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 Public and State Building signs, i.e. signs demostrating and facilitating access to an assortment of public and government buildings. 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).
Public buildings (Museum signs, Library signs, Court signs…)
Dundee Sheriff Court
Dundee Sheriff Court [ large preview ]
“The sign outside Dundee Sheriff Court.” Photo taken by Aled Evans from UK.
Art Deco Elevators
18th century traffic sign
One Way Do Not Enter
Post office [ large preview ]
“Hand painted post office signage on brick.” Licensed: Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic. Photo taken by Justin D Goring from United Kingdom.
Accsessible Payphone [ large preview ]
“World’s friendliest payphone in Santorini, Greece.” Licensed: Not Applicable. Photo taken by SuAnne Hall from USA.
MG road [ large preview ]
“A very old road sign, created during Britain’s reign over India.” Licensed: Copyright. Photo taken by Aamir Kapasi from India.
Sign at Outside of Al Husain Shrine
Sign at Outside of Al Husain Shrine [ large preview ]
“This photo has been taken from the outside area of Al Husain Shrine located at the middle of Cairo City in Egypt. The funny thing is in the sign is spelling mistake: ‘ No LADES in the DOOR. instead of writing “Ladies are Not Allowed in From this Door”. Usually Egyptians are wel-known for making funny errors in English.” Licensed: © Common. Photo taken by Murtaza Patel from Egypt.
Learn gothic calligraphy you suckers
Straight outta compton
Straight outta compton [ large preview ]
“Lettering outside a residential home.” Photo taken by Sonia Sanassy from UK.
House Number One
House Number One [ large preview ]
“Signage of house number 1 at Kapitan Moy Street, Marikina City.” Photo taken by Erick Cusi from Philippines.
Under the Highway
Portland Modern Development
Portland Modern Development [ large preview ]
“Developing modern textures and buildings in a city full of history.” Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported. Photo taken by Scott Richardson from USA.
Berlin Mauer Wall
I am Within
I am Within [ large preview ]
“An urban ruin in Genova, Italy.” Photo taken by Jelena Porovic from Canada.
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