What a GOOD idea forreal!
Since my days hanging out on the regular with branding and identity maven Tyler Askew, I have become obsessed with a good typeface. Nothing says artistic, class, and "you got your shit together" like a really good typeface.
Check out the following article and start to imagine what your City/Borough/'hood or rural county's typeface would be :)
Chattanoga, TN is already creating it. Check out Zak Stone's article about it!
"Chatype came about when D.J. Trischler, a brand consultant, discovered he'd been sitting next to typeface designer Jeremy Dooley at their local coffee shop. The two became fixated on a question: What if Chattanooga had its own typeface? .... the first-ever attempt to create custom typeface at the grassroots level, rather than from the demand of a city government"