This gallery presents the collection of photos submitted for the World Of Signange 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 Forbidden signs, i.e. signs that detail all manner of do´s and don´ts and advise against various activities using numerous interesting depictions. 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).
“Something is forbidden” signs
Do Not Drink
Do Not Drink [ large preview ]
“University for the Creative Arts at Farnham Public safety sign in Building.” Photo taken by Navaneethan Shan from UK.
No Smoking [ large preview ]
"University for the Creative Arts at Farnham Public safety sign in Building." Photo taken by Navaneethan Shanfrom UK.
ShinyNoSmokingSign [ large preview ]
“No Smoking Sign on Elevator.” Photo taken by Zvi Vaxman from Canada.
Dog park dos and donts
Dog park dos and donts [ large preview ]
“No touching, jumping, stepping or throwing poo but okay to take pictures of it?” Photo taken by Franco from Malaysia.
No littering and pick up your dog poo sign
No littering and pick up your dog poo sign [ large preview ]
“A sign reminding folks not to litter and to pick up their dog’s poo.” Photo taken by Jenny So from Philippines.
Old no smoking sign
No peeing [ large preview ]
“Sign for dogs/dog holders in a neighborhood in Baar, Switzerland.” Licensed: Rights granted for use on Smashing Magazine website as part of “The World of Signage Photo Contest”. Photo taken by Doug Going from USA.
No Smoking [ large preview ]
“It is a patrol pump. The sign indicates that no smoking please. There are four buckets with sand for protecting fire immediately.” Photo taken by Samar Chowdhury from Bangladesh.
No smoking [ large preview ]
“This is the sign which shows smoking is prohibitted in this area , mumbai.” Photo taken by Kaustubh Deshpande from India.
Walking Smoke [ large preview ]
“No smoking pavement sign from Tokyo.” Licensed: cc by-nc-sa. Photo taken by Maria Manoura from Greece.
No nukes allowed
No nukes allowed [ large preview ]
“No Nukes Allowed at an apparel outlet in Nassau, Bahamas.” Licensed: Private Image for this contest only. Photo taken by Collin DMello from USA.
No Vindor’s, Bonefire, Standbye
No Vindor’s, Bonefire, Standbye [ large preview ]
“Taken at a remote beach cove in the Northern province of the Philippines (Anawangin Cove, Zambales), this signage caught our attention. Fittingly, “Attention” was the only word spelled correctly in this signage. It was supposed to be a stern reminder of the island’s restrictions: “No vendors, No bonfires, No standby” (or loitering). Instead, it became a source of amusement for the guests.” Photo taken by Sheila Espanol from Philippines.
No bikes [ large preview ]
“Homemade sign in London.” Photo taken by Emma Bayly from UK.
No scribbles sign japan
No scribbles sign japan [ large preview ]
“A sign in Japan for what not to do in a building.” Licensed: I took the photo in Japan. Photo taken by Marianne Kroutchkevitch from USA.
No Burning Enter
No jumping be careful the safe
Cuba No Donkeys
Robot Dog Poo
Cool Cigarette [ large preview ]
“This photo was taken in Tokyo, Japan. It advises people not to smoke while walking. The cigarette looks cool in baggy trousers and a hand in the pocket.” Photo taken by Lucas Krull from United Kingdom.
Do not feed animals!
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