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 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
Goodwill [ large preview ]
“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.
Products of shop upstairs
Fire extinguisher operating guide
Fire extinguisher operating guide [ large preview ]
“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.
The Paint Shop
The Paint Shop [ large preview ]
“Traditional hand-painted advertising signs for the town paint shop.” Photo taken by Tammi Floccare from USA.
Fountain of Couth
It’s in the bag
Five pound shop
Five pound shop [ large preview ]
“Glastonbury Music festival stall.” Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.
Ich Warte Hier!
Ich Warte Hier!
First out cafe London
First out cafe London [ large preview ]
“Coffee Shop window in the evening.” By Sabine Reichel from Germany.
So Klin [ large preview ]
“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 Sandberg from USA.
Nothing Prohibited [ large preview ]
“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 Cople from Brazil.
Storefront in Prague
Signage for rent
Signage for rent [ large preview ]
“The same signage in street means the stores have not been rent yet.” By Chao-ping Chen from Taiwan.
Ice Sold Here
Ice Sold Here [ large preview ]
“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 Chen from Australia.
Wilkins And Kent furniture
Wilkins And Kent furniture [ large preview ]
“A furniture store sign features two persons with their tools.” Licensed: All Rights Reserved. By Ssu-Hua Chen from Australia.
Robot supply repair
Robot supply repair [ large preview ]
“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 Gittlen from USA.
Music Store Entrance
Music Store Inside
Music Store Inside [ large preview ]
“The sections are divided by “adress” (name of instrument); there are poles and diferent tourist spots (with musicians) between the adresses!” By Camilla Albuquerque from Brazil.
Music Store Plaque
Music Store Plaque [ large preview ]
“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 Albuquerque from Brazil.
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