet.jpg
  24. 24 http://www.adamkaz.com
  25. 25 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/how-to--use-the-toilet/full_how-to--use-the-toilet.jpg
  26. 26 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/kane-tourist-sign/full_kane-tourist-sign.jpg
  27. 27 http://coroflot.com/ewangdesign
  28. 28 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/kane-tourist-sign/full_kane-tourist-sign.jpg
  29. 29 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/cant-stop-playing/full_cant-stop-playing.jpg
  30. 30 http://typeorange.com
  31. 31 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/cant-stop-playing/full_cant-stop-playing.jpg
  32. 32 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lego-boys-room/full_lego-boys-room.jpg
  33. 33 http://typeorange.com
  34. 34 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lego-boys-room/full_lego-boys-room.jpg
  35. 35 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lego-girls-room/full_lego-girls-room.jpg
  36. 36 http://typeorange.com
  37. 37 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lego-girls-room/full_lego-girls-room.jpg
  38. 38 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/yucatans-bathroom/full_yucatan-bathrooms.jpg
  39. 39 http://www.liquidfungusphotographers.com
  40. 40 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/yucatans-bathroom/full_yucatan-bathrooms.jpg
  41. 41 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mickey-mouse-boys-room/full_toriello_mickeymouseboysroom_cortinaitaly.jpg
  42. 42 http://www.maximumdownforce.com
  43. 43 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mickey-mouse-boys-room/full_toriello_mickeymouseboysroom_cortinaitaly.jpg
  44. 44 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mens-room/full_mensroom.jpg
  45. 45 http://buattiramosphoto.com
  46. 46 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mens-room/full_mensroom.jpg
  47. 47 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/heres-the-loo/full_heres-the-loo.jpg
  48. 48 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/heres-the-loo/full_heres-the-loo.jpg
  49. 49 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/yes-no/full_german-bus-bathroom-sign.jpg
  50. 50 http://tinpanvalley.com
  51. 51 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/yes-no/full_german-bus-bathroom-sign.jpg
  52. 52 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/siena-wc/full_sienna_wc.jpg
  53. 53 http://www.swanhall.com
  54. 54 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/siena-wc/full_sienna_wc.jpg
  55. 55 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/old-fashioned-wc-ornament/full_old-fashioned-wc-ornament.jpg
  56. 56 http://www.fotothing.com/Ro73
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  58. 58 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-1/
  59. 59 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-2/
  60. 60 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-and-promotional-signs-part-1/
  61. 61 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-branding-and-promotional-signs-part-2/
  62. 62 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/corporate-logos-and-brand-signs/
  63. 63 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-1/
  64. 64 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-2/
  65. 65 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-1/
  66. 66 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  67. 67 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
  68. 68 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-1/
  69. 69 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-2/
  70. 70 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-1/
  71. 71 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-2/
  72. 72 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-3/
  73. 73 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-1/
  74. 74 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  75. 75 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
  76. 76 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/monument-and-memorial-signs/
  77. 77 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-1/
  78. 78 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-2/
  79. 79 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-1/
  80. 80 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-2/
  81. 81 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-1/
  82. 82 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-2/
  83. 83 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-3/
  84. 84 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-4/
  85. 85 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-5/
  86. 86 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/school-and-park-signs/
  87. 87 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-1/
  88. 88 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-2/
  89. 89 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-3/
  90. 90 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-1/
  91. 91 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-2/
  92. 92 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-3/
  93. 93 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-4/
  94. 94 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-1/
  95. 95 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-2/
  96. 96 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/underground-signs/
  97. 97 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-1/
  98. 98 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-2/
  99. 99 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-3/
  100. 100 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-4/
  101. 101 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-5/
  102. 102 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-1/
  103. 103 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-2/
  104. 104 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-1/
  105. 105 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-2/
  106. 106 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/welcome-signs/
  107. 107 http://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  108. 108 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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  1. 1

    wow interesting toilet.

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