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 Information and Instructional signs, i.e. signs that offer valuable knowledge about accessibility and services or effortlessly express wishes for or command certain behaviour. 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).
Information an Instructional Signs
Sorry, here is non smoking area.
Sorry, here is non smoking area. [ large preview ]
“This photos is just want to say, ” Love and enjoy our green world without smoking”.” Licensed: Public. Photo taken by Aung Min Htun from Myanmar.
Child life jackets
Child life jackets [ large preview ]
“Staten Island Rail.” Photo taken by Erecia Williams from USA.
I Love You
I Love You [ large preview ]
“A signage for guests or visitors to report once every 24 hours at the guesthouse.” Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Haidar Afandi from Singapore.
In Case of Injury
Frozen Treat Directions
Frozen Treat Directions [ large preview ]
“Directions to create your frozen treat.” Photo taken by Brandon Mambaje from USA.
Ten Thing To Do
Ten Thing To Do [ large preview ]
“Ten panels explaing what you can do to save the world.” Photo taken by Brandon Mambaje from USA.
Tap It Before You Ride
Tap It Before You Ride [ large preview ]
“Frequent trolley Users get to to tap their trolley pass before riding.” Photo taken by Steven Boepple from USA.
Youth Olympic Games Volleyball
Youth Olympic Games Volleyball [ large preview ]
“One of the logos used at the Youth Olympic Games. The dot on the “i” is a volleyball.” Licensed: You can use this image only during the contest. Photo taken by Puvan from Singapore.
What to do with your rubbish
What to do with your rubbish [ large preview ]
“The clear explanation of how to dispose of your garbage in Beppu, Japan.” Licensed: Free use, just give me credit. Photo taken by John Mertens from USA.
to do with your rubbish
Choosing the right way
A kind invitation
A kind invitation [ large preview ]
“Second scene of the story. Love is patient, love is kind. The little monks kindly invite you with a smile.” Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution. Photo taken by Ester Liquori from Italy.
Return offers [ large preview ]
“Last photo. Return the divinity with kindness and a little present as gift is the way for purify your soul.” Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution. Photo taken by Ester Liquori from Italy.
Buritis Park in Goiânia
Buritis Park in Goiânia [ large preview ]
“Buritis Park signage.” Licensed: Public Domain. Photo taken by Pedro Augusto Borges from Brazil.
Helmet borrow or return
Helmet borrow or return [ large preview ]
“Taken in Taiwan. A sign to show the area for the borrowing and returning of helmets.” Photo taken by Soh Hui Shian Sandy from Singapore.
Sorry for construction noise Japan
Sorry for construction noise Japan [ large preview ]
“Translation of the Japanese sign - apologizing politely for construction noise: “During construction, we apologize for the great inconvenience. We’ll work particularly carefully/safely and to the neighborhood/passers-by, we thank you for your cooperation in the meantime”. Daiwa Lease Limited - (company name).” Licensed: I took the photo while in Japan. Photo taken by Marianne Kroutchkevitch from USA.
Bird poop signage
Bird poop signage [ large preview ]
“Photo of a sign taken while in Tokyo, Japan.” Photo taken by Paul Thompson from USA.
Authentic Chimoto Coffee House
Authentic Chimoto Coffee House [ large preview ]
“This photo was taken in Tokyo, Japan. It is a sign for a coffee house. The three vaguely South American looking dudes look a little grumpy… Maybe too much coffee?” Photo taken by Lucas Krull from United Kingdom.
Hikers sign [ large preview ]
“Sign for the walk.” Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Vahid Smajlagic from BiH.
Please Don’t Throw Rubbish Away
Please Don’t Throw Rubbish Away [ large preview ]
“A funny sign I shot at one of the tourist attractions in China telling us not to throw our rubbish away when they actually mean “Please do not litter”. A no brainer conversion of this sign from Chinese to English, would be “Please don’t anyhow throw rubbish away”.” Photo taken by Milton from Singapore.
Silence [ large preview ]
“Silence signs at the entrance of Fatima’s church in Fatima, Portugal.” Photo taken by Carla Jesus from Canada.
Keep door closed
Go green [ large preview ]
“This signage located at the extreme corner after the station platforms ends. this signage is an attempt by the railway authorities to pleading the public to keep the railway station clean and green.” Photo taken by Parimala Venkatesh from India.
No Burning Enter
Iconic Allowance 2
Be Sure to Rinse
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