Photo by Mermek Avitia.

Last week we shared some ideas on how to design an effective sign. This week we thought we’d share some iconic examples of these principles in practice.

Below you’ll find signs from all around the world, which have not only stood the test of time but have become recognisable and beloved brands in their own right.

Ampelmann – Germany

Photo by Jos van Ouwerkerk:

Route 66 – USA

Photo by Athena:

London Underground – UK

Photo by Mermek AM:

Welcome To Las Vegas – USA

Photo by Snapwire:

The Hollywood Sign – USA

Photo by Paul Deetman:

Moulin Rouge – Paris

Photo by Pixabay:

Kangaroo Crossing – Australia

Photo by Richard Pantling :

McDonald’s “Golden Arches” – Worldwide

Photo by Jill Evans:

Red Octagonal Stop Sign – Worldwide

Photo by Pixabay:

Iconic designs

For more design inspiration from around the globe, why not take a look at our round-up of cracking creative calendar designs.