Although there are lots of fonts out there that you can buy or download for free, a lot of fun can be had by creating your own letter images from photos – just like cutting out letters from a magazine - which can then be used for adding to images. Like a digital collage!
We decided to keep VERY local and focused our efforts on Oxford Road in Reading. This is a very busy road, with lots of diversity and shops, salons, and food places galore. It is also a very historic road, with lots of letters to be found in old street signs, engravings and on some of the older buildings. So a wide contrast and lots to choose from!
Here are some of the original photos (we took LOTS but wont bore you with them all)
Here's an example of how you could use them:
We found this amazing old photo of Oxford Road (courtesy of Wikipedia) from 1893. How cool is this?!
October 2013: Update - this post was featured here at Dream a Little Bigger
October 2013: Update - this post was featured here at A Life in Balance