http://vector.tutsplus.com/tutorials/designing/make-an-old-style-sign-from-scratch-in-coreldraw/

Following the instructions below you will learn the steps of creating a custom sign board. The base of a good shop sign design is the text which is the message itself conveyed towards the possible customers. All the rest of the sign should be built around the text. The building blocks in this case are the logo (a spoon), the name of the store (Vectortuts),the description of the store (Spoonfed Vectors) and any additional information (like since 1935). For this tutorial, I used CorelDRAW but the techniques discussed apply for most vector editing software. Let’s get started!