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 Warning and Danger signs, signs that grab the attention of bystanders and alert them to any dangers ahead with their explicit content. 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).
Warning / Danger signs
Big Sur Warning
Big Sur Warning [ large preview ]
“A warning sign in Big Sur, California.” Photo taken by Aled Evans from UK.
Bad Dog [ large preview ]
“Watch Out! Bad Dog! - sign on the fence.” Created by Magdalena Kuczaba from Poland.
Warning no drugs
Do not climb
Do not climb [ large preview ]
“Taken in Taiwan. A sign to warn people to not climb the walls of the cave.” Photo taken by Soh Hui Shian Sandy from Singapore.
Belgian Danger [ large preview ]
“Shot near Brussels, Belgium. “Gevaar” means “danger”, although it’s unclear what’s so dangerous and the sign is so small that it’s more likely to cause danger than to avert it.” License: CC-SA. Photo taken by Jeroen Roos from the Netherlands.
De preferencia vivo
Danger Fragile Roof
Danger Fragile Roof [ large preview ]
"University for the Creative Arts at Farnham Public safety sign in Building.." Designed by Navaneethan Shanfrom UK.
Danger men working
Danger men working [ large preview ]
“You better watch out! Photo was taken in 2010 in NYC.” Photo taken by Stefan Vogel from Germany.
Dangerous surfing [ large preview ]
“Surfers in action behind a warning sign.” Designed by Julien Soubrier from Australia.
Danger keep out
High Voltage warning
High Voltage warning [ large preview ]
“High Voltage warning on electric wire.” Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Vahid Smajlagic from BiH.
Spanish exit indication
Spanish exit indication [ large preview ]
“First photo of a short story. It is a Spanish sign that indicates a dangerous exit to the reader.” Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution. Photo taken by Mauro Bennici from Italy.
Dangerman [ large preview ]
“This is a danger sign found on truck carrying inflammable material in Mumbai. Danger comes in all sizes and flavors :).” Photo taken by Charvi Mohan Sarfare from India.
Danger Ladder [ large preview ]
“Warning sign on a ladder.” Photo taken by David Alvarez from USA.
Danger Peligro [ large preview ]
“Warning sign on a power box.” Photo taken by David Alvarez from USA.
Flood Free Signage
Flood Free Signage [ large preview ]
“An on-going construction of condominium/office building with a sign of flood free with danger deep on the side with detailed sea level measurement.” Photo taken by Rocky B Gonzales from Philippines.
Danger [ large preview ]
“This was located right beside a cliff. this hand-painted signage captured my eye, this was obviously not done by the authorities, the locals might have found it extrememly important for this signage to be present. for me this represents the lack of information at indian tourist spots, and how even the locals try hard to educate the tourists.” Designed by Parimala Venkatesh from India.
Heat stroke [ large preview ]
“In Buenos Aires, Argentina in the summer, the government warn us about the danger of the “Golpe de Calor”, in english “Heat stroke”.” Photo taken by Bernardo Cople 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