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Warning and Danger Signs Part 2

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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

Danger bees

Danger bees [ large preview2 ]
"Photo shotted on Paris, warning to not enter in a garden with a lot of bees." Licensed: If you want to use this picture, be my guest, just warning me, thanks. Photo taken by Luiz Fernando de Souza Pinto from Brazil.

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Beware of Pickpockets in Amsterdam

Beware of Pickpockets in Amsterdam [ large preview4 ]
"Public Warning in the busy streets of the Red Light District in Amsterdam, Netherlands." Designed by Frederick Lontok from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - beware-of-pickpockets-in-amsterdam5

Left Corner

Left Corner [ large preview6 ]
"A road sign warning of a sharp bend, Yorkshire, England." Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Damien McMahon7 from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - left-corner8

Warning of Difficulty Ski Run Signage Japan

Warning of Difficulty Ski Run Signage Japan [ large preview9 ]
"Short description of the photo." Licensed: SmashingMag Comp Use Only. Photo taken by Anthony Edge1310 from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - warning-of-difficulty-ski-run-signage-japan11

Backcountry Skiing Warning Sign Japan

Backcountry Skiing Warning Sign Japan [ large preview12 ]
"Short description of the photo." Licensed: SmashingMag Comp Use Only. Photo taken by Anthony Edge1310 from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - backcountry-skiing-warning-sign-japan14

Bay of Islands

Bay of Islands [ large preview15 ]
"A walking track warning sign, on a walk along the Australian South Coast at Bay of Islands." Licensed: Creative Commons. Photo taken by Tom Benson from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - bay-of-islands16

Martyr Bay

Martyr Bay [ large preview17 ]
"A walking track warning sign, on a walk along the Australian South Coast at Martyr Bay." Licensed: Creative Commons. Photo taken by Tom Benson from Australia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - martyr-bay18

Thin ice

Thin ice [ large preview19 ]
"A warning sign in London during winter time." Photo taken by Harald Krefting20 from United Kingdom.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - thin-ice21

Mind The Gap

Mind The Gap [ large preview22 ]
"Old sign on the London underground, warning passengers about the gap between train and platform." Licensed: Mention/create website link. Photo taken by Josh (Editor)2623 from UK.

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Mind The Gap II

Mind The Gap II [ large preview25 ]
"Old sign on the London underground, warning passengers about the gap between train and platform." Licensed: Mention/create website link. Photo taken by Josh (Editor)2623 from UK.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - mind-the-gap-ii27

Leaving Las Vegas

Leaving Las Vegas [ large preview28 ]
"A billboard warning, posted nearby the interstate leading travelers out of Las Vegas." Photo taken by Rachel Goodwin from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - leaving-las-vegas29

Dog warning

Dog warning [ large preview30 ]
"Maybe there is jutr puddle but it’s warning." Licensed: Free. Photo taken by Vahid Smajlagic from BiH.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dog-warning31

Roundabout warning

Roundabout warning [ large preview32 ]
"Warning that a complicated roundabout is coming." Photo taken by Jonri Rothwell33 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - roundabout-warning34

Crossing the street warning sign

Crossing the street warning sign [ large preview35 ]
"This sign is a strong warning against jaywalkers. It roughly translates as “Crossing the street is not allowed. Someone has already died here.”." Photo taken by Marlon So from Philippines.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - crossing-the-street-warning-sign36

Risk of death

Risk of death [ large preview37 ]
"Electrical Sign warning in Portugal." Photo taken by Jabin Cureces from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - risk-of-death38

Electric frame

Electric frame [ large preview39 ]
"Electrical Sign warning in Portugal." Photo taken by Jabin Cureces from Canada.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - electric-frame40

The Shadows

The Shadows [ large preview41 ]
"The school crossing warning sign in my neighborhood. Taken with a canon sx5is at night." Photo taken by Daniel Kao42 from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - the-shadows43

Dumpster Diving

Dumpster Diving [ large preview44 ]
"Warning on a dumpster." Licensed: public domain. Photo taken by Jess Bernstein from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - dumpster-diving45

Electrocution

Electrocution [ large preview46 ]
"Electrocution warning." Licensed: public domain. Photo taken by Jess Bernstein from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - electrocution47

Swim at own risk

Swim at own risk [ large preview48 ]
"Swimming warning on the beach at Southhold, Long Island, New York, USA." Photo taken by Michelle Murphy from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - swim-at-own-risk49

Now you die warning Macau

Now you die warning Macau [ large preview50 ]
"Warning signs on a construction site in Macau." Photo taken by Miodrag Kojadinovic51 from Serbia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - now-you-die-warning-macau52

Motorcycle accidents signage

Motorcycle accidents signage [ large preview53 ]
"It’s a warning sign in Slovenia." Photo taken by Lisa Schilhan from Austria.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - motorcycle-accidents-signage54

Warning Sign Sandy Hook

Warning Sign Sandy Hook [ large preview55 ]
"Sign warning that the goverment has no Money or Alcohol.." Photo taken by dddundus from USA.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - warning-sign-sandy-hook56

Signs For Railway Tebet

Signs For Railway Tebet [ large preview57 ]
"This photo is sign near a railway station Tebet for warning a railway ahead, Jakarta, Indonesia." Licensed: License by Ihsan Rama. Photo taken by Ihsan Rama58 from Indonesia.

Wayfinding and Typographic Signs - signs-for-railway-tebet59

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/danger-bees/full_dangerbees.jpg
  3. 3 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/danger-bees/full_dangerbees.jpg
  4. 4 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/beware-of-pickpockets-in-amsterdam/full_beware-in-ams.jpg
  5. 5 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/beware-of-pickpockets-in-amsterdam/full_beware-in-ams.jpg
  6. 6 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/left-corner/full_left_corner.jpg
  7. 7 http://www.macoto.co.uk
  8. 8 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/left-corner/full_left_corner.jpg
  9. 9 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/warning-of-difficulty-ski-run-signage-japan/full_warning-of-difficulty-ski-run-signage-japan.jpg
  10. 10 http://mredge.com
  11. 11 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/warning-of-difficulty-ski-run-signage-japan/full_warning-of-difficulty-ski-run-signage-japan.jpg
  12. 12 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/backcountry-skiing-warning-sign-japan/full_backcountry-skiing-warning-sign-japan.jpg
  13. 13 http://mredge.com
  14. 14 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/backcountry-skiing-warning-sign-japan/full_backcountry-skiing-warning-sign-japan.jpg
  15. 15 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bay-of-islands/full_bay-of-islands.jpg
  16. 16 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/bay-of-islands/full_bay-of-islands.jpg
  17. 17 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/martyr-bay/full_martyr-bay.jpg
  18. 18 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/martyr-bay/full_martyr-bay.jpg
  19. 19 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/thin-ice/full_thin-ice.jpg
  20. 20 http://www.flickr.com/photos/harald/
  21. 21 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/thin-ice/full_thin-ice.jpg
  22. 22 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mind-the-gap/full_mindthegap.jpg
  23. 23 http://jooedo.com
  24. 24 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mind-the-gap/full_mindthegap.jpg
  25. 25 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mind-the-gap-ii/full_mindthegapii.jpg
  26. 26 http://jooedo.com
  27. 27 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/mind-the-gap-ii/full_mindthegapii.jpg
  28. 28 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/leaving-las-vegas/full_leaving-las-vegas.jpg
  29. 29 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/leaving-las-vegas/full_leaving-las-vegas.jpg
  30. 30 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dog-warning/full_dog-warning.jpg
  31. 31 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dog-warning/full_dog-warning.jpg
  32. 32 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/roundabout-warning/full_roundabout-warning.jpg
  33. 33 http://www.gratay.com
  34. 34 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/roundabout-warning/full_roundabout-warning.jpg
  35. 35 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/crossing-the-street-warning-sign/full_crossing-the-street-warning-sign.jpg
  36. 36 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/crossing-the-street-warning-sign/full_crossing-the-street-warning-sign.jpg
  37. 37 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/risk-of-death/full_risk-of-death.jpg
  38. 38 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/risk-of-death/full_risk-of-death.jpg
  39. 39 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/electric-frame/full_electric-frame.jpg
  40. 40 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/electric-frame/full_electric-frame.jpg
  41. 41 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/the-shadows/full_the-shadows.jpg
  42. 42 http://diplateevo.com
  43. 43 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/the-shadows/full_the-shadows.jpg
  44. 44 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dumpster-diving/full_dumpster-diving.jpg
  45. 45 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/dumpster-diving/full_dumpster-diving.jpg
  46. 46 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/electrocution/full_electrocution.jpg
  47. 47 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/electrocution/full_electrocution.jpg
  48. 48 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/swim-at-own-risk/full_swim-at-own-risk.jpg
  49. 49 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/swim-at-own-risk/full_swim-at-own-risk.jpg
  50. 50 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/now-you-die-warning-macau/full_now-you-die-warning-macau.jpg
  51. 51 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miodrag_Kojadinovi%C4%87
  52. 52 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/now-you-die-warning-macau/full_now-you-die-warning-macau.jpg
  53. 53 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/motorcycle-accidents-signage/full_motorcycle-accidents-signage.jpg
  54. 54 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/motorcycle-accidents-signage/full_motorcycle-accidents-signage.jpg
  55. 55 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/warning-sign-sandy-hook/full_warning-sign-sandy-hook.jpg
  56. 56 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/warning-sign-sandy-hook/full_warning-sign-sandy-hook.jpg
  57. 57 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/signs-for-railway-tebet/full_signs-for-railway-tebet.jpg
  58. 58 http://ihsanrama.capungriders.com
  59. 59 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/uploader/images/signs/signs-for-railway-tebet/full_signs-for-railway-tebet.jpg
  60. 60 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-1/
  61. 61 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/abstract-and-weird-signs-part-2/
  62. 62 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-and-promotional-signs-part-1/
  63. 63 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/advertising-branding-and-promotional-signs-part-2/
  64. 64 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/corporate-logos-and-brand-signs/
  65. 65 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-1/
  66. 66 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/forbidden-signs-part-2/
  67. 67 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-1/
  68. 68 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-2/
  69. 69 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/funny-clever-original-signs-part-3/
  70. 70 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-1/
  71. 71 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/graffiti-and-hand-written-signs-part-2/
  72. 72 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-1/
  73. 73 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-2/
  74. 74 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/hotel-and-restaurant-signs-part-3/
  75. 75 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-1/
  76. 76 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/information-and-instructional-signs-part-2/
  77. 77 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/library-signs/
  78. 78 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/monument-and-memorial-signs/
  79. 79 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-1/
  80. 80 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/museum-signs-part-2/
  81. 81 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-1/
  82. 82 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/public-and-state-building-signs-part-2/
  83. 83 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-1/
  84. 84 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-2/
  85. 85 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-3/
  86. 86 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-4/
  87. 87 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/road-and-street-signs-part-5/
  88. 88 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/school-and-park-signs/
  89. 89 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-1/
  90. 90 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-2/
  91. 91 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/shop-and-store-signs-part-3/
  92. 92 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-1/
  93. 93 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-2/
  94. 94 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-3/
  95. 95 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/street-and-wayfinding-signs-part-4/
  96. 96 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-1/
  97. 97 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/train-and-airport-signs-part-2/
  98. 98 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/underground-signs/
  99. 99 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-1/
  100. 100 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-2/
  101. 101 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-3/
  102. 102 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-4/
  103. 103 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/warning-and-danger-signs-part-5/
  104. 104 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-1/
  105. 105 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wayfinding-in-buildings-signs-part-2/
  106. 106 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-1/
  107. 107 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/wc-and-restroom-signs-part-2/
  108. 108 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/welcome-signs/
  109. 109 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-1/
  110. 110 https://www.smashingmagazine.com/other-signs-part-2/
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