Updated: Sep 23, 2021
As street and road designs have been influenced by the new design concepts from the 1950s, they have evolved to become more efficient than ever. Signage is an essential element of any modern city. It gives directions to drivers, pedestrians, and employees alike. It also serves as a marketing tool for many businesses located in and around the city.
Best Street Signs
10) Pittsburgh - Rock Hall Way
This street sign tells us that we're in a rock n' roll neighborhood, which we all know to be true. It stands out because of its different shade and texture from the other road signs on Rock Hall Way.
9) Beijing - National Art Gallery Tunnel Series
The design is classy and elegant, with colors going from dark blue to a lighter shade of blue at the bottom with Chinese writing. These are located on top of an underpass tunnel along the 3rd Ring Road from Beijing Nanyuan Airport towards Changping District.
8) London - Royal Mail West Central Office
London has a wonderful architecture that can be seen throughout its city streets. This particular sign resembles
9) Stuttgart - Bundesstra
The Department of Transportation in Germany decided to give their road signs new looks for the 21st century. This sign is constructed of three different materials: metal, stone, and concrete, which give it an interesting texture.
8) Calgary - Fifth Street NE
This sign stands out because of its white background compared to all the other signs with red or blue backgrounds. It also has complementary colors placed appropriately for maximum visibility making this one of Canada's unique street signs.
7) Amsterdam - Nieuwmarktstraat
Amsterdam is known for its creativity when it comes to matching up its roads with its signage designs. The bright tones in this particular sign make it stand out from the rest, and its hierarchy of information is well organized.
6) Taipei - Yong Kang Street Pedestrian Overpass
The design shows a man walking across an overpass, signaling that pedestrians are allowed on the sidewalk above the street below. This sign gives identity to the neighborhood, plus it adds a sense of comfort for both children and adults alike.
5) Rio De Janeiro - Galeão International Airport Taxi Pick Up Service Roadway
This airport has some unique signage, mainly because it has left out all unnecessary text, making its place smaller than most other airport road signs worldwide.
4) Gloucester - Kings Square Shopping Mall Entrances
This unique-looking signage sets it apart from other road signs within its vicinity, especially at night when floodlights illuminate them. It grabs your attention with its interesting shape and size.
3) Rome - Rome Cruise Port Signage
Rome is home to many interesting road signs with a good information hierarchy, from low-level street names to the district's highest-level landmarks. This is a perfect example of Rome's attention to detail when making its unique signage choices.
2) Warsaw - Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel Entrance
Warsaw has some pretty cool-looking roads, and this particular sign stands out as one of Poland's best because it brightens up an otherwise dull-looking building. Its color scheme fits in well with its environment and looks awesome if you're standing at ground level or passing by on your way into town.
1) Hong Kong - Lam Tin Station Bus Terminus
The color scheme used in this sign matches its environment perfectly. At night time, when there's just enough light illuminating it from the surrounding street lamps, you'll notice just how far away this stop is from where you're standing.