Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Plates captured on digital round-about New Orleans. Today we have South Carolina: The Palmetto State.

Very impossible to read when the plate is in the shade.
The blue and orange sunset motif obscures the numbers.

Much better in full sunlight.

And it's okay in partial light.
Second handsomest plate, although the moon should be in the upper left corner.

In GOD we trust.
Less said, the better.

Plain tractor-trailer plate.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Today's State: Rhode Island. That's where Quahog is.

This was on a compact pick-up truck.

And this was on an SUV.
Sorry, I didn't find any 1980s-model Ford LTD cartoon station wagons. That would've been sweet!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Today's state is... Pennsylvania. The Keystone State.

Regular vehicle sequence, "TRUCK" banner at the bottom.

This style's for paseenger cars.

And here they went for fancy banners.
Note the fading and the different typeface.
At least they didn't change the plate number typeface.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

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UPDATE: New plate added for Massachusetts.


Today's state is Oregon.

Motorcycle plate.

Current regular plate emphasizing mountains and woodlands.

Specialty plate.
Edited 23 October 2014:
A much older plate: note the very simple style.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Today: Oklahoma (where the wind comes sweeping down the plain).

Both are the new "native America" edition.
With a clear, easy-to-read typeface with no busywork behind it.
Indubitably the most handsome registration plates in the world!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Today: Ohio, Birthplace of Aviation.

State Bicentennial edition.

"Round at the ends and hi in the middle"
Here they had to go to seven digits.

Farm and Town edition.

State Slogans edition.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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Today we have New York: The Empire State.

Old Blue and White style.

New Orange and Dark Blue style.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

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Today, Nevada: The Silver State.

This is the latest standard Nevada plate.
Again, that horrible typeface.

Viva Las Vegas!

And an old plate with a far more legible typeface.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

New Mexico Route Marker (2) and (3)

My first idea for the new New Mexico route marker is located here, but it looks too much like the old zuni in a boring circle sign design, and the numerals are too small to be read, methinks. Especially if the motorist is old. So I came up with two other designs, both based on the New Mexico centennial registration plate.

And here they are!

This one would be about 42" or 48" long, for respective heights of 21' and 24".

 But this one could fit on a regular 24" x 24" metal sign plate with very legible numbers.
The zuni indicates it's a New Mexico state highway.

(Right now they're kind of green so it looks like I'll have to fix the colors!)

6 October 2014: FIXED! :^D