Redesigning The U.S., One License Plate At A Time

It’s a sad truth, the majority of our beloved U.S. state license plates are poorly designed and quite embarrassing (we love ya, but what’s up with that ‘M’, Michigan?). With all the poor uses of color, typography, and imagery, I’m sure even the guys in prison banging these suckers out are probably wondering ‘what the hell’. Looks like designer Jonathan Lawrence was also fed up with looking at all these little, mobile, rectangular design disasters, and started the State Plates Project. He’s tasked designers all around the country to redesign a state plate of their choice and there’s some real gems in the bunch, even worthy of your VW Vanagon. Keep checking back on the project’s site as new plate designs are soon to be added.

www.statesplatesproject.com

Ron Thompson

Hailing from Virginia Beach, Ron did some time in NYC before calling the city of Angels his home back in 2005. A man of eclectic interests, he’s played drums in punk bands, designs and sews pillow covers, rides his bike over driving at all costs, and travels the world as much as possible in search of visual & edible inspiration. Most of his time is now spent as designer and creative director running ITAL/C Studio with Matt.

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