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Other Signs Part 2

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 Other signs, i.e. all the assorted signs that do not expressly fit into one category or another. 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).

Other Signs

Religion

Religion [ large preview2 ]
"Only in America would you find signs like this on a Highway!" Photo taken by Riyad Mustapha from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - religion3

Security

Security [ large preview4 ]
"Could not resist taking that shot. Even though he is not sleeping, he looks like it, and all the sorroundig clutter feels like he’s being trapped there." Photo taken by Ziemowit Maj5 from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - security6

Wall wood

Wall wood [ large preview7 ]
"When someone dies, close family sets act of death on street wood." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Vahid Smajlagic from BiH.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wall-wood8

Bridge wall

Bridge wall [ large preview9 ]
"”The youth track Samac – Sarajevo built, the 17 major bridges in total length of 2267 meters…” (carved in stone)." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Vahid Smajlagic from BiH.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bridge-wall10

Hochofen

Hochofen [ large preview11 ]
"Old industrial sign in Duisburg (Germany)." Photo taken by Alexander Willkomn12 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hochofen13

If a bird could speak

If a bird could speak [ large preview14 ]
"Sign to discourage littering in Barcelona, Spain." Licensed: Attribution Creative Commons. Photo taken by Emily W from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - if-a-bird-could-speak15

Human Rights Articles in Berlin

Human Rights Articles in Berlin [ large preview16 ]
"Huge explanade with the articles of the human rights." Photo taken by Rafael Camarenna17 from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - human-rights-articles-in-berlin18

Enter play engraved in concrete

Enter play engraved in concrete [ large preview19 ]
"The Silophone, a concrete sculpture in Old Port Montreal." Photo taken by Vincent Nageotte20 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - enter-play-engraved-in-concrete21

Firehouse 55

Firehouse 55 [ large preview22 ]
"Beautiful typography and architectural details create an interesting entrance to an old NY firehouse." Photo taken by Nicole Newton2623 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - firehouse-5524

Shining NYC Address

Shining NYC Address [ large preview25 ]
"This sleek and modern address located outside a Manhattan loft caught my eye late one night." Photo taken by Nicole Newton2623 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - shining-nyc-address27

Pier 54

Pier 54 [ large preview28 ]
"Entrance to Cunard Cruise Lines Where the Carpathia docked with Titanic survivors." Photo taken by Nick Eglevsky from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - pier-5429

“Step. No Step.”

“Step. No Step.” [ large preview30 ]
"The wing of an F-18 Hornet. Taken on August 7, 2010 at the Airshow at Naval Base Ventura County. The type is designating the area where the pilot and crew can Step or Not Step." Photo taken by Wes Biffar31 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - step-no-step32

Graphic Design Students That Way

Graphic Design Students That Way [ large preview33 ]
"A laser cut sign detailing the location of the SCCC 2010 graphic design students’ work." Photo taken by Chelsey Scheffe from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - graphic-design-students-that-way34

Megabox Reflective

Megabox Reflective [ large preview35 ]
"Taken in Beijing. A reflective and luminescent sign." Photo taken by Chelsey Scheffe from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - megabox-reflective36

Sonnenberg

Sonnenberg [ large preview37 ]
"Taken in Europes largest nuclear bunker, in a motorway tunnel under a mountain in Switzerland. The tunnel would have been subdivided into living units for 20,000 people, and each unit would have had one of these signs so people could find the one they were assigned to." Photo taken by Lewis Bush from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sonnenberg38

Lighthouse veli rat signage

Lighthouse veli rat signage [ large preview39 ]
"Photo is taken at Veli Rat lighthouse in Croatia." Photo taken by Jurica Matesic40 from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - lighthouse-veli-rat-signage41

Fishing boat Torquay

Fishing boat Torquay [ large preview42 ]
"Traditional fishing boat Torquay Devon UK." Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fishing-boat-torquay43

Diese…

Diese… [ large preview44 ]
"This picture is from the side of an old lorry taken at 1.8 with my 50 mm. I really like the focus in this “plain” shot." Photo taken by Philip Jensen45 from Denmark.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - diese...46

Sign to freedom

Sign to freedom [ large preview47 ]
"The hand sign for I love you." License: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Gareth Shapiro48 from England.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sign-to-freedom49

Manly Beach Surf Rescue

Manly Beach Surf Rescue [ large preview50 ]
"Short Photo of Surf Rescue Signage on Surf Board at Manly Beach, Sydney, Australia." Photo taken by Pierre Von Schmytt from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - manly-beach-surf-rescue51

Chinese to English Translation Fail

Chinese to English Translation Fail [ large preview52 ]
"Hilarious translation failure I found at a Taiwan license center. Two signs in the same location, one with the right translation, one with a few wrong letters being used…." Photo taken by Sunny Chang from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - chinese-to-english-translation-fail53

Rock signage

Rock signage [ large preview54 ]
"Small signage at Tokyo Imperial Palace." Photo taken by Luca55 from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - rock-signage56

Chinese typo

Chinese typo [ large preview57 ]
"Chinese signs shot on a huge metal bell in Bejing." Photo taken by Jonas Ginter58 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - chinese-typo59

Plane table opener

Plane table opener [ large preview60 ]
"Back of a plane sit, the arrows indicate how to open the table." Licensed: CC by-sa. Photo taken by Giuseppe Costanza6461 from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - plane-table-opener62

Stosuj Ochrone Sluchu

Stosuj Ochrone Sluchu [ large preview63 ]
"Sign depicted on military machinery in Krakov, Poland it says “Protect your ears”." Licensed: CC by-sa. Photo taken by Giuseppe Costanza6461 from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stosuj-ochrone-sluchu65

Velobikesignage

Velobikesignage [ large preview66 ]
"This is a rental bike docking station in Montreal – a perfect juxtaposition of bilingual language and universal logo communication with a unique and green idea." Photo taken by Chris Morin67 from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - velobikesignage68

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/religion/full_religion.jpg
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/religion/full_religion.jpg
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/security/full_security.jpg
  5. 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/lazy_lazy_dog/
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/security/full_security.jpg
  7. 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/wall-wood/full_wall-wood.jpg
  8. 8 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/wall-wood/full_wall-wood.jpg
  9. 9 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bridge-wall/full_bridge-wall.jpg
  10. 10 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bridge-wall/full_bridge-wall.jpg
  11. 11 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/hochofen/full_hochofen.jpg
  12. 12 http://www.awillkomm.de
  13. 13 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/hochofen/full_hochofen.jpg
  14. 14 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/if-a-bird-could-speak/full_at-the-beach.jpg
  15. 15 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/if-a-bird-could-speak/full_at-the-beach.jpg
  16. 16 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/human-rights-articles-in-berlin/full_human-rights-articles-berlin.jpg
  17. 17 http://www.camarenna.com
  18. 18 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/human-rights-articles-in-berlin/full_human-rights-articles-berlin.jpg
  19. 19 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/enter-play-engraved-in-concrete/full_enter-play-engraved-in-concrete.jpg
  20. 20 http://www.vincentnageotte.com
  21. 21 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/enter-play-engraved-in-concrete/full_enter-play-engraved-in-concrete.jpg
  22. 22 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/firehouse-55/full_firehouse-55.jpg
  23. 23 http://www.creativeleakdesigns.com
  24. 24 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/firehouse-55/full_firehouse-55.jpg
  25. 25 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/shining-nyc-address/full_shining-nyc-address.jpg
  26. 26 http://www.creativeleakdesigns.com
  27. 27 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/shining-nyc-address/full_shining-nyc-address.jpg
  28. 28 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/pier-54/full_pier-54.jpg
  29. 29 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/pier-54/full_pier-54.jpg
  30. 30 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/step-no-step/full_f18hornet_step_no_step.jpg
  31. 31 http://www.wesbiffar.net
  32. 32 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/step-no-step/full_f18hornet_step_no_step.jpg
  33. 33 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/graphic-design-students-that-way/full_graphic-design-students-that-way.jpg
  34. 34 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/graphic-design-students-that-way/full_graphic-design-students-that-way.jpg
  35. 35 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/megabox-reflective/full_megabox-reflective.jpg
  36. 36 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/megabox-reflective/full_megabox-reflective.jpg
  37. 37 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/sonnenberg/full_sonneberg.jpg
  38. 38 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/sonnenberg/full_sonneberg.jpg
  39. 39 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lighthouse-veli-rat-signage/full_lighthouse-veli-rat-signage.jpg
  40. 40 http:///
  41. 41 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/lighthouse-veli-rat-signage/full_lighthouse-veli-rat-signage.jpg
  42. 42 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fishing-boat-torquay/full_fishing-boat-torquay.jpg
  43. 43 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fishing-boat-torquay/full_fishing-boat-torquay.jpg
  44. 44 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/diese/full_diese.jpg
  45. 45 http://www.juicylight.com
  46. 46 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/diese/full_diese.jpg
  47. 47 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/sign-to-freedom/full_sign-to-freedom.jpg
  48. 48 http://www.garethshapiro.com
  49. 49 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/sign-to-freedom/full_sign-to-freedom.jpg
  50. 50 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/manly-beach-surf-rescue/full_manly-beach-pierre-von-schmytt.jpg
  51. 51 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/manly-beach-surf-rescue/full_manly-beach-pierre-von-schmytt.jpg
  52. 52 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chinese-to-english-translation-fail/full_chinese-to-english-translation-fail.jpg
  53. 53 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chinese-to-english-translation-fail/full_chinese-to-english-translation-fail.jpg
  54. 54 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/rock-signage/full_rock-signage.jpg
  55. 55 http://zizzl.tumblr.com/
  56. 56 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/rock-signage/full_rock-signage.jpg
  57. 57 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chinese-typo/full_chinese-typography.jpg
  58. 58 http://www.jonasginter.de
  59. 59 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chinese-typo/full_chinese-typography.jpg
  60. 60 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/plane-table-opener/full_plane-table-opener.jpg
  61. 61 http://www.giuseppecostanza.it/
  62. 62 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/plane-table-opener/full_plane-table-opener.jpg
  63. 63 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stosuj-ochrone-sluchu/full_stosuj-ochrone--sluchu.jpg
  64. 64 http://www.giuseppecostanza.it/
  65. 65 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stosuj-ochrone-sluchu/full_stosuj-ochrone--sluchu.jpg
  66. 66 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/velobikesignage/full_velobikesignage.jpg
  67. 67 http://www.chrixmorix.com
  68. 68 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/velobikesignage/full_velobikesignage.jpg
  69. 69 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-1/
  70. 70 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-2/
  71. 71 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-and-promotional-signs-part-1/
  72. 72 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-branding-and-promotional-signs-part-2/
  73. 73 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/corporate-logos-and-brand-signs/
  74. 74 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-1/
  75. 75 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-2/
  76. 76 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-1/
  77. 77 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  78. 78 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
  79. 79 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-1/
  80. 80 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-2/
  81. 81 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-1/
  82. 82 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-2/
  83. 83 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-3/
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-1/
  85. 85 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  86. 86 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
  87. 87 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/monument-and-memorial-signs/
  88. 88 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-1/
  89. 89 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-2/
  90. 90 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-1/
  91. 91 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-2/
  92. 92 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-1/
  93. 93 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-2/
  94. 94 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-3/
  95. 95 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-4/
  96. 96 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-5/
  97. 97 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/school-and-park-signs/
  98. 98 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-1/
  99. 99 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-2/
  100. 100 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-3/
  101. 101 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-1/
  102. 102 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-2/
  103. 103 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-3/
  104. 104 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-4/
  105. 105 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-1/
  106. 106 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-2/
  107. 107 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/underground-signs/
  108. 108 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-1/
  109. 109 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-2/
  110. 110 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-3/
  111. 111 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-4/
  112. 112 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-5/
  113. 113 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-1/
  114. 114 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-2/
  115. 115 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-1/
  116. 116 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-2/
  117. 117 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/welcome-signs/
  118. 118 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  119. 119 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-2/
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