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 Hotel and Restaurant signs, i.e. signs that more often than not very clearly state what their businesses have to offer. 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).
Balmoral Hotel Clock
Art Deco Miami Beach “Shore”
Art Deco Miami Beach “Leslie”
Art Deco Miami Beach “Congress”
Wall Mounted Restaurant
Chelsea Hotel [ large preview ]
“Shot in Tokyo’s fashionable Shibuya district early one summer’s evening.” Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Damien McMahon from UK.
Hourly Hotel [ large preview ]
“Two construction workers standing below an hourly hotel signage in Hong Kong. (Photo taken with Lubitel 2 on black and white medium format film, pardon the scan artifacts).” Photo taken by Adelyn from Malaysia.
Puerta America Hotel in Madrid
The Hotel [ large preview ]
“Keller Hotel in NYC.” Photo taken by Nick Eglevsky from USA.
Restaurant Today’s Special
Restaurant Today’s Special [ large preview ]
“I took this photo while I was taking my lunch at Chinese Restaurant at Thamel, Nepal.” Photo taken by Jimba Tamang from Nepal.
Restaurant and Traffic Signals
Restaurant and Traffic Signals [ large preview ]
“On the Street of Thamel.” Photo taken by Jimba Tamang from Nepal.
Try our Cuisine
Try our Cuisine [ large preview ]
“Restaurant ad in Santorini, Greece.” Licensed: Not Applicable. Photo taken by SuAnne Hall from USA.
Mesa Grill [ large preview ]
“A restaurant inside a Las Vegas casino.” Photo taken by Rachel Goodwin from USA.
Outside a pub
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese
Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese [ large preview ]
“17th century pub in London. Most of the pub was rebuilt in 1667 following a great fire in 1666.” Licensed: Copyright beerlens.com. Photo taken by Kim Reed from USA.
Old Pub Door
Old Pub Door [ large preview ]
“While waiting for friends in a Bournemouth pub i spotted this sign, due to a day at the beach i had my camera on me so started snapping away.” Photo taken by Laura Cassar from UK.
Canadian maple delights
Design hotel, Budapest
Design hotel, Budapest [ large preview ]
“Photo of the facade Design hotel building, taken in Budapest.” Photo taken by Tatiana Nemna from Czech Republic.
Animal Husbandry Dipping Center
Animal Husbandry Dipping Center [ large preview ]
“This one still confuses me. It’s located at a hotel lobby in Yichang, China. The room was locked but I was able to peak in through a top window and saw what looked like a large shower room.” Photo taken by Liz Megill from USA.
Handicapped in Singapore
Handicapped in Singapore [ large preview ]
“Individual piller with handicapped sign with arrors pointing in all directions - located in the middle of a busy hotel lobby in Singapore, where people are rushing about.” Licensed: Copyright Mary Pho 2009. Photo taken by Mary Pho from Australia.
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