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 Museum signs, i.e. signs that express names of museums and give directions for exhibits in number of creative ways. 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).
Museum / University / Theatre / Cinema Signs
Please do not touch
House of sign
Lucky Number 7
Lucky Number 7 [ large preview ]
“Level numbering in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart/Germany.” Photo taken by Fini Orlamuende from Germany.
Akabei, Pinky, Aosuke & Guzuta
Akabei, Pinky, Aosuke & Guzuta [ large preview ]
“4 Pac-Man ghosts near Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao(Spain).” Photo taken by Pablo Martinez from Spain.
Butterfly explorers sign
Butterfly explorers sign [ large preview ]
“A picture of the entrance to a butterfly exhibit outside the natural history museum.” Photo taken by Will Parker from England.
Science Museum London logo
Teddybear museum sign
Dachstein World heritage museum
Stop [ large preview ]
“This was in a London museum, they were shutting up for the day and closing off and alarming the building section by section. I just loved the sign, it looked like a museum piece itself!” Photo taken by Lewis Bush from UK.
Art Museum Reflections
Art Museum Reflections [ large preview ]
“I.wander.photography.” Photo taken by Tracey L. Warner from Reflection Pond at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Michigan.
Porsche Museum [ large preview ]
"Signage in the garage of the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany." Licensed: © 2009. Photo taken by Florence Schmidfrom Austria.
Ghibli Museum Approach
Ghibli Museum Approach [ large preview ]
“One of the many reminders scattered throughout Mitaka City which remind people of where they are in relation to the city’s centerpiece, the Studio Ghibli Museum. On top: Totoro welcoming visitors with a huge smile.” Photo taken by Andrew Mander from USA.
Museum [ large preview ]
“Lovely German Bahnstation.” Licensed: Attribution License. Photo taken by Maren Graser from Ireland.
Parking Hell Yes
Ship-sign [ large preview ]
“Old danish passenger ship, now turned to museum ship in Croatia.” License: License CC. Photo taken by Janez Cadez from Slovenia.
Museum of Fine Arts
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