Creative Ways to Use Tiled Lettering with Mosaics

Creative Ways to Use Tiled Lettering with Mosaics
Make a statement with your tile, figuratively and literally, by saying something unique and personal to you. Mosaic tiled typography is a beautiful and inspiring way to communicate to those who enter your space. Whether it's for branding a commercial project or for personalizing your home, our handmade ceramic tile is the perfect material for tile lettering. 


This playful project in Kansas City, Missouri uses multiple custom design elements. From the drop shadow to the diagonal grout lines, to the fishscale background- here we can really show off our abilities to deliver a truly custom work of art. This curvy font took careful planning, but its unique effect stands out. Learn more about this statement wall with our blog: A Slice of Tile Heaven at Pinsa Pizza.

Pizza is life tile typography

Large Moroccan Fish Scales928 Oxblood, Custom colors: 59R Red Hot, 59E Red Hot, 59W Red Hot.

Using a classic helvetica font, the mosaic lettering for The Lynhall in uptown Minneapolis, is a clean and simple look. We chose 1x1's, reminiscent of NYC subway lettering, to give a cosmopolitan feel to this market-inspired restaurant. For projects like this, we offer an outdoor clay option to ensure the tile installation will stay beautiful throughout any harsh outdoor conditions.

The Lynhall Tile Sign

Photo: @monikahibbs


For the Crosby Hotel in downtown Stillwater, Minnesota we combined a pixillated ombré landscape with custom-cut lettering to create an accurate mapping of the Minnesota/Wisconsin border. Each bridge is also customized to depict each crossing of the St. Croix River. The result is an impressive portrayal of our region, where classic meets modern in this stunning work of art.


Here we used a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired font to achieve this romantic and modern look. The clean hexagonal background tile give this mosaic a graphic look, which allows the lettering to pop. 

Mosaic tile quotes lululemon

Photo: @plaidpoppy

Another highly-designed custom lettering project, this wall mosaic was just as inspiring to make as the message itself. We used a sleek font with architectural appeal, along with staggered 1x1's for the background, to achieve a highly graphic and stately installation. 

black and white mosaic lettering

Photo: @margret_music

For Steller Hair Company we chose a monochrome metallic color scheme for the lettering and surrounding tile to give the installation a strong impression, without distracting from the overall design. Learn more about this heart-felt project on our blog, Steller Backsplash Full of Personality.

Tiled Typography Hexagon Backsplash

Come As You Are_time lapse from Mercury Mosaics & Tile on Vimeo.


Here at Mercury Mosaics, we especially love it when our art can imitate our love for donuts! For Mojo Monkey Donuts in St. Paul, Minnesota we wanted to combine one of our signature tile shapes, Bubbles, with this custom lettering, to not only emulate the shape of donuts, but to give this shop a signature look. 

Eastlake Brewery in Minneapolis wanted a clean, graphic look behind their taps. By using a "window blind" effect on the lettering we created a strong horizontal line that moves the eye across their logo. Sometimes simplicity is just what the doctor(or brewmaster) ordered.

Photo: @a_look_into


Do you live in the Minneapolis area? Take a beginner mosaics class in our studio with our handmade tile! Here you can learn how to create your own tile mosaic lettering, or anything else you can dream up.

Handmade Mosaic Sign

Order tile samples to see, touch, and fall in love with our handmade tiles in person. We would also love to hear what inspires you! Tell us more about your future project and get the ball rolling

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