Rhodé Tavenier — Grave stones
It’s not like I’m absolutely thrilled to pick my perfect gravestone yet, and I’m afraid I’ll never be. But still I was quite inrigued by the choices that are made in this –for me– unknown world. You could call it quite ‘surprising’. Why does everybody choose those shiny dotted red-grey stones? Why so much text? Why always the same kind of text, while probably the person that’s buried underneath this object, is someone that’s indescribably precious to you? Unfortunately exclusive choices will go along with even more exclusive pricetags. Also it feels like people just swim in the flow of the mainstream and are afraid to come up with something more personal/refreshing. One thing is sure, I ‘ll make sure I won’t lay underneath a ‘rest in peace’ Imperial Red granite shiny stone, lettered with some screaming Baskerville capitals.
HOW TO FIT IN
Typewise, go for a serif. For example the New Baskerville or the Iowan Old type. If you’re in a good mood it’s also allowed to go for the Comic Sans. The color chosen is related to the stone choice. Go for the granite stone, and if you feel like spending a bit more money go for the marmer. Colorwise definitely go for the Imperial Red, Indian Black or a grey version. Don’t be afraid to use a lot of text, preferably all in capitals and centered.