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
Iceland hot spring area
Icelandic sign hot water
Safety First Signage
Safety First Signage [ large preview ]
“A contruction site ad posing with couple on the pool with safety first warning on the side and foot bridge above, the humor is as if the sign pertains to something that safety first should observed.” Photo taken by Rocky B Gonzales from Philippines.
Beware of Falling Durian
Beware of Falling Durian [ large preview ]
“Durian is an exotic fruit that is known for their strong foul smell but delicious meat. It is grown in abundance in the Southern provinces of the Philippines. This signage was snapped during a trip at a Durian garden in Polomolok, South Cotabato. It’s not often that you’ll see such an unusual warning.” Photo taken by Sheila Espanol from Philippines.
No Durians! We Are Watching You.
Jersey Harbour warning
Jersey Harbour warning [ large preview ]
“Jersey Corbiere Lighthouse causeway warning.” Photo taken by Greg Bray from United Kingdom.
Signage poison NYC
Signage poison NYC [ large preview ]
“Warning sign in a back alley in NYC, I think somewhere in Williamsburg.” Licensed: © Sebastian Schöndorfer 2009. Photo taken by Sebastian Schöndorfer from Austria.
Deadly sea creatures
Deadly sea creatures [ large preview ]
“The “street” signs warning against deadly sea creatures can be found along the Okinawan’s (Japan) coastline. Obviously there is no swimming zone.” Licensed: Photo was taken by myself. Photo taken by Piotr Domowicz from Poland.
Vorsicht steilkante [ large preview ]
“Handmade warning sign, photographed on juist, october 2005.” Photo taken by Christoph Ellermann from Germany.
Do Not Block
Do Not Block [ large preview ]
“Warning sign on a garage door in The Netherlands.” Photo taken by Tammi Floccare from USA.
No Escape [ large preview ]
“University for the Creative Arts at Farnham Public safety sign in Building.” Photo taken by Navaneethan Shan from UK.
Risk of Drowning in Spaghetti
Stop! Deep water ahead
Stop! Deep water ahead [ large preview ]
“The signage on the left advise visitors to use a proper entrance to access the reservoir. The signage on the right inform visitors about activities that are not permitted at the reservoir.” Licensed: All rights reserved. Photo taken by Mo Zhuang Ze from Singapore.
FIRE!! [ large preview ]
“On the way towards ending our trip to Croatia the drive took us through a great deal of valleys and hills, all prone to drought and fire in the summer months, this sign just before a beautiful bay opening up to the adriatic caught my eye, almost as much as the sea itself.” Photo taken by Mike Drummond from United Kingdom.
No Racing By Horse Drawn Vehicles
Mind your step signage
Mine field hrvatska
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