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
Sloppy Road! Drive Slowly
Japanese Roadworks in Snow Country
Japanese Roadworks in Snow Country [ large preview ]
“Short description of the photo.” Licensed: SmashingMag Comp Use Only. By Anthony Edge from Australia.
Way to cities of Saudi Arabia
Street [ large preview ]
“The Photo Street, was shot in the city center.” By Francielle Rodrigues Carvalho from Brazil.
Professor hesabi house
Professor hesabi house [ large preview ]
“Taken from sign which show Professor Hesabi’s house in Vali e asr St.” Photo taken by Arash Haji Vaziri from Iran.
Icelandic road map sign
Icelandic road map sign [ large preview ]
“This is what it looks like if you’re trying to find a way to one of dozens of farms in the Icelandic outback. It’s detailed.” Photo taken by Caroline Baumann from Germany.
Avenue charles malek
Amsterdam centraal [ large preview ]
“Road signs in Amsterdam, The Nederlands.” Licensed: Copyrighted. By Jorge Arce from Spain.
Wait watch walk
Walking Contrast [ large preview ]
“I was struck by the contrast between the many pedestrian crossing signs and the disabled access sign.” Licensed: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND. By Matias Korhonen from Finland.
Camel Crossing Doha Qatar
Camel Crossing Doha Qatar [ large preview ]
“This Photo was taken outside Doha, Qatar.” Photo taken by Rick Smith from Canada.
No horns Qatar
No horns Qatar [ large preview ]
“This Photo was taken in Doha, Qatar.” Photo taken by Rick Smith from Canada.
All Dogs Go To Heaven
All Dogs Go To Heaven [ large preview ]
“When I saw this adorable sign pointing up the first thing that came to mind was “All dogs go to heaven” I’m sure it had a far different meaning, but thats what it meant to me.” Photo taken by Megan Leppington from Canada.
Cycle track [ large preview ]
“Its a sign to show the cycle track but as we can see in the picture the cyclist takes the other way to go rather than using the actual track.” Photo taken by Sitanshu Nath from India.
Somerset St New Brunswick, NJ
Somerset St New Brunswick, NJ [ large preview ]
“Typical New Brunswick.” Licensed: gnu-gpl v3. By Kevin Mulvey from USA.
Roundabout lanes [ large preview ]
“Pick the correct lane before entering the roundabout.” Photo taken by Jonri Rothwell from USA.
Where is Cognac?
Where is Cognac? [ large preview ]
“Cognac’s direction sign in both way. Don’t Seems to be quite obvious? Should be alcool….” Licensed: All copyrights: Vincent Zaugg. By Vincent Zaugg from Switzerland.
Official Goodbye [ large preview ]
“When people leave your country you want to give them an official goodbye. Photo taken on the border between Syria and Jordan.” Licensed: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Creative Commons. By Jeroen Panjer from The Netherlands.
Wrong way mate!
Walk in lines
Walk in lines [ large preview ]
“A Chinest character just painted on the groung that means ‘walk’.” Photo taken by Chao-ping Chen from Taiwan.
Kangaroo crossing signage
Kangaroo crossing signage [ large preview ]
“This sign is a kangaroo crossing sign taken in the Singapore Zoological Gardens.” Licensed: I will retain copyright of my entries at all times and must be credited alongside my picture should my picture be displayed in connection with this contest. Photo taken by Grace Ng Xin Yi from Singapore.
School sign [ large preview ]
“Sign for school with speed limit but i think noobody see it.” Licensed: Free. By Vahid Smajlagic from BiH.
Bike braves floods
Bike braves floods [ large preview ]
“This sign along the Loire river, near Tours, can be changed depending on the level of the river in order to block the access to the bicycle track. We actually turned it around just for the photo :-).” License: CC NC BY SA. By Adrian from France.
Park your wife here
Park your wife here [ large preview ]
“Parking sign near IKEA Groningen, I haven’t got a clue what it tries to communicate” By Danny Ruchtie from The Netherlands.
Can’t touch this
Can’t touch this [ large preview ]
“Shot outside Göteborg, Sweden.” Photo taken by Gustaf Carlberg from Sweden.
Dont go right
Hamburg by car and bike
Confusion corner [ large preview ]
“Confusion corner is an extremely difficult intersection to navigate, with many different directions to take. This sign is famous for it’s simplification of the intersection, as well as being the logo for an HBO show, “Less than Kind”.” Photo taken by Danny Wood from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
HongKong Disneyland [ large preview ]
“A very simple yet very descriptive icon to HongKong Disneyland.” Photo taken by Donna Harapan from Australia.
Sign to Nowhere
Sign to Nowhere [ large preview ]
“Taken riding one of the many trams in the city.” Photo taken by Jimmy Kim from South Korea.
Learning to cross
Learning to cross [ large preview ]
“Crosswalk sign that should be above the button.” Photo taken by Jonri Rothwell from USA.
Turn right signal
Turn right signal [ large preview ]
“Lady, you are going to the wrong way! It seems Mcdonald will let you go to the wrong way :).” Licensed: © Vickieabby. All right reserved. By Vickie Abby from Macau,China.
English slope advice
English slope advice [ large preview ]
“Second photo of the story. The English sign shows the rising percentage and advices the reader how best ride out the trouble.” Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution. By Mauro Bennici from Italy.
Beacon of Instruction
Hangon [ large preview ]
“Street light in vancouver, bc.” Photo taken by darius abulencia from Canada.
Walkpretty [ large preview ]
“Street light in vancouver, bc.” Photo taken by darius abulencia from Canada.
Taxi Queue place
Taxi Queue place [ large preview ]
“This photo is a place for taxi queue in one of a building in Jakarta, Indonesia.” Licensed: License by Ihsan Rama. By Ihsan Rama from Indonesia.
Pedalbike and scooter lanes
Ballyvaughan [ large preview ]
“Ballyvaughan, Ireland.” By Mary Lemcke from USA.
combined-signs [ large preview ]
“Combined signs in Catania Italy.” Photo taken by Bogdan Attila from Romania.
Advise highway [ large preview ]
“highway marker about speed limitation.” By NUnub from France.
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