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 Advertising and Promotional signs and displays a few examples of promos and ads people around the world encounter in their everyday life. 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).
Advertising / Promo signs
Secrets of Asia
Secrets of Asia [ large preview ]
“Sign with Top Secret Like Stamp.” Created by James Woo from Malaysia.
Sarcasm in Email
Sarcasm in Email [ large preview ]
“Telephone company advertisement in Auckland, New Zealand.” Photo taken by Frederick Lontok from Philippines.
This Way To Beer
This Way To Beer [ large preview ]
“A complex neon signage suspended as far out as possible to attract visitors to its bar. (Photo taken with Lubitel 2 on black and white medium format film).” Photo taken by Adelyn from Malaysia.
Nikon Advertisement at Night
Nikon Advertisement at Night [ large preview ]
“A Nikon advertisement signage shot at night.” Photo taken by Kalpesh Ajugia from India.
Drink Coca-Cola In Bottles
Signage Ochestra [ large preview ]
“The complex, colourful, squint-inducing signages of Hong Kong trying to outdo each other.” Photo taken by Adelyn from Malaysia.
Save Up To 70 percent On Brand Name Furniture
Hive San Diego
Hive San Diego [ large preview ]
“A bright red sign with clean modern lines, offset by barbed wire and iron gates located in one of San Diego’s poorest neighborhoods.” Photo taken by Rachel Goodwin from USA.
Brad Pitt For Mayor
Brad Pitt For Mayor [ large preview ]
“Because having a celebrity as Mayor is a great idea!” Photo taken by Riyad Mustapha from Canada.
Thugs [ large preview ]
“In Nova Scotia, they’re not called “thugs” they’re called TUGS!” Photo taken by Riyad Mustapha from Canada.
Movie Theater, Malmo, Sweden
Bobo’s bubbles Laundromat
Dont take it out
Dont take it out [ large preview ]
“Tfl sign in London.” Photo taken by Emma Bayly from UK.
Rock this way
Rock this way [ large preview ]
“Sign at the door of the Washington DC Hard Rock Cafe.” Created by Francois Tornier from France.
Yoga meditation plakat
Yoga meditation plakat [ large preview ]
“Damaged poster for Yoga meditation.” Created by Sabine Reichel from Germany.
Open 24 Hours Fastfood Signage
Coffee Shop Slogan
Coffee Shop Slogan [ large preview ]
“This coffee shop’s slogan is found in Chamonix, France..” Created by Melissa Henry from USA.
EOFF Electric Company
Shivam painters [ large preview ]
“This picture was taken in the leh market.” Photo taken by Tosha Jagad from India.
Reserved Advertising Space
Reserved Advertising Space [ large preview ]
“In my country, every street lamp is advertising space.” Licensed: Free. Designed by Vahid Smajlagic from BiH.
Broadway at Night
Las Vegas Lights
Waterfront neon sign
Bar Sign [ large preview ]
“Nighttime photo of a local bar sign.” Photo taken by Dario Meniss from Croatia.
Venice Club [ large preview ]
“A beach side bar in Ito, Japan.” Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Damien McMahon from UK.
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!
You may want to take a look at other contest galleries, too:
- Abstract and Weird Signs 1
- Abstract and Weird Signs 2
- Advertising and Promotional Signs 1
- Advertising and Promotional Signs 2
- Corporate Logos and Branding Signs
- “Forbidden” Signs 1
- “Forbidden” Signs 2
- Funny, Clever and Original Signs 1
- Funny, Clever and Original Signs 2
- Funny, Clever and Original Signs 3
- Graffiti and Hand-Written Signs 1
- Graffiti and Hand-Written Signs 2
- Hotel, Restaurant and Diner Signs 1
- Hotel, Restaurant and Diner Signs 2
- Hotel, Restaurant and Diner Signs 3
- Information and Instructional Signs 1
- Information and Instructional Signs 2
- Library Signs
- Monument and Memorial Signs
- Museum Signs 1
- Museum Signs 2
- Public and State Building Signs 1
- Public and State Building Signs 2
- Road and Street Signs 1
- Road and Street Signs 2
- Road and Street Signs 3
- Road and Street Signs 4
- Road and Street Signs 5
- School and Park Signs
- Shop and Store Signs 1
- Shop and Store Signs 2
- Shop and Store Signs 3
- Street Wayfinding Signs 1
- Street Wayfinding Signs 2
- Street Wayfinding Signs 3
- Street Wayfinding Signs 4
- Train and Airport Signs 1
- Train and Airport Signs 2
- Underground and Metro Signs
- Warning and Danger Signs 1
- Warning and Danger Signs 2
- Warning and Danger Signs 3
- Warning and Danger Signs 4
- Warning and Danger Signs 5
- Wayfinding in Buildings Signs 1
- Wayfinding in Buildings Signs 2
- WC and Restroom Signs 1
- WC and Restroom Signs 2
- Welcome Signs
- Other photos 1
- Other photos 2