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Street and Wayfinding Signs Part 3

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

Sky is the limit

Sky is the limit [ large preview2 ]
"Most of our landmarks point upwards." License: CC BY-NC-ND. Photo taken by Marko Rosic from Serbia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - sky-is-the-limit3

Way to Qutub Minar

Way to Qutub Minar [ large preview4 ]
"Taken at New Delhi, India; it shows the way to enter Qutub Minar Compound." License: Its a public property, hence license not needed. Photo taken by Bhaskar Dutta85 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - way-to-qutub-minar6

Road to Hassan Village

Road to Hassan Village [ large preview7 ]
"Taken at Hassan Village, near Bangalore, India; it shows the way to different cottages in the village." License: Its a public property, hence license not needed. Photo taken by Bhaskar Dutta85 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - road-to-hassan-village9

Signs to far destinations

Signs to far destinations [ large preview10 ]
"Signs to destinations all over the world in Gran Canaria." License: Creative Commons by-nc. Photo taken by Misel Radosavac from Germany.

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Blue Park Sign

Blue Park Sign [ large preview12 ]
"A prominent park sign at East Coast Park, Singapore." Photo taken by Vandra Png from Singapore.

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Yanoda’s Entrance Sign

Yanoda’s Entrance Sign [ large preview14 ]
"A entrance sign at Yanoda Rainforest Cultural Tourism Zone, Sanya Hainan (China).." Photo taken by Vandra Png from Singapore.

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Right Way

Right Way [ large preview16 ]
"Boracay island Philippines alleyway." Photo taken by David Coates from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - right-way17

Union square signage

Union square signage [ large preview18 ]
"Picture was taken atat Union Square, Bucharest; it depicts signages of tourist signts, and in the background signs for subway, highway, zebra crossing." Photo taken by Alexandra Haret19 from Romania.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - union-square-signage20

Caixa Forum Pictograms

Caixa Forum Pictograms [ large preview21 ]
"Signage from Caixa Forum museum in Barcelona, minimalistic & neat: Pictograms." Photo taken by Ivana Vasilj282522 from Croatia.

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Caixa Forum Salas

Caixa Forum Salas [ large preview24 ]
"Signage from Caixa Forum museum in Barcelona, minimalistic & neat: Direction signs for halls." Photo taken by Ivana Vasilj282522 from Croatia.

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Caixa Forum Sortida

Caixa Forum Sortida [ large preview27 ]
"Signage from Caixa Forum museum in Barcelona, minimalistic & neat: Exit sign." Photo taken by Ivana Vasilj282522 from Croatia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - caixa-forum-sortida29

Choice is yours

Choice is yours [ large preview30 ]
Photo taken by Mayur Mutha31 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - choice-is-yours32

Stunning nature signage 1

Stunning nature signage 1 [ large preview33 ]
"Signage guide inside Lamesa Eco Park." Photo taken by Anna-Lyn Abulencia from Philippines.

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Stunning nature signage 2

Stunning nature signage 2 [ large preview35 ]
"Signage guide road tripper in Batangas." Photo taken by Anna-Lyn Abulencia from Philippines.

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Stunning nature signage 3

Stunning nature signage 3 [ large preview37 ]
"Signage inside the Bakers Hill Palawan." Photo taken by Anna-Lyn Abulencia from Philippines.

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Temple of Romulus

Temple of Romulus [ large preview39 ]
"Door of the Tempio di Romolo in Rome." Photo taken by Heather Evans40 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - temple-of-romulus41

Name temple signage

Name temple signage [ large preview42 ]
"Name of temple." Photo taken by Bob Soo Kar Shun from Singapore.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - name-temple-signage43

Your Where cars go

Your Where cars go [ large preview44 ]
"I always carry with my reflex camera and i like to take pictures of everything. On my first trip to Texas i wanted to visit the downtown there is where i saw this beatiful big letters and i just love them." Photo taken by Manuela Bonilla45 from México.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - your-where-cars-go46

Luodai ancient town guide map

Luodai ancient town guide map [ large preview47 ]
"That’s a guide map in Cheng Du ,China." Photo taken by Caicai Feng48 from China.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - luodai-ancient-town-guide-map49

Looking Up at McDonalds Pylon

Looking Up at McDonalds Pylon [ large preview50 ]
"iPhone picture from the field of a giant McDonalds sign and it’s details." Photo taken by Mike Carsten51 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - looking-up-at-mcdonalds-pylon52

ParkInside

ParkInside [ large preview53 ]
"Beautiful vintage, grunge sign found in St. Louis. Taken with iPhone." Photo taken by Phil Franks from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - parkinside54

Rotterdam central station information point

Rotterdam central station information point [ large preview55 ]
"Central Station Information Point." Photo taken by Richard Buhn56 from Belgium.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - rotterdam-central-station-information-point57

Direction Signs

Direction Signs [ large preview58 ]
"Direction signs in the sky." Photo taken by Olariu Ionel59 from Romania.

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Future House

Future House [ large preview61 ]
"Entry Sign of a private mansion in Portugal." Photo taken by Jabin Cureces from Canada.

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Hole Scenic Spot

Hole Scenic Spot [ large preview63 ]
"Yichang, China. Actually a sign to help you find a swimming hole that has superstitious significance." Photo taken by Liz Megill64 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - hole-scenic-spot65

Kargil View Point

Kargil View Point [ large preview66 ]
"A concrete signage on the way to kargil (Kashmir, India) from where the whole kargil town can be seen." Photo taken by Abhilash R Nair67 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - kargil-view-point68

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/sky-is-the-limit/full_sky-is-the-limit.jpg
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/sky-is-the-limit/full_sky-is-the-limit.jpg
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/way-to-qutub-minar/full_bhaskardutta-qutub-minar-signage.jpg
  5. 5 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bhaskardutta/
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/way-to-qutub-minar/full_bhaskardutta-qutub-minar-signage.jpg
  7. 7 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/road-to-hassan-village/full_bhaskardutta-hassan-signage.jpg
  8. 8 http://www.flickr.com/photos/bhaskardutta/
  9. 9 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/road-to-hassan-village/full_bhaskardutta-hassan-signage.jpg
  10. 10 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/signs-to-far-destinations/full_signs-to-far-destinations.jpg
  11. 11 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/signs-to-far-destinations/full_signs-to-far-destinations.jpg
  12. 12 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/blue-park-sign/full_blue-park-sign.jpg
  13. 13 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/blue-park-sign/full_blue-park-sign.jpg
  14. 14 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/yanodas-entrance-sign/full_yanodas-entrance--sign.jpg
  15. 15 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/yanodas-entrance-sign/full_yanodas-entrance--sign.jpg
  16. 16 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/right-way/full_right_way.jpg
  17. 17 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/right-way/full_right_way.jpg
  18. 18 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/union-square-signage/full_union-square-signage.jpg
  19. 19 http://www.alexandraharet.com
  20. 20 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/union-square-signage/full_union-square-signage.jpg
  21. 21 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caixa-forum-pictograms/full_caixa-forum-pictograms.jpg
  22. 22 http://ivana.github.com/
  23. 23 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caixa-forum-pictograms/full_caixa-forum-pictograms.jpg
  24. 24 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caixa-forum-salas/full_caixa-forum-salas.jpg
  25. 25 http://ivana.github.com/
  26. 26 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caixa-forum-salas/full_caixa-forum-salas.jpg
  27. 27 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caixa-forum-sortida/full_caixa-forum-sortida.jpg
  28. 28 http://ivana.github.com/
  29. 29 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/caixa-forum-sortida/full_caixa-forum-sortida.jpg
  30. 30 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/choice-is-yours/full_choice-is-yours.jpg
  31. 31 http://www.flickr.com/photos/mayurmutha
  32. 32 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/choice-is-yours/full_choice-is-yours.jpg
  33. 33 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stunning-nature-signage1/full_stunning-nature_signage1.jpg
  34. 34 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stunning-nature-signage1/full_stunning-nature_signage1.jpg
  35. 35 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stunning-nature-signage2/full_stunning-nature_signage2.jpg
  36. 36 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stunning-nature-signage2/full_stunning-nature_signage2.jpg
  37. 37 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stunning-nature-signage3/full_stunning-nature_signage3.jpg
  38. 38 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/stunning-nature-signage3/full_stunning-nature_signage3.jpg
  39. 39 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/temple-of-romulus/full_temple-of-romulus.jpg
  40. 40 http://www.flickr.com/photos/hma0604/4930255017/
  41. 41 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/temple-of-romulus/full_temple-of-romulus.jpg
  42. 42 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/name-temple-signage/full_name-temple-signage.jpg
  43. 43 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/name-temple-signage/full_name-temple-signage.jpg
  44. 44 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/your-where-cars-go/full_where_cars_go.jpg
  45. 45 http://www.flickr.com/photos/manucita
  46. 46 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/your-where-cars-go/full_where_cars_go.jpg
  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 http://345811279.qzone.qq.com
  49. 49 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/luodai-ancient-town-guide-map/full_luodai-ancient-town-guide-map.jpg
  50. 50 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/looking-up-at-mcdonalds-pylon/full_red-light-parking-garage.jpg
  51. 51 http://mikecarsten.com
  52. 52 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/looking-up-at-mcdonalds-pylon/full_red-light-parking-garage.jpg
  53. 53 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/parkinside/full_parkinside.jpg
  54. 54 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/parkinside/full_parkinside.jpg
  55. 55 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/rotterdam-central-station-information-point/full_rotterdam-central-station-information-point.jpg
  56. 56 http://www.flickr.com/photos/45282251@N03/
  57. 57 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/rotterdam-central-station-information-point/full_rotterdam-central-station-information-point.jpg
  58. 58 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/direction-signs/full_c_direction_signs.jpg
  59. 59 http://www.inotes.ro/
  60. 60 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/direction-signs/full_c_direction_signs.jpg
  61. 61 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/future-house/full_future-house.jpg
  62. 62 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/future-house/full_future-house.jpg
  63. 63 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/hole-scenic-spot/full_hole-scenic-spot.jpg
  64. 64 http://www.lizmegill.com
  65. 65 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/hole-scenic-spot/full_hole-scenic-spot.jpg
  66. 66 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/kargil-view-point/full_kargil.jpg
  67. 67 http://www.amdzines.com
  68. 68 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/kargil-view-point/full_kargil.jpg
  69. 69 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-1/
  70. 70 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-2/
  71. 71 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-and-promotional-signs-part-1/
  72. 72 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-branding-and-promotional-signs-part-2/
  73. 73 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/corporate-logos-and-brand-signs/
  74. 74 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-1/
  75. 75 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-2/
  76. 76 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-1/
  77. 77 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  78. 78 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
  79. 79 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-1/
  80. 80 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-2/
  81. 81 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-1/
  82. 82 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-2/
  83. 83 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-3/
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-1/
  85. 85 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  86. 86 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
  87. 87 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/monument-and-memorial-signs/
  88. 88 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-1/
  89. 89 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-2/
  90. 90 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-1/
  91. 91 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-2/
  92. 92 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-1/
  93. 93 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-2/
  94. 94 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-3/
  95. 95 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-4/
  96. 96 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-5/
  97. 97 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/school-and-park-signs/
  98. 98 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-1/
  99. 99 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-2/
  100. 100 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-3/
  101. 101 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-1/
  102. 102 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-2/
  103. 103 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-3/
  104. 104 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-4/
  105. 105 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-1/
  106. 106 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-2/
  107. 107 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/underground-signs/
  108. 108 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-1/
  109. 109 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-2/
  110. 110 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-3/
  111. 111 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-4/
  112. 112 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-5/
  113. 113 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-1/
  114. 114 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-2/
  115. 115 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-1/
  116. 116 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-2/
  117. 117 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/welcome-signs/
  118. 118 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  119. 119 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-2/
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    Abhilash R Nair

    February 18, 2011 11:20 pm

    Al last, my work is featured in smashing mag :)

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