Tuesday, September 8, 2015

It's been very long.

I've had real life problems to solve (more over at my sister blog, Fin Des Voies Rapides (If Peak Oil Is No Object) here on Blogger) and I've also been working on a new highway route marker design for New Mexico, based on their turquoise registration plate. The ones so foar I've grown to hate. Posting soon!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Out-of-State Plates 60


Two plates for real, this time. :^)


White Lone Star.
This plate style for some reason reminds me of a joke in a stand-up routine from Second City TV's idea of a communist TV station called 3CP-1, that "broadcast" to the US by "hijacking" 2CTV's signal. The routine was a guy slapping countries sized to the same scale of the USSR and insulting those countries' citizens. Among these he included Texas, with the line, "You Texans, you think you are so big." And slapping Texas onto the map, he shouts, "HA! You are but LONE STAR in Galaxy of Mother Russia!"
Still (((( x^D )))) funny unto this very day.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Out-of-State Plates 59.

New Plates:

MT Montana

New design -- state outline recedes in the background.
Typeface is still not the most legible.
VA - Virginia.
VERY old Virginia license plate from before
the switchover to "Times New Roman"-like typeface.
"Heritage" plate with a Cardinal, the state bird, on
a dogwood branch bearing the state flower.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Louisiana Plates.

I'll be adding to this as time goes on...
An old plate from way back.
Note the "Sportsman's Paradise" is stamped, not silkscreened.
"Sportsman's Paradise" again.
Silkscreened this time -- newer plates with the "Jazzy" state name. 

"Sportsman's Paradise" with the pelican.
These appeared when Kathleen Blanco was governor.
1803 - 2003: Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial.

1812 - 2012: 200 Years as a state.
1815 - 2015: Battle of New Orleans Bicentennial.
I hate the state name typeface. Very amateur.
Now if US states' license plates were like European countries',
this is what Louisiana's would look like.
Protect the Environment legacy plate.
It should be the regular plate!
Tow truck plates.
Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana plate.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Out-of-State Plates 58

FL - Florida

Imagine Florida: tacky!!!
(Pun intended)

WV - West Virginia

Regular numbered plate in good condition.

WY - Wyoming

Sample off the web.
February 2nd, 2014:
And now a real one has been found!
The typeface is different from the one in the sample.
And not as legible. We need federal standards!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Out-of-State Plates 57

Today: British Columbia and US Virgin Islands.

BC - British Columbia. Canada-on-the-Pacific.

Simple and direct. And legible.
VI - US Virgin Islands. "American Paradise."
Something tells me these boats and fish shouldn't be here.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Out-of-State Plates 55


Today's State is West Virginia (<i>take me hoooome... country rooooads...</i>)

See, they can fit eight digits on a standard size US plate.
And keep it legible, too!
Why not other states like Texas and Iowa???

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Out-of-State Plates 54


Today... Washington State. The only US state where the state highway route marker resembles nothing so much as an impaled head.

Now the plates.

Saturday, January 3, 2015