Do you believe in signs? They’re everywhere! Keep your eyes and your mind wide open, and I promise, you will find some incredible, perhaps even life-changing, signs.

No, I’m not talking about signs from the universe. I’m talking about literal signs. From street signs to emergency exit signs to signs that will teach you about sign language, we’ve gathered some of the most brilliant, hilarious and wholesome signs from around the world down below. 

Be sure to upvote all of your favorite signs, and let us know in the comments what the most significant sign you’ve ever seen was. Keep reading to also find an interview we were lucky enough to receive from Tim Harrelson, CEO of The Sign Chef. Then, if you’re interested in checking out even more signs that might teach you something new, you can find Bored Panda’s last list celebrating signs right here. It’s a good sign that you clicked on this article, I can just feel it!

#1

This Sign Is Outside My Local Church, Think It's A Good Day To Share It

This Sign Is Outside My Local Church, Think It's A Good Day To Share It

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#3

I’m Convinced To Learn Fencing

I’m Convinced To Learn Fencing

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Signs are an unavoidable part of our lives. We need them to get from one place to another when driving in the car, to advertise events and information, to learn the daily specials at our favorite restaurant, to know whether to push or pull a door to avoid making a fool of ourselves and to know if our car will get towed for parking in that spot that looks suspiciously available. Signs are all around us. And while most of them look similar to one another, sometimes they are made by great designers who ensure that they stand out and get their point across in the most effective way.

To learn more about the importance of great signage, we reached out to Tim Harrelson, CEO of the South Carolina based company The Sign Chef. “Between the physical world and the online world, the competition for attention is at an all time high,” Tim told Bored Panda. “Simultaneously, attention spans seem to be at an all time low. Our senses are constantly being bombarded! Moving forward, organizations need to be strategic in how the content is displayed on their signs.”

#4

Sign At The Local Veterinary Hospital

Sign At The Local Veterinary Hospital

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#5

Sign At Local Burger Restaurant

Sign At Local Burger Restaurant

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Lord Mysticlaw
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's something similar in the packaging of a small dairy farm in my area. Very cool.

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#6

Sign Outside A Dallas Comic Book Shop This Morning

Sign Outside A Dallas Comic Book Shop This Morning

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We also asked Tim how the process of designing signs works for him and his company. “Most graphic designers start with the size of the sign - then the lettering & graphics are added. Think backwards," he explained. "A more strategic approach can be taken by having the design reverse engineered for maximum impact. This design strategy starts with the viewing distance. How far away does your target audience need to be able to read the sign?”

“Once the distance is measured, a Letter Sizing Calculator can be used to scientifically determine the very best letter sizes,” Tim continued. “As an example, what is the best letter size if the viewing distance is 110 feet? When you type 110 feet into the calculator, you’ll instantly see 22 inches is recommended for maximum impact - easy.”

#7

I Adopted 2 Miles Of The Pacific Coast Highway Last Year. I’ve Gone Out Almost Every Day And I’ve Picked Up Over 100 Bags Worth Of Trash

I Adopted 2 Miles Of The Pacific Coast Highway Last Year. I’ve Gone Out Almost Every Day And I’ve Picked Up Over 100 Bags Worth Of Trash

Today my adoption signs were finally installed

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#8

A Sign I Stumbled Upon

A Sign I Stumbled Upon

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#9

This Brewery Has A Sign In The Bathroom That Offers A Backup Plan In Case Your Date Isn't Going So Well

This Brewery Has A Sign In The Bathroom That Offers A Backup Plan In Case Your Date Isn't Going So Well

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We also asked Tim what the most important factors to consider are when designing a sign. “The legibility of the message is the single most important factor. Of equal importance is the message itself. What is the core message people need to grasp in an instant?”

#10

All We Need Is Love

All We Need Is Love

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Luis Gomez
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What if your neighbor is spreading conspiracy theories and is a white supremacist terrorist? I really wish it were easier to tolerate the intolerant.

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#11

My Uber Driver Offered A Conversation “Menu” For His Ride

My Uber Driver Offered A Conversation “Menu” For His Ride

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Jaya
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So difficult to choose, I want all of them (except Simon&Garfunkel). Great way of getting people to use you as Uber again and again.

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#12

Local Starbucks Does 'Sign Of The Week' For Sign Language

Local Starbucks Does 'Sign Of The Week' For Sign Language

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Next, we asked Tim if he’s ever been able to create any particularly exciting or special signs. “We recently created the World’s Largest Dibond Sign Display for Mahopac High School in New York,” he shared with pride. In his email, Tim attached a photo of the impressive sign that looks easily over 15 feet tall, featuring the school’s logo of a massive M with an arrow across it. He also shared a beautiful retro, flashing neon sign to go on Route 66 advertising Eufloria dispensary in Oklahoma.   

#14

The Sign At My Son's Little League Field

The Sign At My Son's Little League Field

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Caro Caro
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And stop screaming at your child or other children (or their parents). Sports is for fun and health !

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#15

This New Zealand Remembrance Plaque In Flanders

This New Zealand Remembrance Plaque In Flanders

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blobby_grrl
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1 month ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Their WWI trails are beautiful!

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If you’re in need of a beautiful sign, be sure to check out The Sign Chef’s website right here. They are experts are creating anything from yard signs to neon signs, so they can certainly make you something that would be worthy of a spot on this list!

#16

My Favorite Bookstore Has A Cat. They Now Have A Sign For The Cat

My Favorite Bookstore Has A Cat. They Now Have A Sign For The Cat

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Luis Gomez
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There's this jewelry store with signs that reads "pets welcome, people tolerated" and "super friendly dog in premises".

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#17

This Plaque At The Dog Park Commemorating A Park Record

This Plaque At The Dog Park Commemorating A Park Record

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sturmwesen
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Happened to my BF.. well...one Viszla happend on his leather pants

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#18

In My Hometown, There Is A Skate Shop Next To A Butcher, They Made A Single Sign. Steak On One Side, Skate On The Other (Nantes, France)

In My Hometown, There Is A Skate Shop Next To A Butcher, They Made A Single Sign. Steak On One Side, Skate On The Other (Nantes, France)

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We hope you’re enjoying these clever and fascinating signs from around the world. If you’re a graphic designer, perhaps you’re even gaining some inspiration! Keep upvoting your favorite signs, and then let us know in the comments if you’ve ever seen a sign that really stuck with you. Then if your appetite for signs still isn’t satiated after finishing this list, you can find our last article on the same topic right here

#19

At Oakland Zoo They Have Signs So Their Wolves Wouldn't Get Scared

At Oakland Zoo They Have Signs So Their Wolves Wouldn't Get Scared

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Bouche Clay
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If someone howled at me, I'd be stressed out, too.

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#20

The Bathroom At My Doctor's Office Has A Discreet Way For Victims Of Abuse, Violence, Or Human Trafficking To Get Help

The Bathroom At My Doctor's Office Has A Discreet Way For Victims Of Abuse, Violence, Or Human Trafficking To Get Help

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love u
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

its sad that there are strips taken, yet comforting they were (hopefully) able to help

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#21

Police In Chester Vermont Have A Special Speed Limit Sign For Christmas. Legend Has It If You Go 69 MpH It Says Both 'Naughty' And 'Nice'

Police In Chester Vermont Have A Special Speed Limit Sign For Christmas. Legend Has It If You Go 69 MpH It Says Both 'Naughty' And 'Nice'

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#22

All My Old Casting Spots Have No Trespassing Signs, So This Was A Breath Of Fresh Air

All My Old Casting Spots Have No Trespassing Signs, So This Was A Breath Of Fresh Air

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#23

I Got A Warning For Leaving My Laptop Unattended In The Library

I Got A Warning For Leaving My Laptop Unattended In The Library

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#24

This Sign Was Written For Deer

This Sign Was Written For Deer

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Buren
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

We give up on human and decide deer are more reasonable

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#25

Autism Sign At The History Of Miami Museum

Autism Sign At The History Of Miami Museum

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Bouche Clay
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As someone with Asperger's, I like to see this sort of thing.

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#26

A Buffet Restaurant's Sign

A Buffet Restaurant's Sign

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Monday
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think buffet restaurants should charge people extra for food left over. Obviously if you only leave a couple of bites that would be fine, but if your leftovers are portion sized you should be charged for that portion.

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#27

This Sign Explains Why Feeding Ducks Bread Isn't A Good Idea

This Sign Explains Why Feeding Ducks Bread Isn't A Good Idea

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Laura Ketteridge
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It tried to feed some ducks with lettuce and corn. Initially they had come a-waddling, but saw the 'healthy treat' I was offering, and they turned away in disgust.

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#29

UV Index Sign

UV Index Sign

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#30

In What Might Be The Oldest Known “Beware Of Dog” Sign

In What Might Be The Oldest Known “Beware Of Dog” Sign

This is an amazingly preserved tile mosaic from Pompeii which features an image of a dog and the words “cave canem” which loosely translates to “caveat” (beware) and “canine” (dog).

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love u
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i am totally in awe at how well preserved pompeii is in whole

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#31

The Local Blood Bank Have These Signs To Show How Much Blood They Have

The Local Blood Bank Have These Signs To Show How Much Blood They Have

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#32

Anti-Pollution Sign By A Lake In Evergreen, Colorado

Anti-Pollution Sign By A Lake In Evergreen, Colorado

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#33

Today I Stopped In Woodville, New Zealand. They Have A Sign Pointing To All The Other Woodville's And Their Distance

Today I Stopped In Woodville, New Zealand. They Have A Sign Pointing To All The Other Woodville's And Their Distance

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Andrew Burke
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love how someone scratched off the incorrect apostrophe's on the Australian and UK signs

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#34

Michael Pederson Installs Miniature Signs In Unassuming Locations, The Recent One Tracks The Lifespan Of A Solitary Weed Poking Through A Sidewalk Crack

Michael Pederson Installs Miniature Signs In Unassuming Locations, The Recent One Tracks The Lifespan Of A Solitary Weed Poking Through A Sidewalk Crack

A tiny wooden ladder leans against a sign that marks the number of days the plant has been growing.

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Scout Finch
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That so cute! I hope some jerk doesn't pull it and ruin everything.

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#35

This Sign In A Cafe Educating Us On The Nuances Of Pastries And Politicians

This Sign In A Cafe Educating Us On The Nuances Of Pastries And Politicians

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indiecognition
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'd say the sign is missing MACARONI...but that'd be pretty cheesy

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#36

This Historic Sign In My Hotel Explains How To Use Electricity In Case You Had Never Used It Before

This Historic Sign In My Hotel Explains How To Use Electricity In Case You Had Never Used It Before

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Luis Gomez
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Jim back in the day "electric light gives you autism and it's not very manly"

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#37

Sign In The New Orleans Airport Bathroom

Sign In The New Orleans Airport Bathroom

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Chucky Cheezburger
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok, never had crayfish. Are they spicy or nasty or something? Cuz if they are spicy like the paqui ghost pepper tortilla chips, washing once ain't enough.Trust me on this.

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#38

This Sign At A Local Nature Preserve Has The Words Inverted So You Can Read It In The Water

This Sign At A Local Nature Preserve Has The Words Inverted So You Can Read It In The Water

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#39

A Sign With A Map Of Houses Numbers And Streets

A Sign With A Map Of Houses Numbers And Streets

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LandAhoy
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's really handy for finding places, especially as they appear to be a bit illogically numbered.

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#40

This Sign At My University With The Number For The Library Police

This Sign At My University With The Number For The Library Police

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Jack Holt
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cranky looking librarian with glasses that double as weapons heading your way, noisemaker

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#41

Road Signs In Vilnius, Lithuania

Road Signs In Vilnius, Lithuania

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Alexia
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

There are also such signs put in Ukraine, showing the invaders the way to the Hague International Criminal Court

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#42

The Way The Sun Has Weathered This Sign So It Looks Like It's Heavy Metal Style

The Way The Sun Has Weathered This Sign So It Looks Like It's Heavy Metal Style

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#43

This Interplanetary Street Sign

This Interplanetary Street Sign

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Buren
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I go to Pluto in the next hour, I will be back in New York in... in...

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#44

This Sign At My Local Pharmacy Teaches How To Do A Basic Waltz

This Sign At My Local Pharmacy Teaches How To Do A Basic Waltz

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Kimberly Alison
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cute! And it beats staring at the toothbrushes.

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#45

The Signs In These Botanical Gardens Have Springs So The Signs Move With The Growth Of The Tree

The Signs In These Botanical Gardens Have Springs So The Signs Move With The Growth Of The Tree

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T5n
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1 month ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That is absurdly clever. It shows a great level of planning

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#46

My Bathroom Sign. It Has Been In My Family Since The 40's

My Bathroom Sign. It Has Been In My Family Since The 40's

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#47

This Sign Of Hobo Symbols At Railroad Museum

This Sign Of Hobo Symbols At Railroad Museum

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#48

Moss Growing On A Sign, But Only The Parts That Illuminate

Moss Growing On A Sign, But Only The Parts That Illuminate

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#49

This Sign At The Mirror Lakes, NZ, Is Actually Mirrored The Right Way Up In The Lake

This Sign At The Mirror Lakes, NZ, Is Actually Mirrored The Right Way Up In The Lake

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#50

A Black Stop Sign

A Black Stop Sign

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