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 Shop and Store signs, i.e. dynamic signs of all shapes and sizes advertising shops and services by means of numerous inventive approaches. 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).
Shop / store signs
Save on Meat
Save on Meat [ large preview ]
“The soon to come down, “Save on Meats” sign in Vancouver is a landmark of a bygone era when Hasting Street was the thriving hub of economic activity in Vancouver.” Photo taken by Eldon Underhill from Canada.
What to do in Osaka, Japan
Sams Super Sandwiches
Olde Dixie [ large preview ]
“Downtown Orlando - Fried chicken with a side of racism.” Photo taken by Angela Wilson from USA.
ATM signage at shopping centre
ATM signage at shopping centre [ large preview ]
“Taking at the ATM area at Centro Bankstown which has a stylish interior design, photo is original, only adjust a bit of brightness and contrast.” Licensed: © 2010 Tina Ta Nguyen. Photo taken by Tina Ta Nguyen from Australia.
Product signage at liquor shop
Signage door at shopping centre
Signage door at shopping centre [ large preview ]
“Taking at a emergency door of fire hose room at Centro Bankstown, original photo.” Licensed: © 2010 Tina Ta Nguyen. Photo taken by Tina Ta Nguyen from Australia.
Shop Signs Hong Kong
Shop Signs Hong Kong [ large preview ]
“Taken whilst on a short vacation to the city.” Photo taken by Jimmy Kim from South Korea.
Tenant Signs Hong Kong
Tenant Signs Hong Kong [ large preview ]
“Shop for sale in a quiet Hong Kong side street.” Photo taken by Jimmy Kim from South Korea.
Directions at a mall
Directions at a mall [ large preview ]
“Directions for (I’m guessing) the ladies, changing room, and elevator at a shopping mall in Korea.” Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Photo taken by Yestine Goh from Singapore.
Snappy Snacks post no bill
Herding UP [ large preview ]
“A group of moose is name as a herd. With a picture of moose, I interprit it as owner of shop trying to herd us up.” Licensed: Royalty Free (RF) images. Photo taken by Ellson Yap from Singapore.
Electric stairway instructions in shopping mall
Vulcanizing Shop [ large preview ]
“Vulcanizing Shop Signage on a truck tire.” Photo taken by Bryan Sia from Philippines.
Number 7 [ large preview ]
“Shop No.7 Degraves St - The door of a tiny cupcake bakery in a small Melbourne laneway with it’s bright cheery pink door to bring a smile to customers.” Licensed: Copyright Mary Pho 2009. Photo taken by Mary Pho from Australia.
Harley Sign Delaware
Harley Sign Delaware [ large preview ]
“Sign For Mike’s Famous Harley Davison Shop Near Lewes Delware.” Photo taken by dddundus from USA.
Workshop gallery [ large preview ]
“Workshop sign.” Photo taken by Helga Oddrún Sævarsdóttir from Iceland.
Old Bag Factory
Old Bag Factory [ large preview ]
“The Old Bag Factory in Goshen, Indiana was converted into shops.” Photo taken by Tracey L. Warner from USA.
Shopping Signage [ large preview ]
“A signage to indicate bathroom, public telephone and the bank (it’s named “Garten Banken” because it’s a shopping at Joinville, this city has a very strong German culture).” Photo taken by Dinara Lima from Brazil.
Savannah PrINts [ large preview ]
“Close-up of the signage for Savannah Prints, a print shop in Savannah, GA.” Licensed: Non-Commercial. Photo taken by Josh Riggs from USA.
Magnetron neon sign
90 60 90
90 60 90 [ large preview ]
”“Maid Needed, 90-60-90” found in a small town near a “hamburguesas shop” during my backpack trip to south america.” Photo taken by Guille Morales from Paraguay.
Manufaktura inside [ large preview ]
“A signs inside shopping center.” Photo taken by Wojciech Jachowicz from Poland.
Greek Open Store Front
Greek Open Store Front [ large preview ]
“The people of Greece were very welcoming and it showed in how most of the shops on this little street were constructed. No doors, just open air.” Photo taken by Nicole Hicks from USA.
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