What is a GOBO Monogram?

GOBO is a popular term used in the lighting and events industry for the projection of text, logos and/or abstract images onto event space surfaces via the use of a sharp lighting fixture or projector. This type of personalization by light is popular at weddings and corporate events. The monograms can either be animated and displayed via digital projectors or ‘static’ and remain constant by means of shooting light through a “GOBO.” GOBO stands for goes before optics. A metal or glass disc is inserted into the light fixture before the optics output to block light from most areas and only allow the words or image to shine through to the wall. These days we mostly use digital designs and projectors but traditional GOBO discs are also available. Clients who like monogram lighting have also or alternatively booked Marquee Light Up Letters.

Where to project the monogram?

Literally anywhere flat. We have projected monograms onto dance floors, ceilings, walls, stone facades, building entrances, dark glass, ship hulls, residential home roofs, baseball diamonds and so many other unusual locations. With our Monogram Lighting services you will work with an event lighting and design specialist to select the prime location(s) for your monogram(s) or you can select a place you prefer. Some venues (such as Cruiseport in Gloucester, MA) have special areas and electrical connections for lighting companies to project monograms onto stand-out surfaces.

Static & Animated Design Templates

Choose between a static (motionless) and animated (motion) monogram design. All designs can be personalized from our catalog of templates or our team can customize a design from scratch.

Animated Design Templates

Abstract Leaf Patterns in Light
wedding monogram gobo on wall
New Hampshire wedding monogram

Static Design Templates