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Shop and Store Signs Part 2

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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 Shop and Store signs, i.e. dynamic signs of all shapes and sizes advertising shops and services by means of numerous inventive approaches. 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).

Shop / store signs

Segafredo Singapore

Segafredo Singapore [ large preview2 ]
"Wall decoration in a Segafredo Coffee Shop in Singapore." Licensed: CC Attribution 3.0 Unported. Photo taken by Cesare Tagliaferri3 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - segafredo-singapore4

Goodwill

Goodwill [ large preview5 ]
"Exit and Entrance signage for the Goodwill, as seen from inside the thrift shop." Licensed: All Rights Reserved 2010. Photo taken by Angie Salazar from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - goodwill6

Ramen ya

Ramen ya [ large preview7 ]
"An old Ramen shop’s sign right by my house, Tokyo Japan." Photo taken by Fumie Wada8 from Japan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ramen-ya9

Products of shop upstairs

Products of shop upstairs [ large preview10 ]
"Signage placed on the staircase of a shop at Haji Lane Singapore." Photo taken by Ashley Hau11 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - products-of-shop-upstairs12

Fire extinguisher operating guide

Fire extinguisher operating guide [ large preview13 ]
"Fire extinguisher operating guide in one of the Nagoya’s (Japan) shopping mall. The interesting part of this signage is a braille writing above pictograms, which is included for information purpose only." Licensed: Photo was taken by myself. Photo taken by Piotr Domowicz from Poland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fire-extinguisher-operating-guide14

The Paint Shop

The Paint Shop [ large preview15 ]
"Traditional hand-painted advertising signs for the town paint shop." Photo taken by Tammi Floccare from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - the-paint-shop16

Fountain of Couth

Fountain of Couth [ large preview17 ]
"Fountain outside shop in Kauai, Hawaii." Photo taken by Heather Evans18 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - fountain-of-couth19

Glas

Glas [ large preview20 ]
"Glazier’s workshop in Georgstrasse, Köln." Photo taken by Benjamin Brandt21 from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - glas22

It’s in the bag

It’s in the bag [ large preview23 ]
"Temporary work front whilst shop was being renovated on Madison Avenue, NYC." Photo taken by Mark French24 from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - its-in-the-bag25

Repair Shop

Repair Shop [ large preview26 ]
"Repair shop wall, Phoenix, Arizona." Photo taken by Lisa Peacock27 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - repair-shop28

Levi’s Workshop

Levi’s Workshop [ large preview29 ]
"The Levi’s workshop welcomes all." Photo taken by Rachel Rochelle30 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - levis-workshop31

Five pound shop

Five pound shop [ large preview32 ]
"Glastonbury Music festival stall." Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - five-pound-shop33

Ich Warte Hier!

Ich Warte Hier! [ large preview3734 ]
"Waiting area for dogs at a local shopping mall. The sign says: I’m waiting here." Photo taken by Andris Linz3835 from Switzerland.

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Ich Warte Hier!

Ich Warte Hier! [ large preview3734 ]
"Waiting area for dogs at a local shopping mall. The sign says: I’m waiting here." Photo taken by Andris Linz3835 from Switzerland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ich-warte-hier!39

First out cafe London

First out cafe London [ large preview40 ]
"Coffee Shop window in the evening." By Sabine Reichel from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - first-out-cafe-london41

So Klin

So Klin [ large preview42 ]
"Sometimes these little Malagasy shops are painted like the products you might find for sale there, in this case a packet of laundry detergent." License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. By Devin Sandberg43 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - so-klin44

Nothing Prohibited

Nothing Prohibited [ large preview45 ]
"A street sign that has something strange on it, it’s missing something. For me, the sign says “Nothing prohibited – weekdays from 7am to 8pm”. (no Photoshop at all here)." By Bernardo Cople46 from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - nothing-prohibited47

Storefront in Prague

Storefront in Prague [ large preview48 ]
"A grunge looking sign in Prague." By Adam Eggert49 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - storefront-in-prague50

Signage for rent

Signage for rent [ large preview51 ]
"The same signage in street means the stores have not been rent yet." By Chao-ping Chen52 from Taiwan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - signage-for-rent53

Xi’an, China

Xi’an, China [ large preview54 ]
"Store signage in Muslim Quarter – Xi’an, China." By Gary Koutsoubis55 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - xian-china56

Medical Store

Medical Store [ large preview57 ]
"When you don’t have exact place for ads or posters, simply paint the ads on your wall." Licensed: Creative Commons (by-nc-nd 3.0). By Olli Toivonen58 from Finland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - medical-store59

Ice Sold Here

Ice Sold Here [ large preview60 ]
"In Aisian country, water-ice with all kinds of dessert like red bean paste or fruit pieces are very popular in summer. The sign with a big Chinese character “ICE” is a vintage and classic signage for water ice store." Licensed: All Rights Reserved. By Ssu-Hua Chen6461 from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ice-sold-here62

Wilkins And Kent furniture

Wilkins And Kent furniture [ large preview63 ]
"A furniture store sign features two persons with their tools." Licensed: All Rights Reserved. By Ssu-Hua Chen6461 from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wilkins-and-kent-furniturejpg65

Robot supply repair

Robot supply repair [ large preview66 ]
"The door to the Robot Supply and Repair store which is really a front for the 826 Michigan writing center." Licensed: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons. By Nathaniel Gittlen67 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - robot-supply-repair68

Music Store Entrance

Music Store Entrance [ large preview69 ]
"The same signs of streets in Curitiba (PR, Brazil) are in use here; it’s the entrance for the “music road”." By Camilla Albuquerque767370 from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - music-store-entrance71

Music Store Inside

Music Store Inside [ large preview72 ]
"The sections are divided by “adress” (name of instrument); there are poles and diferent tourist spots (with musicians) between the adresses!" By Camilla Albuquerque767370 from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - music-store-inside74

Music Store Plaque

Music Store Plaque [ large preview75 ]
"Detail of plaque in the store; behind each “adress” (name of instrument), there is the name of some famous artist related to this instrument." By Camilla Albuquerque767370 from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - music-store-plaque77

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/segafredo-singapore/full_segafredo-singapore.jpg
  3. 3 http://flickr.com/tagliasteel
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/segafredo-singapore/full_segafredo-singapore.jpg
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/goodwill/full_goodwill.jpg
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/goodwill/full_goodwill.jpg
  7. 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/ramen-ya/full_ramen_ya.jpg
  8. 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/52753865@N03/4913198168/in/set-72157624649007233/
  9. 9 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/ramen-ya/full_ramen_ya.jpg
  10. 10 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/products-of-shop-upstairs/full_products-of-shop-upstairs.jpg
  11. 11 http://www.flickr.com/photos/ashley-hau
  12. 12 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/products-of-shop-upstairs/full_products-of-shop-upstairs.jpg
  13. 13 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fire-extinguisher-operating-guide/full_nagoya-shopping-mall-fire-extinguisher-operating-guide.jpg
  14. 14 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fire-extinguisher-operating-guide/full_nagoya-shopping-mall-fire-extinguisher-operating-guide.jpg
  15. 15 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/the-paint-shop/full_the-paint-shop.jpg
  16. 16 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/the-paint-shop/full_the-paint-shop.jpg
  17. 17 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fountain-of-couth/full_fountain-of-couth.jpg
  18. 18 http://www.flickr.com/photos/hma0604/4930843780/
  19. 19 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/fountain-of-couth/full_fountain-of-couth.jpg
  20. 20 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/glas/full_glas.jpg
  21. 21 http://www.extrabrandt.de
  22. 22 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/glas/full_glas.jpg
  23. 23 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/its-in-the-bag/full_markfrench1.jpg
  24. 24 http://www.mfrench.co.uk
  25. 25 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/its-in-the-bag/full_markfrench1.jpg
  26. 26 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/repair-shop/full_lisapeacock-repair.jpg
  27. 27 http://www.peacockimages.blogspot.com
  28. 28 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/repair-shop/full_lisapeacock-repair.jpg
  29. 29 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/levis-workshop/full_levisworkshop.jpg
  30. 30 http://www.rachelrochelle.com
  31. 31 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/levis-workshop/full_levisworkshop.jpg
  32. 32 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/five-pound-shop/full_five-pound-shop.jpg
  33. 33 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/five-pound-shop/full_five-pound-shop.jpg
  34. 34 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/ich-warte-hier/full_ich_warte_hier.jpg
  35. 35 http://www.andrislinz.ch
  36. 36 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/ich-warte-hier/full_ich_warte_hier.jpg
  37. 37 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/ich-warte-hier/full_ich_warte_hier.jpg
  38. 38 http://www.andrislinz.ch
  39. 39 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/ich-warte-hier/full_ich_warte_hier.jpg
  40. 40 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/first-out-cafe-london/full_first-out-cafe-london.jpg
  41. 41 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/first-out-cafe-london/full_first-out-cafe-london.jpg
  42. 42 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/so-klin/full_so-klin.jpg
  43. 43 http://devinsandberg.com
  44. 44 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/so-klin/full_so-klin.jpg
  45. 45 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/nothing-prohibited/full_nothing-prohibited.jpg
  46. 46 http://www.flickr.com/bcople
  47. 47 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/nothing-prohibited/full_nothing-prohibited.jpg
  48. 48 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/storefront-in-prague/full_3_storefront_prague.jpg
  49. 49 http://www.eggartdesign.com
  50. 50 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/storefront-in-prague/full_3_storefront_prague.jpg
  51. 51 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/signage-for-rent/full_signage-for-rent.jpg
  52. 52 http://picasaweb.google.com/chensssssssss
  53. 53 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/signage-for-rent/full_signage-for-rent.jpg
  54. 54 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/xian-china/full_xianchina.jpg
  55. 55 http://www.flickr.com/photos/gakout
  56. 56 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/xian-china/full_xianchina.jpg
  57. 57 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/medical-store/full_medical-store-wall-ghana.jpg
  58. 58 http://www.olbedesign.fi
  59. 59 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/medical-store/full_medical-store-wall-ghana.jpg
  60. 60 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/ice-sold-here/full_ice-sold-here.jpg
  61. 61 http://ssuhua.daportfolio.com
  62. 62 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/ice-sold-here/full_ice-sold-here.jpg
  63. 63 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/wilkins-and-kent-furniture/full_wilkins-and-kent-furniture.jpg
  64. 64 http://ssuhua.daportfolio.com
  65. 65 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/wilkins-and-kent-furniture/full_wilkins-and-kent-furniture.jpg
  66. 66 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/robot-supply-repair/full_robot-supply-repair.jpg
  67. 67 http://www.flickr.com/photos/p5ychop3nguin/
  68. 68 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/robot-supply-repair/full_robot-supply-repair.jpg
  69. 69 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/music-store-entrance/full_music-store-entrance.jpg
  70. 70 http://twitter.com/cami_kgb
  71. 71 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/music-store-entrance/full_music-store-entrance.jpg
  72. 72 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/music-store-inside/full_music-store-inside.jpg
  73. 73 http://twitter.com/cami_kgb
  74. 74 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/music-store-inside/full_music-store-inside.jpg
  75. 75 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/music-store-plaque/full_music-store-plaque.jpg
  76. 76 http://twitter.com/cami_kgb
  77. 77 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/music-store-plaque/full_music-store-plaque.jpg
  78. 78 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-1/
  79. 79 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-2/
  80. 80 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-and-promotional-signs-part-1/
  81. 81 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-branding-and-promotional-signs-part-2/
  82. 82 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/corporate-logos-and-brand-signs/
  83. 83 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-1/
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-2/
  85. 85 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-1/
  86. 86 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  87. 87 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
  88. 88 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-1/
  89. 89 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-2/
  90. 90 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-1/
  91. 91 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-2/
  92. 92 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-3/
  93. 93 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-1/
  94. 94 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  95. 95 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
  96. 96 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/monument-and-memorial-signs/
  97. 97 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-1/
  98. 98 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-2/
  99. 99 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-1/
  100. 100 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-2/
  101. 101 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-1/
  102. 102 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-2/
  103. 103 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-3/
  104. 104 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-4/
  105. 105 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-5/
  106. 106 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/school-and-park-signs/
  107. 107 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-1/
  108. 108 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-2/
  109. 109 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-3/
  110. 110 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-1/
  111. 111 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-2/
  112. 112 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-3/
  113. 113 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-4/
  114. 114 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-1/
  115. 115 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-2/
  116. 116 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/underground-signs/
  117. 117 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-1/
  118. 118 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-2/
  119. 119 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-3/
  120. 120 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-4/
  121. 121 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-5/
  122. 122 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-1/
  123. 123 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-2/
  124. 124 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-1/
  125. 125 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-2/
  126. 126 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/welcome-signs/
  127. 127 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  128. 128 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-2/
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    April 19, 2011 10:09 am

    Nice post. Our computer repair shop has some really cool signs, But we are going to be redesigning them soon. -cheers! Thanks for some inspiration.

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