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
Yes You Can Ski in Morocco
Yes You Can Ski in Morocco [ large preview ]
“The arabic text in the sign, roughly translated, means “forbidden for people who don’t skid/slide” - bearing in mind that the word ski is used almost universally as a transliterated phonetic equivalent in European languages; but here, they don’t transliterate the sound ski..” License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/. Photo taken by Simon White from France.
Cphan Caution Hongkong
Safety vintage glasses
Pickpockets in Thailand
Pickpockets in Thailand [ large preview ]
“A clean chit given to the Thai pickpockets!” Photo taken by Ashish Balsawer from India.
Mind the gap
Beware of Falling Coconuts
French Pool Sign
French Pool Sign [ large preview ]
“I’ve always loved translations into English that end up being funny, this was one of my favourites from a trip to France. You have to be wary of those slippery people!” Photo taken by Lee Crutchley from England.
Ride At Your Own Risk
Ride At Your Own Risk [ large preview ]
“Parents, keep your children safe from moving parts.” Photo taken by Steven Boepple from USA.
Beware of rattlesnakes
Beware of rattlesnakes [ large preview ]
“The detail of the illustration catches the eye. Sign at Badlands National Park in South Dakota.” Photo taken by Wajiha Said from UAE.
Let’s Start the Fire
Emergency Exit sign
Faded Do Not Jump Chairlift Sign Japan
Look under your seat
Look under your seat [ large preview ]
“The image was taken on a bus ride during a visit in New Delhi, India.” Licensed: copyright Christina Schäfer. Photo taken by Christina Schäfer from Germany / Scotland.
Werribee open range zoo
Werribee open range zoo [ large preview ]
“Path sign at Werribee Zoo, Melbourne, Australia.” Licensed: Copyright Felicity Adams. Photo taken by Felicity Adams from Australia.
Emergency Exit [ large preview ]
“Airplane Exit Signs on Windows.” Photo taken by Bryan Sia from Philippines.
Exit and Exit Again Signs
Exit and Exit Again Signs [ large preview ]
“An exit door way of condominium that flooded with Exit signs pointed to the same door, the funny is that we already get it that’s the exit door.” Photo taken by Rocky B Gonzales from Philippines.
Life Ring [ large preview ]
“Life Ring and a boat in Baltimore.” Photo taken by Scott Joyce from USA.
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