How to Immortalize Your Donors With Custom Mosaic
Honoring supporters is a critical part of any project. Parks, buildings, and even actual memorials are where art, structure, and the need for timeless beauty come together. It’s common to see honorary pieces such as clay bricks, brass plaques, or concrete stepping stones personalized with donor names. These traditional choices are popular, but can lack the sense of originality and vibrancy that many sites would benefit from.
In these cases, it’s advisable to look back — way back! — for donor recognition ideas. Archaeologists of the 21st Century seem to add spectacular finds on a monthly basis. In doing so, the incredible longevity and durability of stone mosaic is a headline unto itself.
As we always like to showcase the latest historical mosaic finds in our blog — here’s a real-life example of how well mosaic lettering stands up:
Found in Jerusalem, this immaculate mosaic art find from 1500 years ago tells us in Greek that “In the time of our most pious emperor Flavius Justinian, also this entire building Constantine the most God-loving priest and abbot, established and raised, in the 14th indiction.”
It’s just as easy to read now as it was back in the time of the Roman Empire!
What’s our big takeaway? Mosaic art is durable, handles all kinds of extreme environments, and is simply the best for use both indoors and outdoors. We offer a lifetime guarantee on our pieces — they’ll stay fresh for generations to come.
Taking into account that Mozaico mosaics can be completely customized to match any font, color scheme, or style, a mosaic memorial piece is definitely the next big trend in donor recognition. Whether honoring the past or present, adding a name to a personalized mosaic design is an outstanding way to showcase anyone’s gift and immortalize their name.
We’ve put together a list of design ideas and examples to help you bring your next project to life — and remember, our design team is always standing by to assist with customization.
A colorful design honors special donors in this special mosaic art piece. The artwork creates its own border on a standard rectangular dimension, leaving a central area for adding names and other information.
A Celtic flair sets off this mosaic design, and shows the depth and range of colors that are available in all our mosaic artwork. As with any of our design catalog items, we can create these name plaques to custom dimensions that will work with your overall plans, theme, and look.
Here’s a wonderful example of a more elaborate piece of mosaic art that has been personalized. Instead of the park title, it’s simple to substitute an individual’s name. The potential for adding color and visual interest is endless. Adding more elaborate artwork to donor plaques is a great way to increase donor amounts — adding additional tiers to fundraising efforts.
This musically-themed personalized mosaic art is elegant, isn’t it? What a great way to showcase the contributors to arts programs. The donor’s name is highlighted in a very tasteful way, while the overall design enhances the surroundings.
The beauty of natural stone allows us to create designs that are as subtle or bright as you desire. Our marble mosaic in this photo uses hand-placed stone tiles that have been carefully selected to evoke the feel of bronze and metal. We’re also able to customize fonts to your preferences, even working from your sketches or photos.
Really, there’s no limit to the effects our talented artists can achieve with stone and glass tiles. Subtle shading, careful color matches, and subtle borders can create gorgeous results. Imagine this option for your pieces that immortalize a donor’s name.
Mozaico can also add borders for a bit of embellishment. A neutral background is an easy complement to most stone and interior colors, and the ornate framework showcases the name with style.
The degree of precision our artists can achieve with each handset tile is unmatchable. Their skills allow us to create a variety of bespoke images, as well as accurate renditions of symbols. For example, the Masonic symbol is stunning in this mosaic rendition. We can add names to any image such as this.
We can also add donor names to personalize pieces that depict company logos, a coat of arms, and more. In all environments — indoors and outdoors, the subtle variations in shading, shape, and tile placement create a truly memorable piece that honors your donors.
Recognition of sponsors and donors is an assignment that requires great care. Need some help to develop your ideas? Simply contact our design team, who can help you with everything from custom dimensions to matching colors.
At Mozaico, we combine a high-end selection of mosaic art with our ability to:
- Customize any of the mosaic designs from our existing online catalog, should you wish to change the size or color of the mosaic tiles to better suit your creative vision.
- Create custom art from any image you provide.
- Create complimentary art proofs to help you visualize your creation before it’s set in stone.
- Customize mosaic materials: we give you the power to decide what materials make up your artwork (stone, marble, or glass).
- Our commitment to quality, handset mosaic art means each piece comes with a lifetime warranty, free shipping, and a short 4–8 weeks turnaround time.