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Commemorative Plaques For Buildings

commemorative plaques for buildingsFinding information about how to design and make Commemorative Plaques For Buildings isn't easy. Be sure to read our guide on how to successfully create your own Commemorative Plaque For a Building.  

It's amazing when you think about it, but there are commemorative plaques on buildings everywhere we go. In fact, they are so commonplace that we don't even notice them. And yet, for a long while now, Commemorative Plaques For Buildings have become a mainstay for putting the finishing touch on great buildings and memorials.

One of the most common types of plaques that you'll see on a building is the year that it was founded or completed. This trend is actually quite "new," at least in historical terms. The practice does not date back any earlier than the 18th century, when it became commonplace for architects to dedicate buildings in order to make a visible demarkation for when the building was finished.

Later on, dedication plaques on buildings began to become more creative and informational, such as for marking when a famous person may have visited or dedicated a new building. Now, the use of Commemorative Plaques For Buildings is becoming even more commonplace, with residents crafting them for their homes, gardens, and other private areas. 

Designing a Commemorative Plaque for a Building

When designing a commemorative plaque for a building, it is essentially to not just think of the plaque itself, but also the building that it will adorn. After all, the plaque has to complement the facade of the building, and it's important that the plaque stands out from the rest of the exterior so that people will actually notice it as they pass by.

Here are some things to consider:

  • Make sure that your plaque is big enough. The bigger the building, the bigger the plaque dimensions you'll need in order to make it stand out.
  • Make sure that the text is large enough to read, even from a distance. The best approach is to use a proper name or short phrase that sums up the building and the reason for the plaque. Under this text, you can include dates and other text as needed.
  • Add an attractive border. A border helps to frame the text and design of the plaque, and give it a more stately look and appeal.
  • Choose a metal or marble plaque base. It's important that the plaque can stand up to the test of time and brave the elements. Also, since most buildings feature some kind of stone front, metal makes for a particularly nice complement.

It may seem like designing a commemorative plaque for a building and actually getting it made might seem like an expensive and time-consuming proposition. However, thanks to new laser engraving technologies, the process is a lot simpler than you might think! At Laser Engraved Memories, our highly skilled technicians use the latest technology to craft the finest memorial plaques online! Be sure to browse our selection today!

By Michael Nace