Monument and Memorial Signs

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Katrín Svana Eyþórsdóttir is a media artist and designer from Iceland. You can follow her on twitter. More about Katrín Eyþórsdóttir ↬

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 Monument and Memorial signs, i.e. informative signs at sites commemorating diverse historical and noteworthy events. 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).

Monument / Memorial Signs

Seattle Dedication

Seattle Dedication [ large preview ]
“1963 building dedication in Seattle - Modern design with subtle hints to it’s handmade nature.” Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported. Photo taken by Scott Richardson from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - seattle-dedication

Peace plea

Peace plea [ large preview ]
“A peace totem pole.” Licensed: CC. Photo taken by mohd ariff from Malaysia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - peace-plea

Indian Equality

Indian Equality [ large preview ]
“Taken in Delhi. I felt it was a little unfair.” Photo taken by Mark Holland from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - indian-equality


DunAonghus [ large preview ]
“Inis M—r, Ireland.” Photo taken by Mary Lemcke from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dunaonghus

Changing Light of Grand Canyon

Changing Light of Grand Canyon [ large preview ]
“Explanatory sign located at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, USA.” Photo taken by Tracey L. Warner from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - changing-light-of-grand-canyon

Italian arch sign

Italian arch sign [ large preview ]
“A sign on an arch in rome.” Photo taken by Michael Evans from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - italian-arch-sign

Jersey Historical Plaque

Jersey Historical Plaque [ large preview ]
“Jersey Historical Plaque.” Photo taken by Greg Bray from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - jersey-historical-plaque

Meet God here

Meet God here [ large preview ]
Photo taken by Mayur Mutha from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - meet-god-here

Victorian commemorative type

Victorian commemorative type [ large preview ]
“Text engraved on a tablet on a Victorian era building commemorating contributors to the establishment of a section of the Manchester School of Art in 1887. The type is varied throughout to make the best use of the space resulting in several different renditions of the letters “o” and “i” among others.” Photo taken by John Muumbi from Great Britain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - victorian-commemorative-type


Stoneydesert [ large preview ]
“Stoney Desert, this sign represents an area larger then England. Also home to the Inland Taipan the world’s deadlist snake.” Photo taken by David from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stoneydesert

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: