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 Road and Street signs. A big group of signs that direct and inform the flow of people passing by on the roads of the world. 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).
Road / Street Signs
Stop Coke Sign
Keep Right on No Entry
Road Sign [ large preview ]
“Falling into wather sign.” License: Free. Photo taken by Amelia Cotta from Romania.
Red Street Sign
Don’t Drop or Drive
All Boxed Up
All Boxed Up [ large preview ]
“Display at the taxi stand at Gang Hui mall, Shanghai.” Photo taken by Michelle Darmawan from Indonesia.
Air Con [ large preview ]
“Repairs on electrical cables in Toronto, Canada.” Photo taken by Jelena Porovic from Canada.
Lost in Ireland
Lost in Buffalo New York
Lost in Buffalo New York [ large preview ]
“I took this picture with my cell phone so it’s a bit grainy. I was in Buffalo New York recently and couldn’t resist taking a picture. It’s funny enough to have two streets with the same name, but actually have them cross. Too funny.” Photo taken by Jeffrey Glucksman from Canada.
Railroad Crossing Sign
Railroad Crossing Sign [ large preview ]
“Photograph of one of the railroad crossing sign right off the square in Prairie City, IA.” Photo taken by Joshua Sorenson from USA.
Indian road sign
Indian road sign [ large preview ]
“This photo was taken in Mumbai, India, near a hotel used as a location in the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, in the Juhu District.” Photo taken by Nicolás Montecchiari from Argentina.
Idaho road sign
Idaho road sign [ large preview ]
“Road sign along the side of the highway in Idaho,USA.” Photo taken by Michelle Murphy from USA.
CrossRoads [ large preview ]
“Road signs.” Photo taken by Ludovic RENAUD from France.
Salt Water Marsh Sign
Salt Water Marsh Sign [ large preview ]
“One way sign in the middle of salt water Marsh Cape May NJ The road to Nowhere.” Photo taken by dddundus from USA.
Private road on glacier
Santander 6 leguas y media
Santander 6 leguas y media [ large preview ]
“An old road sign: “A Santander seis leguas y media”. A “legua” (league) is a unit of length, about 4.2 km, used in Spain until 1568.” Licensed: Copyrighted. Photo taken by Jorge Arce from Spain.
Roadwork sign [ large preview ]
“A sign left on the sidewalk.” Photo taken by Bogdan Judit from Italy.
Main road signage
Signage children rhodeisland
Signage children rhodeisland [ large preview ]
“Signage seen on a road trip through Rhode Island paying attention to street crossing children.” Licensed: © Sebastian Schöndorfer 2009. Photo taken by Sebastian Schöndorfer from Austria.
Life at cross roads
Hungarian Street Sign
Coloured signs in black and white
Red street sign
No carts [ large preview ]
“Street sign at the beginning of a bridge in Hoi An, Vietnam.” Licensed: Rights granted for use on Smashing Magazine website as part of “The World of Signage Photo Contest”. Photo taken by Doug Going from USA.
Crossing the street sign
Crossing the street sign [ large preview ]
“This sign encourages folks to properly cross the street.” Photo taken by Marlon So from Philippines.
Use Crosswalk [ large preview ]
“This picture was taken in LA and was a total buckshot. The guy drove in my view, just when i pressed the trigger to take a shot of the sign.” Photo taken by Jesse Adler from Germany.
No, No, No
No, No, No [ large preview ]
“While the signage is rudimentary, the placement of all three on one post seemed quite totalitarian, along with the location- Lombard Street, “America’s Crookedest Street”.” Photo taken by Jason Bequette from USA.
No smoking street
Street Notice Board
Street Notice Board [ large preview ]
Licensed: This photo describes street notice board, in that board says this is 10th cross street .. Photo taken by Ramkumar B from India.
Facultad de Ciencias
Facultad de Ciencias [ large preview ]
“Street sign indicating the way to the Science Faculty.” Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives. Photo taken by Martín Batallés from Uruguay.
Seventh avenue [ large preview ]
“The busy streets of New york and its famous 7th avenue, the only way to go there.” Photo taken by Sandra Salvert from UK.
Exnersvej [ large preview ]
“My street sign.” Photo taken by Achille Marotta from Denmark.
Vrtna ulica-sign [ large preview ]
“Vrtna ulica (Garden street), three signs at once.” License: License CC. Photo taken by Janez Cadez from Slovenia.
Parkin [ large preview ]
“Indication to a car park in a very narrow street.” Photo taken by Sergio Oraa Alcalá from Spain.
View from the street
No kill fish
No more walk
Sacre coeur Paris, France
Sacre coeur Paris, France [ large preview ]
“The no parking sign beautifully merges with Sacre Coeur’s white awesomeness.” Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution License. Photo taken by Dimitar Nikolov from Bulgaria.
No Parking [ large preview ]
“A simple photo of something we see every day.” Photo taken by Stratton Campbell from Canada.
Park Restricted Activities Sign
Dog - no dogs - doggy doo
Stop Sign [ large preview ]
“Photograph of one of the stop signs right off the square in Prairie City, IA.” Photo taken by Joshua Sorenson from USA.
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