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Street and Wayfinding Signs Part 2

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 Street and Wayfinding signs, signs which intention, in a clear and effective way, is to assist locals and travelers alike in their wayfinding. 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).

Street wayfinding signs

Ancient or now?

Ancient or now? [ large preview2 ]
"Photo shotted on Athens. In portuguese, “Agora” means “now”, “Ancient” or “Agora”." Licensed: If you want to use this picture, be my guest, just warning me, thanks. By Luiz Fernando de Souza Pinto from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - ancient-or-now3

Restaurants

Restaurants [ large preview4 ]
"Plenty of restaurants to choose from." Photo taken by Bogdan Judit from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - restaurants5

Werkschau spinnerei leipzig

Werkschau spinnerei leipzig [ large preview6 ]
"A marker on a wall at the “Spinnerei”, an old factory and today on of the creative hotspots in Leipzig." Licensed: cc by-sa. By Martin Gamnitzer from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - werkschau-spinnerei-leipzig7

Rock and roll is here

Rock and roll is here [ large preview8 ]
"Just ran into an interesting scene, which is about a sign of a livehouse in Kaohsiung city, Taiwan." Photo taken by Terry Lai from Taiwan.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - rock-and-roll-is-here9

Antwerp city information pole

Antwerp city information pole [ large preview10 ]
"Antwerp City Information Pole." Photo taken by Richard Buhn11 from BELGIUM.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - antwerp-city-information-pole12

Alborzmountain

Alborzmountain [ large preview13 ]
"A part of Alborz Mountain with above 4100m height." Licensed: © Payam Hamzei. Photo taken by Payam Hamzei14 from Iran.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - alborzmountain15

Symbols At The Park

Symbols At The Park [ large preview16 ]
"Various symbols used in denoting the areas at Istana Park, Singapore." Photo taken by Henry Soon2017 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - symbols-at-the-park18

Places Of Interest

Places Of Interest [ large preview19 ]
"Denoting various places of interest in Chinatown, Singapore." Photo taken by Henry Soon2017 from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - places-of-interest21

The funky city area map

The funky city area map [ large preview22 ]
"There are many such area maps around the city." Photo taken by Mayur Mutha23 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - the-funky-city-area-map24

Signage arrows Zurich

Signage arrows Zurich [ large preview25 ]
"Big red sign with two white arrows showing the direction to leave beneath a ramp in Zurich." Licensed: © Sebastian Schöndorfer 2008. Photo taken by Sebastian Schöndorfer26 from Austria.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - signage-arrows-zurich27

Dolores Street

Dolores Street [ large preview28 ]
"Dolores Street with Dolores Hight School in the Banckground San Francisco. In the Background is Dolores High School." Photo taken by Boris Henriot29 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dolores-street30

Chinatown San Fran

Chinatown San Fran [ large preview4031 ]
"The main street that runs through Chinatown in San Francisco is Grant Street. Here the local color can be seen in the background of the sign." Photo taken by Jen Mabe from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - chinatown-san-fran4132

Parroquia San Pantalon, Venezia

Parroquia San Pantalon, Venezia [ large preview33 ]
"View of one little street with an Art Gallery." Photo taken by Rafael Camarenna34 from Spain.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parroquia-san-pantalon-venezia35

Dev prayag

Dev prayag [ large preview36 ]
"Dev Prayag, Dev means God and Prayag means Union, a place near Haridwar, India where river Ganges and Alaknand unites. The sign board says the Dev-Prayag is at 580 meters. See, God is not that far away." Photo taken by Shravan Singh from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dev-prayag37

Stained glass

Stained glass [ large preview38 ]
"Walton Church Street Somerset amazing stained glass text." Photo taken by Gareth Stamp from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - stained-glass39

Chinatown San Fran

Chinatown San Fran [ large preview4031 ]
"The main street that runs through Chinatown in San Francisco is Grant Street. Here the local color can be seen in the background of the sign." Photo taken by Jen Mabe from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - chinatown-san-fran4132

Life at cross roads

Life at cross roads [ large preview42 ]
"Shot at Tamilnadu, India." Photo taken by Subinkrishna Gopi43 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - life-at-cross-roads44

Luodai ancient town guide map

Luodai ancient town guide map [ large preview45 ]
"That’s a guide map in Cheng Du ,China." Photo taken by Caicai Feng46 from China.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - luodai-ancient-town-guide-map47

Guidepost Sign

Guidepost Sign [ large preview48 ]
"Guidepost – helps tourists to find their way…" Photo taken by Dario Meniss from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - guidepost-sign49

Camping

Camping [ large preview50 ]
"Signing on camping area." Photo taken by Aquiles Leon5451 from México.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - camping52

Prado

Prado [ large preview53 ]
"Street signs in prado’s avenue the color indicates the type of information, blue – routes, green – parks, magenta – cultural, yellow – parking and info." Photo taken by Aquiles Leon5451 from México.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - prado55

From here you can go anywhere

From here you can go anywhere [ large preview56 ]
"Should i see Skadarlija, Skopje, Moscow, maybe Moon? I think I’ll go for a drink at “Sesir Moj 2”." License: CC BY-NC-ND. Photo taken by Marko Rosic from Serbia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - from-here-you-can-go-anywhere57

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/ancient-or-now/full_ancientornow.jpg
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/ancient-or-now/full_ancientornow.jpg
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/restaurants/full_restaurants.jpg
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/restaurants/full_restaurants.jpg
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/werkschau-spinnerei-leipzig/full_werkschau_spinnerei_leipzig.jpg
  7. 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/werkschau-spinnerei-leipzig/full_werkschau_spinnerei_leipzig.jpg
  8. 8 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/rock-and-roll-is-here/full_rock-and-roll-is-here.jpg
  9. 9 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/rock-and-roll-is-here/full_rock-and-roll-is-here.jpg
  10. 10 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/antwerp-city-information-pole/full_antwerp-city-information-pole.jpg
  11. 11 http://www.flickr.com/photos/45282251@N03/
  12. 12 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/antwerp-city-information-pole/full_antwerp-city-information-pole.jpg
  13. 13 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/alborzmountain/full_alborzmountain.jpg
  14. 14 http://www.payampicture.blogspot.com
  15. 15 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/alborzmountain/full_alborzmountain.jpg
  16. 16 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/symbols-at-the-park/full_symbol-istanapart-signage.jpg
  17. 17 http://www.mujiri.com
  18. 18 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/symbols-at-the-park/full_symbol-istanapart-signage.jpg
  19. 19 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/places-of-interest/full_placesofinterest-signage.jpg
  20. 20 http://www.mujiri.com
  21. 21 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/places-of-interest/full_placesofinterest-signage.jpg
  22. 22 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/the-funky-city-area-map/full_the-funky-city-area-map.jpg
  23. 23 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayurmutha
  24. 24 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/the-funky-city-area-map/full_the-funky-city-area-map.jpg
  25. 25 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/signage-arrows-zurich/full_signage_arrows_zurich.jpg
  26. 26 http://www.sebastianschoendorfer.com
  27. 27 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/signage-arrows-zurich/full_signage_arrows_zurich.jpg
  28. 28 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dolores-street/full_dolores-street.jpg
  29. 29 http://www.meandfrenchie.com
  30. 30 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dolores-street/full_dolores-street.jpg
  31. 31 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chinatown-san-fran/full_chinatown_san_fran.jpg
  32. 32 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chinatown-san-fran/full_chinatown_san_fran.jpg
  33. 33 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/parroquia-san-pantalon-venezia/full_parroquia-san-pantalon-venezia.jpg
  34. 34 http://www.camarenna.com
  35. 35 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/parroquia-san-pantalon-venezia/full_parroquia-san-pantalon-venezia.jpg
  36. 36 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dev-prayag/full_dev-prayag.jpg
  37. 37 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dev-prayag/full_dev-prayag.jpg
  38. 38 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stained-glass/full_stained-glass.jpg
  39. 39 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stained-glass/full_stained-glass.jpg
  40. 40 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chinatown-san-fran/full_chinatown_san_fran.jpg
  41. 41 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/chinatown-san-fran/full_chinatown_san_fran.jpg
  42. 42 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/life-at-cross-roads/full_life-at-cross-roads.jpg
  43. 43 http://www.subin.co.in
  44. 44 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/life-at-cross-roads/full_life-at-cross-roads.jpg
  45. 45 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/luodai-ancient-town-guide-map/full_luodai-ancient-town-guide-map.jpg
  46. 46 http://345811279.qzone.qq.com
  47. 47 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/luodai-ancient-town-guide-map/full_luodai-ancient-town-guide-map.jpg
  48. 48 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/guidepost-sign/full_guidepost-sign.jpg
  49. 49 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/guidepost-sign/full_guidepost-sign.jpg
  50. 50 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/camping/full_camping.jpg
  51. 51 http://www.flickr.com/aquiles_zero/
  52. 52 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/camping/full_camping.jpg
  53. 53 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/prado/full_prado.jpg
  54. 54 http://www.flickr.com/aquiles_zero/
  55. 55 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/prado/full_prado.jpg
  56. 56 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/from-here-you-can-go-anywhere/full_from-here-you-can-go-anywhere.jpg
  57. 57 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/from-here-you-can-go-anywhere/full_from-here-you-can-go-anywhere.jpg
  58. 58 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-1/
  59. 59 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-2/
  60. 60 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-and-promotional-signs-part-1/
  61. 61 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-branding-and-promotional-signs-part-2/
  62. 62 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/corporate-logos-and-brand-signs/
  63. 63 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-1/
  64. 64 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-2/
  65. 65 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-1/
  66. 66 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  67. 67 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
  68. 68 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-1/
  69. 69 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-2/
  70. 70 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-1/
  71. 71 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-2/
  72. 72 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-3/
  73. 73 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-1/
  74. 74 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  75. 75 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
  76. 76 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/monument-and-memorial-signs/
  77. 77 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-1/
  78. 78 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-2/
  79. 79 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-1/
  80. 80 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-2/
  81. 81 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-1/
  82. 82 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-2/
  83. 83 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-3/
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-4/
  85. 85 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-5/
  86. 86 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/school-and-park-signs/
  87. 87 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-1/
  88. 88 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-2/
  89. 89 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-3/
  90. 90 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-1/
  91. 91 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-2/
  92. 92 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-3/
  93. 93 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-4/
  94. 94 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-1/
  95. 95 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-2/
  96. 96 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/underground-signs/
  97. 97 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-1/
  98. 98 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-2/
  99. 99 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-3/
  100. 100 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-4/
  101. 101 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-5/
  102. 102 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-1/
  103. 103 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-2/
  104. 104 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-1/
  105. 105 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-2/
  106. 106 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/welcome-signs/
  107. 107 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  108. 108 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-2/
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