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Warning and Danger Signs Part 1

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 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 preview2 ]
"A warning sign in Big Sur, California." Photo taken by Aled Evans from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - big-sur-warning3

Bad Dog

Bad Dog [ large preview4 ]
"Watch Out! Bad Dog! – sign on the fence." Created by Magdalena Kuczaba from Poland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bad-dog5

Exclamation Point

Exclamation Point [ large preview6 ]
"Sign in Beijing warning people to beware of what’s ahead." Photo taken by Andy Phillips7 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - exclamation-point8

High voltage

High voltage [ large preview9 ]
"A warning sign in an Indian train." Photo taken by Harald Krefting10 from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - high-voltage11

Warning no drugs

Warning no drugs [ large preview12 ]
"An public service notice in a popular party district." License: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Gareth Shapiro13 from England.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - warning-no-drugs14

Wireless warning

Wireless warning [ large preview15 ]
"Warning sign close to the microwave transmition experiment in Juelich, Germany." Photo taken by Michael Komm16 from Czech republic.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - wireless-warning17

Piso Molhado

Piso Molhado [ large preview18 ]
"A signage to warn people about dry floor." Photo taken by Dinara Lima19 from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - piso-molhado20

Do not climb

Do not climb [ large preview21 ]
"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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - do-not-climb22

Danger stairs

Danger stairs [ large preview23 ]
"Signs for a hidden, and dangerous, stairs (! in the same angle)." Photo taken by Rik Verhagen24 from The Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - danger-stairs25

Belgian Danger

Belgian Danger [ large preview26 ]
"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 Roos27 from the Netherlands.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - belgian-danger28

De preferencia vivo

De preferencia vivo [ large preview29 ]
"Little picture taked in a dangerous cross of 4 streets in mexico city, the angry car talks by itself." Photo taken by Erick Gabriel Aguilar LÛpez30 from México.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - de-preferencia-vivo31

Steep Hahnenkamm

Steep Hahnenkamm [ large preview32 ]
"Hahnenkamm Ski Slope in Kitzbuhel, Austria." Photo taken by Gary Toriello3633 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - steep-hahnenkamm34

Achtung

Achtung [ large preview35 ]
"Rendl Ski Slope in Zermatt, Switzerland." Photo taken by Gary Toriello3633 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - achtung37

Car danger

Car danger [ large preview38 ]
"Car danger information sign in front of the sea. Seems to be quite obvious?." Licensed: All copyrights: Vincent Zaugg. Photo taken by Vincent Zaugg39 from Switzerland.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - car-danger40

Danger Fragile Roof

Danger Fragile Roof [ large preview41 ]
"University for the Creative Arts at Farnham Public safety sign in Building.." Designed by Navaneethan Shan from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - danger-fragile-roof42

Danger men working

Danger men working [ large preview43 ]
"You better watch out! Photo was taken in 2010 in NYC." Photo taken by Stefan Vogel from Germany.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - danger-men-working44

Danger

Danger [ large preview6745 ]
Photo taken by Prathamesh Parab46 from India.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - danger47

Dangerous surfing

Dangerous surfing [ large preview48 ]
"Surfers in action behind a warning sign." Designed by Julien Soubrier from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dangerous-surfing49

Danger keep out

Danger keep out [ large preview50 ]
"Floyd Bennett Field old hungar." Photo taken by Anna Shumakova51 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - danger-keep-out52

High Voltage warning

High Voltage warning [ large preview53 ]
"High Voltage warning on electric wire." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Vahid Smajlagic from BiH.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - high-voltage-warning54

Spanish exit indication

Spanish exit indication [ large preview55 ]
"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 Bennici56 from Italy.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - spanish-exit-indication57

Dangerman

Dangerman [ large preview58 ]
"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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dangerman59

Danger Ladder

Danger Ladder [ large preview60 ]
"Warning sign on a ladder." Photo taken by David Alvarez from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - danger-ladder61

Danger Peligro

Danger Peligro [ large preview62 ]
"Warning sign on a power box." Photo taken by David Alvarez from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - danger-peligro63

Flood Free Signage

Flood Free Signage [ large preview64 ]
"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 Gonzales65 from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - flood-free-signage66

Danger

Danger [ large preview6745 ]
"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.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - danger68

Heat stroke

Heat stroke [ large preview69 ]
"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 Cople70 from Brazil.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - heat-stroke71

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/big-sur-warning/full_big-sur-warning.jpg
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/big-sur-warning/full_big-sur-warning.jpg
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bad-dog/full_bad_dog.jpg
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bad-dog/full_bad_dog.jpg
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/exclamation-point/full_exclamation-point.jpg
  7. 7 http://www.2009.byandyphillips.com
  8. 8 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/exclamation-point/full_exclamation-point.jpg
  9. 9 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/high-voltage/full_high-voltage.jpg
  10. 10 http://www.flickr.com/photos/harald/
  11. 11 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/high-voltage/full_high-voltage.jpg
  12. 12 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/warning-no-drugs/full_warning-no-drugs.jpg
  13. 13 http://www.garethshapiro.com
  14. 14 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/warning-no-drugs/full_warning-no-drugs.jpg
  15. 15 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/wireless-warning/full_wireless-warning.jpg
  16. 16 http://photo.rdx.cz
  17. 17 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/wireless-warning/full_wireless-warning.jpg
  18. 18 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/piso-molhado/full_piso-molhado.jpg
  19. 19 http://www.dinaralima.com
  20. 20 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/piso-molhado/full_piso-molhado.jpg
  21. 21 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/do-not-climb/full_do-not-climb.jpg
  22. 22 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/do-not-climb/full_do-not-climb.jpg
  23. 23 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-stairs/full_danger-stairs.jpg
  24. 24 http://www.productengineer.nl
  25. 25 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-stairs/full_danger-stairs.jpg
  26. 26 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/belgian-danger/full_belgian-danger.jpg
  27. 27 http://www.zoph.org
  28. 28 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/belgian-danger/full_belgian-danger.jpg
  29. 29 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/de-preferencia-vivo/full_de_preferencia_vivo.jpg
  30. 30 http://s237.photobucket.com/albums/ff110/zeruch124/
  31. 31 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/de-preferencia-vivo/full_de_preferencia_vivo.jpg
  32. 32 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/steep-hahnenkamm/full_toriello_steephahnenkamm_kitzbuhelaustria.jpg
  33. 33 http://www.maximumdownforce.com
  34. 34 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/steep-hahnenkamm/full_toriello_steephahnenkamm_kitzbuhelaustria.jpg
  35. 35 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/achtung/full_toriello_achtung_zermattswitzerland.jpg
  36. 36 http://www.maximumdownforce.com
  37. 37 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/achtung/full_toriello_achtung_zermattswitzerland.jpg
  38. 38 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/car-danger/full_car_danger.jpg
  39. 39 http://www.devsector.ch
  40. 40 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/car-danger/full_car_danger.jpg
  41. 41 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-fragile-roof/full_fragile-roof.jpg
  42. 42 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-fragile-roof/full_fragile-roof.jpg
  43. 43 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-men-working/full_danger-men-working.jpg
  44. 44 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-men-working/full_danger-men-working.jpg
  45. 45 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger/full_danger.jpg
  46. 46 http://prathamesh.parab2802@gmail.com
  47. 47 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger/full_danger.jpg
  48. 48 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dangerous-surfing/full_dangerous_surfing.jpg
  49. 49 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dangerous-surfing/full_dangerous_surfing.jpg
  50. 50 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-keep-out/full_danger-keep-out.jpg
  51. 51 http://flic.kr/p/8sSp4W
  52. 52 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-keep-out/full_danger-keep-out.jpg
  53. 53 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/high-voltage-warning/full_hight-voltage-dangerous.jpg
  54. 54 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/high-voltage-warning/full_hight-voltage-dangerous.jpg
  55. 55 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/spanish-exit-indication/full_01-spanish-exit-indication.jpg
  56. 56 http://365photopaths.blogspot.com
  57. 57 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/spanish-exit-indication/full_01-spanish-exit-indication.jpg
  58. 58 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dangerman/full_dangerman.jpg
  59. 59 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dangerman/full_dangerman.jpg
  60. 60 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-ladder/full_danger-ladder.jpg
  61. 61 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-ladder/full_danger-ladder.jpg
  62. 62 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-peligro/full_danger-peligro.jpg
  63. 63 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-peligro/full_danger-peligro.jpg
  64. 64 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/flood-free-signage/full_flood-free-sign.jpg
  65. 65 http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2045300&id=1251500642&l=3994d74749
  66. 66 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/flood-free-signage/full_flood-free-sign.jpg
  67. 67 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger/full_danger.jpg
  68. 68 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/danger-india.jpg
  69. 69 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/heat-stroke/full_heat-stroke.jpg
  70. 70 http://www.flickr.com/bcople
  71. 71 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/heat-stroke/full_heat-stroke.jpg
  72. 72 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-1/
  73. 73 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-2/
  74. 74 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-and-promotional-signs-part-1/
  75. 75 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-branding-and-promotional-signs-part-2/
  76. 76 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/corporate-logos-and-brand-signs/
  77. 77 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-1/
  78. 78 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-2/
  79. 79 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-1/
  80. 80 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  81. 81 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
  82. 82 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-1/
  83. 83 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-2/
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-1/
  85. 85 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-2/
  86. 86 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-3/
  87. 87 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-1/
  88. 88 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  89. 89 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
  90. 90 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/monument-and-memorial-signs/
  91. 91 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-1/
  92. 92 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-2/
  93. 93 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-1/
  94. 94 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-2/
  95. 95 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-1/
  96. 96 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-2/
  97. 97 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-3/
  98. 98 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-4/
  99. 99 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-5/
  100. 100 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/school-and-park-signs/
  101. 101 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-1/
  102. 102 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-2/
  103. 103 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-3/
  104. 104 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-1/
  105. 105 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-2/
  106. 106 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-3/
  107. 107 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-4/
  108. 108 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-1/
  109. 109 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-2/
  110. 110 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/underground-signs/
  111. 111 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-1/
  112. 112 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-2/
  113. 113 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-3/
  114. 114 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-4/
  115. 115 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-5/
  116. 116 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-1/
  117. 117 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-2/
  118. 118 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-1/
  119. 119 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-2/
  120. 120 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/welcome-signs/
  121. 121 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  122. 122 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-2/

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  1. 1

    Marcus Schleder

    November 5, 2010 2:02 pm

    Actually, the brazilian sign warns people about the wet floor.

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