I've been seeing lots of art recently that revolves around words and cities. I love it. Here are a couple examples:
I decided I wanted to make one for Chicago, but a little more personal than just the famous landmarks.
I started out by finding a frame in my craft closet that I wanted to use. It was 12"x 16", so I went to Photoshop and created a blank document with those same dimensions. To give it a polished look without having to add a matte, I gave it a thick white border, then made a rectangle in blue. Then I listed lots of favorite spots in Chicago - some famous ones, others that are just more personal. Yep, Argo and Grand Lux made it to the list, along with the address of our first apartment. Not things you'd see on any Chicago list which is what I love.
The cool thing is, I really don't think it's necessary to have Photoshop to do this project. If you have a color printer, you could do something like this in a Word document.
Next, I translated it into a PDF file, put it on a zip drive, and had it printed at FedEx Office in a 12" by 16" size. It only cost $1.94!
Finally, I trimmed the edges and framed it.
The colors are hard to see, but here's the original file (and what it looks like in person):
I think I'm going to have to do one for Nashville soon... :)