Public Signages: 20 Beautiful Photos
When we see the ‘Stop’ sign as we drive, we know reflexively that we need to stop or we might end up in a car accident. Such connections are vital to our everyday lives. We know what to expect when we see a signage, and either consciously or subconsciously, what we get from the signage helps us make decisions. Advertisements, traffic signs, information signs are just some of the most common ones we encounter daily.
(Image credit: Infinite-Stardust)
Given the significance of the signages we see, some photographers have taken the initiative of snapping away memorable ones in celebration of their aesthetic value. As we always do in Hongkiat.com, we have combed the net to bring to our loyal readers a few of these awesome shots. To be exact, we have 20 fine signages to share with you today.
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4 Rooms Squared. An old motel signage complete with neon lights for the letters. The rusty metallic and peeling paint creates a strong retro feel, especially in black & white. (Image credit: Kkart)
Bike Signage. A very neatly printed signage on an anti-slip flooring found in a metro in Antwerp, Belgium. The contrast between the black ink and the yellow warning background brings a sense of clarity to anyone who sees it at first sight. (Image credit: Crystian Cruz)
Rusty Stop Sign. No matter how rusty the ‘Stop’ sign may seem, the contrast between the red background and white fonts will always be enough to exude that authoritative feel. (Image credit: Smashing Magazine)
Fietsherstel. Pretty clear-cut hanging shop sign. Guess what it’s selling. (Image credit: Digitally Angelic)
Istanbul. Monochromatic signage. (Image credit: Tugce3006)
ATM Signage at Shopping Centre. I thought this was graphical until I looked closer. Apparently, this was taken in real-life but the smooth surfaces gave me that illusion. Amazing stuff. (Image credit: Smashing Magazine)
No Entry. The diffusion of light caused by the industrial rubber curtains creates a surreal effect on the sign behind. (Image credit: Woisvogi)
Trains Stop. Nostalgic signages of the railway station. (Image credit: Jason Santa Maria)
Restaurant Entrance. Another black & white shot at the entrance of a restaurant. (Image credit: Planetzog)
Ground Signage. Floor signages. I think they might have fallen off somewhere. (Image credit: ShadowYoko)
Signage in Perspective. Beautiful perspective shot of a signage attached to a fence. (Image credit: Infinite-Stardust)
Signage Perspective Draft. Smooth-looking campus directions against traditional clean red-bricked wall. (Image credit: Aztigart)
Which Way? DIrections in the animal kingdom. (Image credit: Breathofbetrayal)
Window Sill And Sign. The signage wear and tear along with the cracked wall signifies a passage through time. (Image credit: Splorp)
Author: Michael Poh
Michael is a freelance blogger and regular contributor for Hongkiat.com. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with a double major in Psychology and Communications & New Media in 2011.He believes in the power of the written word to influence and inspire. An enthusiastic video gamer, Michael is also actively engaged in various physical activities in his spare time.