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 Wayfinding in Buildings signs, i.e. signs that use the least amount of text and images to convey their meaning in the most efficient way. 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).
Wayfinding In Buildings Signs
Exit? This way
Exit? This way [ large preview ]
“An exit signage at SMX Convention Center indicating which way is the exit.” Photo taken by Drexel Dennis Sineneng from Philippines.
Admin [ large preview ]
“Throughout the New 42nd Street Studio Building text runs up walls and around corners to make sure you know exactly where you are.” Photo taken by Alexis Buatti-Ramos from USA.
Fire Extinguisher Signage
Fire Extinguisher Signage [ large preview ]
Licensed: This photo describes Fire Extinguisher signage, near fire protection device is there, it control small fires.. Designed by Ramkumar B from India.
Exit [ large preview ]
“This shows a emergency exit way if fire is on in building its at 7th floor of my office , Mumbai.” Photo taken by Kaustubh Deshpande from India.
Up the 101
Up the 101 [ large preview ]
“This photo was taken at the famous Taipei 101 building. What amazed me is that each floor you went they would write the height of the building. Clear fonts with an inviting graphics.” Photo taken by Michelle Pei Ting Huang from Brazil.
Going to Hakata or Tokyo??
Going to Hakata or Tokyo?? [ large preview ]
“Taken inside Japan Shinkansen, very useful information.” Photo taken by Puspita Sekarsari from Indonesia.
Where am I?
Number 2 Is Open
Number 2 Is Open [ large preview ]
“These are personal FedEx Kinkos Booths open to the public. Notice how the signs are slightly angled so they attract attention from down the hall instead of being flat on the surface of the doors… and aren’t the colors just wonderful.” Licensed: All Rights Reserved. Photo taken by Stephanie King from USA.
The Room Number
Service station signage
Service station signage [ large preview ]
“Official service station for car in Jakarta, Indonesia.” Licensed: ©Nanto Mago. Designed by Nanto Mago from Indonesia.
Enquire [ large preview ]
“An old sign in Winnipeg’s Grain Exchange District, now in use for directions in a loft-condominium building.” Photo taken by Joralyn Zaballero from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Zetland House Type
Lighthouse Museum Sign Figures
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