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Hotel, Restaurant and Diner Signs Part 3

This gallery presents the collection of photos submitted for the World Of Signage Photo Contest1 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).

Restaurant signs

Mulberry Street Bar NYC

Mulberry Street Bar NYC [ large preview2 ]
"Awesome window typography design found in Little Italy NYC." Photo taken by Sunny Chang from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mulberry-street-bar-nyc3

Blue olive

Blue olive [ large preview4 ]
"Restaurant sign, Wildwood NJ." License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. Photo taken by Chris Raymond5 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - blue-olive6

Benjoe Rail Hotel

Benjoe Rail Hotel [ large preview7 ]
"This is the photo of the enterance of a railway hotel in Goa which incorporates the cartoonic style of Mario Miranda." Photo taken by Manjith.M from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - benjoe-rail-hotel8

Be Cleaning Pause Use

Be Cleaning Pause Use [ large preview9 ]
"Pic was taken in Shanghai China literal translation." Photo taken by Nicholas Dungog from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - be-cleaning-pause-use10

Bed and BreakFast Signage

Bed and BreakFast Signage [ large preview11 ]
"Photo is taken in Mali Losinj in Croatia." Photo taken by Jurica Matesic from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bed-and-breakfast-signage12

Caffe Roma NYC

Caffe Roma NYC [ large preview13 ]
"Awesome window typography design found in Little Italy NYC." Photo taken by Sunny Chang from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - caffe-roma-nyc14

Yummy food just few metres away

Yummy food just few metres away [ large preview15 ]
"Eat ‘n’ Drive is anyways better than, Drink ‘n’ Drive." Photo taken by Mayur Mutha16 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - yummy-food-just-few-metres-away17

Braised food

Braised food [ large preview18 ]
"A braised food stall in the winter night at Taiwan." Photo taken by Ashley Hau19 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - braised-food20

Reflections sparkle

Reflections sparkle [ large preview21 ]
"A cafe’s window paint shows they have mimosas on South Congress Street, Austin, TX." Photo taken by Cristal Garcia from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - reflections-sparkle22

Bbq cat

Bbq cat [ large preview23 ]
"Cat waiting for lunch." Photo taken by Ronan McKenna from Ireland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bbq-cat24

Small Food Place sign

Small Food Place sign [ large preview25 ]
"Small place where you can eat." Photo taken by Gatis Strods from Latvia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - small-food-place-sign26

Bilbao motel signal

Bilbao motel signal [ large preview27 ]
"Old city – Bilbao." Photo taken by Giovanni Gonzalez from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bilbao--motel-signal28

San Sebastian Street signals

San Sebastian Street signals [ large preview29 ]
"Small street – San Sebastian." Photo taken by Giovanni Gonzalez from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - san-sebastian-street-signals30

Good Morning Sunshine

Good Morning Sunshine [ large preview31 ]
"One of the morning sun shines in Glasgow at Tchai Ovna." Photo taken by Shalmali Patkar32 from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - good-morning-sunshine33

Altura

Altura [ large preview34 ]
"Lobby sign." Photo taken by Paul Borne3835 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - altura36

Pechanga

Pechanga [ large preview37 ]
"Office display." Photo taken by Paul Borne3835 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pechanga39

Eat here

Eat here [ large preview40 ]
"Photo taken inside Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth, TX." Photo taken by Eric Borja from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - eat-here41

Food for thought

Food for thought [ large preview42 ]
"Lovely typography from pizza food chain, Pizza Express." Photo taken by Jaina43 from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - food-for-thought44

Desayunos arriba

Desayunos arriba [ large preview45 ]
"This signal tells you that you can buy typical local breakfast from Zapatoca upstairs." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Omar Padilla Bonett from Colombia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - desayunos-arriba46

Starbucks in Russian

Starbucks in Russian [ large preview47 ]
"Coffee by any other name would be just as sweet. The sign reads starbucks coffee just off Tverskaya street in central Moscow." Photo taken by Wajiha Said48 from UAE.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - starbucks-in-russian49

Lobster

Lobster [ large preview50 ]
"This was taken at the Boiling Crab." Photo taken by Diane Hua from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - lobster51

Drip

Drip [ large preview52 ]
"Drip Coffee, Phoenix, Arizona." Photo taken by Lisa Peacock5653 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - drip54

Joe’s

Joe’s [ large preview55 ]
"Joe’s Liquor, Phoenix, Arizona." Photo taken by Lisa Peacock5653 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - joes57

Pancake Circus

Pancake Circus [ large preview58 ]
"An intriguing venue in Sacramento, CA. Perhaps no information is needed beyond the name." License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Photo taken by Devin Sandberg59 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pancake-circus60

Snacks

Snacks [ large preview61 ]
"A sign of fair food and fun." Photo taken by Patty Tuggle62 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - snacks63

Beer sign

Beer sign [ large preview64 ]
"This is a sign for a danish pub. It’s simple direct with no nonense – letters in neon – highlights your goal in the dark… ØL/BEER." Licensed: © Attribution-NonCommercial License. Photo taken by Nanette Gaborit from Denmark.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - beer-sign65

Fish grotto

Fish grotto [ large preview66 ]
"Taken in downtown Portland, Oregon. The design and typography is breathtaking." Photo taken by Stacey Korn from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fish-grotto67

Fish grotto 2

Fish grotto 2 [ large preview68 ]
"Taken in downtown Portland, Oregon. The design and typography is breathtaking." Photo taken by Stacey Korn from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fish-grotto269

El taco veloz

El taco veloz [ large preview70 ]
"24 hour authentic Mexican goodness in Chicago’s East Ukrainian Village." Photo taken by Jeremy Smith71 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - el-taco-veloz72

MmMmMmMm, Noodles!

MmMmMmMm, Noodles! [ large preview73 ]
"Signage for Tasty Wok Chinese BBQ and Noodle House. They ever have Duck tongue…" Licensed: Non-Commercial. Photo taken by Josh Riggs from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mmmmmmmm-noodles74

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:

Footnotes

  1. 1 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2010/08/16/the-world-of-signage-photo-contest-join-in-and-win-an-slr-camera/
  2. 2 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mulberry-street-bar-nyc/full_mulberry-street-bar-nyc.jpg
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mulberry-street-bar-nyc/full_mulberry-street-bar-nyc.jpg
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/blue-olive/full_blue-olive.jpg
  5. 5 http://www.designtank.ws
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/blue-olive/full_blue-olive.jpg
  7. 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/benjoe-rail-hotel/full_benjoe-rail-restaurant.jpg
  8. 8 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/benjoe-rail-hotel/full_benjoe-rail-restaurant.jpg
  9. 9 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/be-cleaning-pause-use/full_be_cleaning_pause_use.jpg
  10. 10 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/be-cleaning-pause-use/full_be_cleaning_pause_use.jpg
  11. 11 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bed-and-breakfast-signage/full_bed-breakfast-mm-signage.jpg
  12. 12 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bed-and-breakfast-signage/full_bed-breakfast-mm-signage.jpg
  13. 13 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caffe-roma-nyc/full_caffe-roma-nyc.jpg
  14. 14 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caffe-roma-nyc/full_caffe-roma-nyc.jpg
  15. 15 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/yummy-food-just-few-metres-away/full_yummy-food-just-few-metres-away.jpg
  16. 16 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayurmutha
  17. 17 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/yummy-food-just-few-metres-away/full_yummy-food-just-few-metres-away.jpg
  18. 18 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/braised-food/full_braised-food.jpg
  19. 19 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashley-hau
  20. 20 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/braised-food/full_braised-food.jpg
  21. 21 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/reflections-sparkle/full_reflections-sparkle.jpg
  22. 22 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/reflections-sparkle/full_reflections-sparkle.jpg
  23. 23 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bbq-cat/full_bbq-cat.jpg
  24. 24 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bbq-cat/full_bbq-cat.jpg
  25. 25 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/small-food-place-sign/full_small_food_place_sign.jpg
  26. 26 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/small-food-place-sign/full_small_food_place_sign.jpg
  27. 27 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bilbao--motel-signal/full_bilbao_motel_signal.jpg
  28. 28 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bilbao--motel-signal/full_bilbao_motel_signal.jpg
  29. 29 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/san-sebastian-street-signals/full_san_sebastian_street_signals.jpg
  30. 30 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/san-sebastian-street-signals/full_san_sebastian_street_signals.jpg
  31. 31 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/good-morning-sunshine/full_goodmorning-sunshine.jpg
  32. 32 http://saawrichakapus.shutterchance.com/
  33. 33 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/good-morning-sunshine/full_goodmorning-sunshine.jpg
  34. 34 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/altura/full_altura.jpg
  35. 35 http://bigcitysigns.com
  36. 36 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/altura/full_altura.jpg
  37. 37 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/pechanga/full_pechanga.jpg
  38. 38 http://bigcitysigns.com
  39. 39 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/pechanga/full_pechanga.jpg
  40. 40 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/eat-here/full_eat-here.jpg
  41. 41 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/eat-here/full_eat-here.jpg
  42. 42 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/food-for-thought/full_food-for-thought.jpg
  43. 43 http://jainamistry.com
  44. 44 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/food-for-thought/full_food-for-thought.jpg
  45. 45 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/desayunos-arriba/full_regional-breakfast-upstairs.jpg
  46. 46 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/desayunos-arriba/full_regional-breakfast-upstairs.jpg
  47. 47 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/starbucks-in-russian/full_starbucks-in-russian.jpg
  48. 48 http://picasaweb.google.com/wajiha.said
  49. 49 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/starbucks-in-russian/full_starbucks-in-russian.jpg
  50. 50 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lobster/full_lobster.jpg
  51. 51 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lobster/full_lobster.jpg
  52. 52 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/drip/full_lisapeacock-drip.jpg
  53. 53 http://www.peacockimages.blogspot.com
  54. 54 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/drip/full_lisapeacock-drip.jpg
  55. 55 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/joes/full_lisapeacock-joes.jpg
  56. 56 http://www.peacockimages.blogspot.com
  57. 57 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/joes/full_lisapeacock-joes.jpg
  58. 58 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/pancake-circus/full_pancake-circus.jpg
  59. 59 http://devinsandberg.com
  60. 60 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/pancake-circus/full_pancake-circus.jpg
  61. 61 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/snacks/full_snacks.jpg
  62. 62 http://pattytuggle.zenfolio.com/
  63. 63 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/snacks/full_snacks.jpg
  64. 64 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/beer-sign/full_beer-sign.jpg
  65. 65 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/beer-sign/full_beer-sign.jpg
  66. 66 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fish-grotto/full_fish_grotto.jpg
  67. 67 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fish-grotto/full_fish_grotto.jpg
  68. 68 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fish-grotto2/full_fish_grotto2.jpg
  69. 69 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fish-grotto2/full_fish_grotto2.jpg
  70. 70 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/el-taco-veloz/full_el-taco-veloz.jpg
  71. 71 http://www.jeremysmithdesign.com
  72. 72 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/el-taco-veloz/full_el-taco-veloz.jpg
  73. 73 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mmmmmmmm-noodles/full_mmm-noodles.jpg
  74. 74 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mmmmmmmm-noodles/full_mmm-noodles.jpg
  75. 75 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-1/
  76. 76 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-2/
  77. 77 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-and-promotional-signs-part-1/
  78. 78 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-branding-and-promotional-signs-part-2/
  79. 79 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/corporate-logos-and-brand-signs/
  80. 80 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-1/
  81. 81 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-2/
  82. 82 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-1/
  83. 83 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
  85. 85 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-1/
  86. 86 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-2/
  87. 87 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-1/
  88. 88 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-2/
  89. 89 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-3/
  90. 90 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-1/
  91. 91 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  92. 92 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
  93. 93 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/monument-and-memorial-signs/
  94. 94 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-1/
  95. 95 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-2/
  96. 96 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-1/
  97. 97 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-2/
  98. 98 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-1/
  99. 99 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-2/
  100. 100 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-3/
  101. 101 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-4/
  102. 102 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-5/
  103. 103 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/school-and-park-signs/
  104. 104 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-1/
  105. 105 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-2/
  106. 106 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-3/
  107. 107 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-1/
  108. 108 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-2/
  109. 109 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-3/
  110. 110 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-4/
  111. 111 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-1/
  112. 112 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-2/
  113. 113 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/underground-signs/
  114. 114 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-1/
  115. 115 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-2/
  116. 116 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-3/
  117. 117 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-4/
  118. 118 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-5/
  119. 119 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-1/
  120. 120 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-2/
  121. 121 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-1/
  122. 122 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-2/
  123. 123 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/welcome-signs/
  124. 124 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  125. 125 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-2/
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