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
Supermarket [ large preview ]
“Mat signage for JR’s Produce, a supermarket that supplements to the Hispanic/ Latino community in El Paso, TX. This is the only English sign in the entire store.” Licensed: All Rights Reserved 2010. By Angie Salazar from USA.
Vintage store signs
Vintage store sign1
Vintage store sign2
One depressing thrift store
One depressing thrift store [ large preview ]
“This is really a thrift store and that is really its name. There is nothing else to say.” Licensed: license www.artsytouch.com. By Joe Z. from USA.
Flow typography signage
Food on the go [ large preview ]
“A quick snapshot of the fastfood stores signages in one of my trips with my family. This was taken at around 6AM while we were buying some breakfast. I just used a point and shoot for this photo.” By Tyrone John Reyes from Philippines.
Old Storefront Door
Defense de fumer
Defense de fumer [ large preview ]
“No smoking sign inside supermarket.” By Mahen Nowzadick from Mauritius.
Supermercado (Supermarket) [ large preview ]
“Painted sign on the back wall of a supermarket in Piriápolis (Uruguay).” Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives. By Gabriela Costoya from Uruguay.
WD Stone Marker
WD Stone Marker [ large preview ]
“An old war department marker stone in the grounds of the Royal Victoria country park, Hampshire, England.” By John Kilmister from United Kingdom.
Sign Florida [ large preview ]
“Sign in Florida.” By Ifat Hod from Israel.
Street sign [ large preview ]
“Street sign in Florida.” By Ifat Hod from Israel.
Fruit Stand in Italy
Fruit Stand in Italy [ large preview ]
“I like this photo because it lacks people that congested the area. Just a simple fruit stand run by a native. Delicious.” Photo taken by Nicole Hicks from USA.
Toys store [ large preview ]
“Toys store in Catania Italy.” Photo taken by Bogdan Attila from Romania.
Minnesota State Fair
George Symons suits
George Symons suits [ large preview ]
“Image of an old sign in Elizabeth Street in Brisbane city.” Photo taken by Mary McKenzie from Australia.
Dollhouse [ large preview ]
“Dollhouse sign-Hamburg.” Photo taken by Kristina Ivandic from Croatia.
Acme [ large preview ]
“Fresno Acme Disused Warehouse.” Photo taken by Matthew Tarran from UK.
Five pound shop
Five pound shop [ large preview ]
“Glastonbury Music festival stall.” Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.
Vila Viniteca [ large preview ]
“Delicatessen store, Barcelona.” License: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs. By Barbara Hovens from Netherlands.
Burek vs doughnut
Burek vs doughnut [ large preview ]
“This sign is really popular around here and belongs to a place where you can try one of our traditional meals. The funny thing is, it says BUREK (pastry filled with meat), SIRNICA (pastry filled with cheese), ZELJANICA (pastry filled with spinach), KROMPIRUSA (pastry filled with potatoes) and KROFNA (wich means doughnut) - which you can usually get only at the baker’s shop. Anyways, it’s causing laughter every single time you see it..” By Sabrina Krilic from Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Pine hill auto
Pertamina signage [ large preview ]
“Signage in Pertamina gas station in Jakarta, Indonesia.” Licensed: ©Nanto Mago. By Nanto Mago from Indonesia.
Antiques Bazzar [ large preview ]
“Beautiful, if not very well shot, antique sign for an Antiques Bazzar in San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina.” Licensed: Permission for use by Smashing Magazine is granted. By Paul Juniper from Australia.
Ayurvedic treatment done here
Ayurvedic treatment done here [ large preview ]
“Sign showing a beautifully laid out ayurveda treatment center in s.india.” Photo taken by Pradiptamohan Basu from India.
R&R market [ large preview ]
“Taken in Portland, Oregon at a market that is currently being renovated into something quite different. I took the picture because i was afraid they’d tear down the sign. It always brought me joy, it’s so beautiful. To my surprise, I think they might be leaving it up.” Photo taken by Stacey Korn from USA.
This ‘n That Type
O Boticário [ large preview ]
“O Boticário’s facade.” Licensed: Public Domain. By Pedro Augusto Borges from Brazil.
For tonight [ large preview ]
“A small experimental 30 seconds exposure shot to capture the glow of signage of CitiCentre Complex.” Photo taken by Sumeet Shakya from Nepal.
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