Headstones and monuments should strike a natural balance between tastefully traditional and memorable. Once you’ve chosen the actual headstone and have decided on an inscription, it’s time to choose the cemetery lettering font. The font you choose plays a significant role in the overall look and feel of the grave marker or headstone. McGee Monuments of Rochester, NY, is here to spotlight the most common fonts for you to choose from.
Top 3 Font Styles for Headstones & Cemetery Lettering
With origins dating back to scribal manuscripts in the 1400’s, this font’s versatility and ability to be read easily on nearly any monument is the reason it has remained a top choice for cemetery lettering.
Old English Font
For those looking to impart a sense of history and tradition to their headstone, Old English Font is the choice for you. Dating back hundreds of years, the font has a clear Gothic look to it that works exceptionally well for classic monuments.
With a look that stems from the calligraphy of the 1500’s, Italic fonts are one of the most popular for grave stones and memorials. The reason for the popularity of this font lies in its ability to impart beauty without sacrificing legibility. It is most commonly used for inscriptions of Bible passages and quotes.
Whether you’ve never considered the font of cemetery lettering before or you’re set on what you want, call (585) 546-4602 or visit the McGee Monuments website today to learn more about the company’s engraving options.