WC and Restroom Signs Part 2

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

Mens Restroom Figure

Mens Restroom Figure [ large preview ]
"Funny picture of the mens restroom sign." Photo taken by Brandon Mambaje from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mens-restroom-figure

H2O

H2O [ large preview ]
"New York ferry terminal restroom." Photo taken by Erecia Williams from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - h2o

Family Restroom

Family Restroom [ large preview ]
"Sign on the bathroom door." Photo taken by Rich Bernstein from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - family-restroom

No Peeping

No Peeping [ large preview ]
"A signage in my office’s restrooms. One is the guy peeping and this one is the girl peeping." Photo taken by Melisa Hoesain from Indonesia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - no-peeping

Little boys room

Little boys room [ large preview ]
"Restroom sign at Legoland, Windsor, UK." Licensed: Copyright Felicity Adams. Photo taken by Felicity Adams from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - little-boys-room

Pool restroom signage

Pool restroom signage [ large preview ]
"Shooting a wedding portrait at a hotel and I found this cool composition of signs for the pool restrooms." Licensed: License Creative Commons. Photo taken by Raquel Gonzalez from México.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pool-restroom-signage

Suffolk Toilets

Suffolk Toilets [ large preview ]
"Photo taken in a sleepy village in Suffolk. I was taken by the depth of the relief in the concrete blocks signifying public restrooms." Photo taken by Matt Miles from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - suffolk-toilets

Restroom

Restroom [ large preview ]
"The restroom of the art museum." Photo taken by Mie Hazama from Japan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - restroom

Little girls room

Little girls room [ large preview ]
"Second restroom sign at Legoland, Windsor, UK." Licensed: Copyright Felicity Adams. Photo taken by Felicity Adams from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - little-girls-room

Toiletprohibition

Toiletprohibition [ large preview ]
"Toilet is prohibited here, In this picture It is written in hindi language. You can find lots of signs like this one on the walls of the building here in india be cuase there isn’t any law and fine for act like this." Photo taken by Sukhdev Singh from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - toiletprohibition

Tunisian toilette

Tunisian toilette [ large preview ]
"Toilette sign in Tunisia." Photo taken by Mario Poje from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - tunisian-toilette

Alarm pictogram

Alarm pictogram [ large preview ]
"Alarm pictogram in a hotel room toilet." Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Roberto Saba from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - alarm-pictogram

Toilets

Toilets [ large preview ]
"This signage served its purpose although." Photo taken by Parimala Venkatesh from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - toilets

Men’s restroom sign at The House of Virgin Mary

Men’s restroom sign at The House of Virgin Mary [ large preview ]
"This is the sign to the men’s restroom in the gift shop area at The House of Virgin Mary, located on top of Bulbul Mountain, approximately 27 km away from Kusadasi, Turkey." Photo taken by Fernando Martínez López from México.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mens-restroom-sign-at-the-house-of-virgin-mary

Public Toilet

Public Toilet [ large preview ]
"”First public toilet in Sarajevo, build 1530, Destroyed 1992, Renewed 2001″ (carved in stone)." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Vahid Smajlagic from BiH.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - public-toilet

Women only

Women only [ large preview ]
"This sign is a women’s toilet sign taken in Japan’s Disney land." Licensed: I will retain copyright of my entries at all times and must be credited alongside my picture should my picture be displayed in connection with this contest. Photo taken by Grace Ng Xin Yi from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - women-only

Podium Mall Signage

Podium Mall Signage [ large preview ]
"Pointing us to where shops and toilets are." Photo taken by Emalin Choi from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - podium-mall-signage

Dogs and the humans

Dogs and the humans [ large preview ]
"The signage is trying to convey a message about public hygine and better civic sense. “Dogs pee anywhere they want, but humans use the loo(toilets)”:-)." Photo taken by Pradeep N from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dogs-and-the-humans

Depts of hygeine

Depts of hygeine [ large preview ]
"Sign to find the way to the toilet in a bar in melbourne." Photo taken by Iris Beiderhase from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - depts-of-hygeine

Sharing Is Fun

Sharing Is Fun [ large preview ]
"The only toilet at the emergency room of a hospital." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Anthony Hartanto from Indonesia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sharing-is-fun

Toilet and telephone sign

Toilet and telephone sign [ large preview ]
"This sign is found at the public toilets near the Presidential Blue House, or Cheongwadae. The cute Korean traditional costume icons contrasts with that of the telephone, a modern invention." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Photo taken by Yestine Goh from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - toilet-and-telephone-sign

Toilet locator sign

Toilet locator sign [ large preview ]
"A picture to rmeind you that a toilet is never too far away.." Photo taken by Will Parker from England.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - toilet-locator-sign

Toilet cologne stadium

Toilet cologne stadium [ large preview ]
"Signs on the outside toilet of the football stadium in cologne that shows where men, women and disabled people have to go." Photo taken by Iris Beiderhase from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - toilet-cologne-stadium

Different toilets for different men style

Different toilets for different men style [ large preview ]
"In Vietnam, in the imperial city of Hue, two signs with two illustrative type for a same place : you the ‘chic’ guys and the poor tourists (look the short)." Licensed: License (Attribution) free but if it used just notified by Thomas Nicot. Photo taken by nicot from France.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - different-toilets-for-different-men-style

Toilets

Toilets [ large preview ]
"This signage served its purpose although its location might have been in the middle of the tourist hot-spot." Photo taken by Parimala Venkatesh from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - toilets

United we pee

United we pee [ large preview ]
"Creative sign to a men’s lavatory." Photo taken by Franco from Malaysia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - united-we-pee

Oops I did it again

Oops I did it again [ large preview ]
Photo taken by Vizi David Iov Alin from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - oops-i-did-it-again

Ladies and Gents

Ladies and Gents [ large preview ]
"Office washroom sign." Photo taken by Randy Letkeman from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ladies-and-gents

Nicebutts

Nicebutts [ large preview ]
"You’ll have a fleeting moment of side-eyeing others guys butts as they pee when you walk into this lavatory and see that sign." Photo taken by Franco from Malaysia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - nicebutts

Japanese bath etiquette

Japanese bath etiquette [ large preview ]
"Japanese bath etiquete is quite complicated. Here a visual “How to” guide." Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution. Photo taken by Cosimo Liquori from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - japanese-bath-etiquette

Ladies and Gents

Ladies and Gents [ large preview ]
"Office washroom sign." Photo taken by Randy Letkeman from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ladies-and-gents

Man really wants to pee, this way!

Man really wants to pee, this way! [ large preview ]
"Signage of a restroom. graphic of the man showing really wants to pee." Photo taken by Patricia Recto from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - man-really-wants-to-pee,-this-way!

Male? Female? This way please

Male? Female? This way please [ large preview ]
"A pretty big comfort room signage on the wall of SMX Convention Center." Photo taken by Drexel Dennis Sineneng from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - male-female-this-way-please

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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