At Grahams Headstones and Memorials we make designing your headstone or memorial an easy and straightforward process.
Once you have an idea of the wording you would like, we can produce a scaled layout.
This will help to visualize what the finished headstone or memorial will look like and give you the opportunity to make changes to fonts, letter size and spacing (especially if the headstone or memorial will eventually include details of another person).
Here are some examples.
Headstone and Memorial Traceries and Custom Artwork
Headstone and memorial traceries are images, logos or designs that can be cut into the granite and hand painted to help personalise the headstone.
We have built up a large database of imagery (traceries) to show you or you may have a unique line drawing or sketch that could be converted into a tracery.
They can be finished in a single colour, multi-coloured, silver spray or in gold leaf.
Custom artwork is developed from photos, sketches or ideas from the client.
A few examples are shown below.
The choice of font for headstones and memorials is important. It has a major impact on the visual appearance of the headstone.
Often the heading and finishing verse or epitaph are cut in a different font to the main headstones inscription.
The range of fonts is huge, but not all are good for headstone or memorial use, however if you have a particular preference we can advise on its suitability.
Here are some examples of some popular fonts used on headstones or memorials, with their names in order of appearance.
– Commercial Script
– Wedding Text
– Goudy Bold
– Coronet Bold