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Monument and Memorial Signs

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 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 preview2 ]
"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 Richardson3 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - seattle-dedication4

Peace plea

Peace plea [ large preview5 ]
"A peace totem pole." Licensed: CC. Photo taken by mohd ariff from Malaysia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - peace-plea6

Indian Equality

Indian Equality [ large preview7 ]
"Taken in Delhi. I felt it was a little unfair." Photo taken by Mark Holland from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - indian-equality8

DunAonghus

DunAonghus [ large preview9 ]
"Inis M—r, Ireland." Photo taken by Mary Lemcke10 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dunaonghus11

Changing Light of Grand Canyon

Changing Light of Grand Canyon [ large preview12 ]
"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-canyon13

Italian arch sign

Italian arch sign [ large preview14 ]
"A sign on an arch in rome." Photo taken by Michael Evans15 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - italian-arch-sign16

Jersey Historical Plaque

Jersey Historical Plaque [ large preview17 ]
"Jersey Historical Plaque." Photo taken by Greg Bray from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - jersey-historical-plaque18

Meet God here

Meet God here [ large preview19 ]
Photo taken by Mayur Mutha20 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - meet-god-here21

Victorian commemorative type

Victorian commemorative type [ large preview22 ]
"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 Muumbi23 from Great Britain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - victorian-commemorative-type24

Stoneydesert

Stoneydesert [ large preview25 ]
"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 - stoneydesert26

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/seattle-dedication/full_seattle-dedication.jpg
  3. 3 http://www.AlcyonDesign.com
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/seattle-dedication/full_seattle-dedication.jpg
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/peace-plea/full_peace-plea.jpg
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/peace-plea/full_peace-plea.jpg
  7. 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/indian-equality/full_indianequality.jpg
  8. 8 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/indian-equality/full_indianequality.jpg
  9. 9 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dunaonghus/full_dunaonghus.jpg
  10. 10 http://www.marylemcke.com
  11. 11 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dunaonghus/full_dunaonghus.jpg
  12. 12 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/changing-light-of-grand-canyon/full_changing-light-of-grand-canyon.jpg
  13. 13 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/changing-light-of-grand-canyon/full_changing-light-of-grand-canyon.jpg
  14. 14 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/italian-arch-sign/full_italian_arch_sign.jpg
  15. 15 http://www.flickr.com/photos/31970769@N08/4930274091/
  16. 16 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/italian-arch-sign/full_italian_arch_sign.jpg
  17. 17 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/jersey-historical-plaque/full_jersey-historical-plaque.jpg
  18. 18 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/jersey-historical-plaque/full_jersey-historical-plaque.jpg
  19. 19 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/meet-god-here/full_meet-god-here.jpg
  20. 20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayurmutha
  21. 21 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/meet-god-here/full_meet-god-here.jpg
  22. 22 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/victorian-commemorative-type/full_victorian-commemorative-type.jpg
  23. 23 http://www.flickr.com/photos/33997578@N08/
  24. 24 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/victorian-commemorative-type/full_victorian-commemorative-type.jpg
  25. 25 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stoneydesert/full_stoneydesert01.jpg
  26. 26 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stoneydesert/full_stoneydesert01.jpg
  27. 27 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-1/
  28. 28 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-2/
  29. 29 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-and-promotional-signs-part-1/
  30. 30 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-branding-and-promotional-signs-part-2/
  31. 31 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/corporate-logos-and-brand-signs/
  32. 32 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-1/
  33. 33 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-2/
  34. 34 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-1/
  35. 35 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  36. 36 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
  37. 37 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-1/
  38. 38 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-2/
  39. 39 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-1/
  40. 40 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-2/
  41. 41 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-3/
  42. 42 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-1/
  43. 43 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  44. 44 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
  45. 45 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/monument-and-memorial-signs/
  46. 46 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-1/
  47. 47 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-2/
  48. 48 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-1/
  49. 49 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-2/
  50. 50 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-1/
  51. 51 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-2/
  52. 52 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-3/
  53. 53 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-4/
  54. 54 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-5/
  55. 55 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/school-and-park-signs/
  56. 56 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-1/
  57. 57 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-2/
  58. 58 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-3/
  59. 59 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-1/
  60. 60 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-2/
  61. 61 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-3/
  62. 62 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-4/
  63. 63 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-1/
  64. 64 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-2/
  65. 65 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/underground-signs/
  66. 66 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-1/
  67. 67 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-2/
  68. 68 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-3/
  69. 69 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-4/
  70. 70 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-5/
  71. 71 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-1/
  72. 72 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-2/
  73. 73 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-1/
  74. 74 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-2/
  75. 75 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/welcome-signs/
  76. 76 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  77. 77 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-2/
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