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 Library signs, that with their tasteful but by no means understated designs reminds one of the contemplation that takes place in those locations and their serene atmosphere. 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).
A CLEAN READ
MULTI COLOUR GUIDE LIBRARY SIGNAGE
Multi Colour Guide Library Signage [ large preview ]
“Brightly coloured library guide signage, wrapped around corner wall, Newcastle City Library, 2009.” Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic. Photo taken by Richard Aird from United Kingdom.
Non Fiction Library Signage [ large preview ]
“Brightly coloured non-fiction signage, with reference texts & dictionaries in view, Newcastle City Library, 2009.” Licensed: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic. Photo taken by Richard Aird from United Kingdom.
LIBRARY ENTRANCE INFORMATIONS GRAPHICAL SIGNAGE
Library Entrance Informations Graphical Signage [ large preview ]
“This is the front panel wall beside the library of Singapore Institute of management.” Photo taken by David NG Soon Thong from Singapore.
LIBRARY INFORMATIONS DIRECTIONAL SIGNAGE
LIBRARY PUBLICATIONS WALL SIGNAGE
Library Publications Wall Signage [ large preview ]
“The use of simple bold typo with huge graphical stationery elements just after the library entrance.” Photo taken by David NG Soon Thong from Singapore.
NEW BOOK SIGN
SPANISH COLLECTION SIGN
WI FI SIGN
Graffiti art [ large preview ]
“Graffiti on library wall.” Photo taken by Helga Oddrún Sævarsdóttir from Iceland.
LIBRARY INTERIOR SIGNAGE
LIBRARY ELEVATOR GUIDE
ANCIENT STONE SIGN IN EPHESUS
Ancient Stone Sign in Ephesus [ large preview ]
“Ephesus, Turkey is one of the most breathtaking places I’ve had the privilege to visit. This photo was taken near the Library of Celsus in the Ancient City of Anatolia. I wanted to touch everything.” Photo taken by Nicole Hicks from USA.
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24HOUR LIBRARY STREET SIGNAGE
24Hour Library Street Signage [ large preview ]
“24 Hour Library street sign, above self service vending machines, Newcastle City Library, 2009.” License: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.0 Generic. Photo taken by Richard Aird from United Kingdom.
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!