Times Square Signs

Famous Signs from Around the World – Part II

In some cases, signs can become just as iconic as the places that they mark. We’ve seen how the Hollywood sign has become a destination of its own, or how other signs, even with the simplest designs—like the London Underground sign—can develop into a cultural artifact. We’re going to resume our trip across the globe to examine signs from around the world that have become some of the most recognizable symbols today.

famous sign, HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 6: The world famous landmark Hollywood Sign on September 6, 2011 in Hollywood, California. It was created as an advertisement in 1923.

Famous Signs from Around the World – Part I

They may not be the first thing you think of when you’re planning a vacation, but there’s no doubt that many signs around the world have become tourist attractions in their own right. Immortalized in countless movies and photographs, these iconic displays are known across the globe not just because of the popularity of the places they represent, but also for their eye-catching colors, shapes, size and design.