All over the world, I have come across signs that made me stop and look twice. Beautiful typography, clever design, interesting logos, polished posters and/or artisan craftsmanship catch my designer’s eye. This pictorial series is an ode to the designers, signwriters, and makers who have created outstanding signs; a tribute to the typographers and graphic artists who make the world a prettier place by elevating advertisements, business names and information into art. The following collection of sign-spirational sign design showcases work in three dimensions. These signs have been illuminated, threaded, tiled, soldered and crafted into unique and interesting additions to city streetscapes from Cuba to Tokyo.
If you have captured a moment of divine sign design on your travels, please share it with us in the comments below. For more creative sign design see this terrific typography, these gorgeous theatre marquees and some midcentury goodness from Las Vegas. I’m adding to and updating all these collections with every new trip, so don’t forget to check back later.
Peace, love & inspiring travel,