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Designing Memorial Plaques That Endure

May 22, 2024 Plaques

When someone special passes away, we search for ways to honor their memory and ensure their legacy lives on. A well-crafted memorial plaque is a timeless tribute – but what makes a plaque truly special? Consider two very different examples. In a quiet park, a bronze plaque on a bench reads, “In loving memory of...

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UIC Department of Opthalmology Department Chairs Plaques

March 26, 2014 Plaques

Many schools, especially colleges and universities, show off their history when they’re able. It resonates with new students and alumni alike knowing that the school they attend or attended is rich with knowledge and tradition. Seeing this tradition and history every day also gives them a sense of pride knowing they’re part of a storied...

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A Case Study of the Ryan Specialty Group Relocation

Relocating is always an exciting time. Even if you completely adored the old location, there’s just something about coming out with a brand new face of a company that’s exhilarating. It’s a time for new beginnings, new paths, and possibly new customers and clients. Recently, Ryan Specialty Group, a Chicago based organization devoted exclusively to...

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Etched Bronze Plaque Memorializes a Lost Jazz-Age Landmark

February 24, 2014 Plaques

You won’t find Boston’s Gaiety Theatre on Washington Street anymore. Despite a valiant effort to keep it around as a historic landmark, the once bustling theatre was razed in 2005, just shy of its 100th birthday. To help commemorate this historic venue, we worked with Linda Ziemba of Trace Designs to create an etched bronze...

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Aluminum AARP Building Dedication Plaque – New York

September 24, 2012 Plaques

Impact Signs designed, produced and installed this plaque in New York for AARP, our long time client. The plaque marks the dedication of a rooftop garden in honor of the founder of AARP, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. Salvation Army, and other organizations also donated to the project, and are mentioned on the dedication plaque. An...

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Historical Bronze Plaque in Chicago – Lee Pelty

September 22, 2012 Bronze Plaques Plaques

This bronze plaque, designed and produced by Impact Signs, was installed on the Chicago Row House on Lincoln Ave where Pelty lived for 38 years. Historical Bronze plaques such as these serve a great architectural purpose, to educate, memorialize, and add vibrancy and character to the city’s architecture. The photo is done by a method...

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