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(IndyStar)   To celebrate its state's bicentennial, the Indiana DMV has their part-time receptionist grab some clip-art and design the new license plate   (indystar.com) divider line 184
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2012-10-11 05:36:19 PM

bel4sucks: Can't you ever just look at something, shrug your shoulders and move on?


It often isn't that simple. Because these are government plates, it means that you have tax dollars involved in their design and tax dollars involved in their defense. Sure, it doesn't amount to much, but every little bit counts.
 
2012-10-11 05:36:58 PM

Kiler: Frank N Stein: I'll be monitoring this thread for te inevitable "in god we trust" butthurt.

Ohio has those bullshiat plates too.

/Wants one for the United Atheist Alliance
//Or was that the Allied Atheist Allegiance
///Make it a FSM plate


You can get this Secular Humanist plate here in SC:

www.scdmvonline.com
 
2012-10-11 05:38:21 PM
Not a licence plate, but still..bad logo design.

www.brescia.uwo.ca
 
2012-10-11 05:38:35 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: At least it's not the old neon pink sunset ones.
Yuck :P


Came in here to say pretty much that. From the headline, and some of the crap they've rolled out in the past, I was expecting a total abomination. What I got was pretty 'meh'.
 
2012-10-11 05:39:29 PM

Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii: The Irresponsible Captain: dealers love themselves some license plate frames

THIS! They also love those car decals. And if you ask them to take off the dealership decal before you take it home, they will flip out on you. Apparently removing the dealer decal breaks some sort of super secret car dealer code or something. My sister asked them to remove the decal on her new car and you would've thought she asked them to install a premium sound system for free or something.


"Okay, so we've agreed on $14,250 for the car. Now we need to work out the fee for the advertizing you put on the back of my car. I drive a lot, so given that exposure, I was thinking $500 a year, or a flat payment of $3000. Or you can remove it."

As for license plate designs, I enjoyed the retro NY ones, though I think they were only a temporary thing.

upload.wikimedia.org


I'm still happy with my NC plates, though I'm glad they switched back to the blue text after a brief experiment with red. The red just looked bad on that template.

farm1.static.flickr.com
 
2012-10-11 05:41:04 PM
i14.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-11 05:41:25 PM
Florida has more than 100 specialty plates -- Save the Reef, State of the Arts, sports teams, etc. Luckily, I have the basic orange in the middle (and county name, no "in God we trust").
 
2012-10-11 05:41:31 PM
In Michigan, if you want a vanity plate, you have to pay a monthly fee for it. More people have a vanity plate here than an old english D sticker (I'm guessing for dumbass?). I don't get how it's showing off when nobody seems to have a non-vanity plate.

/also, your vehicle registration varies in cost based on what car you drive
//farking foreign country here I swear
 
2012-10-11 05:42:26 PM

cptjeff: Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii: The Irresponsible Captain: dealers love themselves some license plate frames

THIS! They also love those car decals. And if you ask them to take off the dealership decal before you take it home, they will flip out on you. Apparently removing the dealer decal breaks some sort of super secret car dealer code or something. My sister asked them to remove the decal on her new car and you would've thought she asked them to install a premium sound system for free or something.

"Okay, so we've agreed on $14,250 for the car. Now we need to work out the fee for the advertizing you put on the back of my car. I drive a lot, so given that exposure, I was thinking $500 a year, or a flat payment of $3000. Or you can remove it."


[farm1.static.flickr.com image 500x253]


While I generally despise the stickers for free advertising standard, since my vehicles are purchased from a family member who has been at the same dealership for 20+ years I sort of don't mind so much.
 
2012-10-11 05:42:30 PM

Dinjiin: Kiler: Frank N Stein: I'll be monitoring this thread for te inevitable "in god we trust" butthurt.

Ohio has those bullshiat plates too.

/Wants one for the United Atheist Alliance


You know, I'd be perfectly fine if the US adopted an EU style license plate. Easy to read DIN 1451 font, two letter state/province/territory code, white background with black lettering, no room for anything else...i>

I agree with this. I like the shape of the European ones too. Our squarish ones are ugly.

 
2012-10-11 05:43:56 PM
The headline made me laugh. Good job, subs.
 
2012-10-11 05:43:58 PM
And of course the one time I neglect to preview I screw up the html. I'll just go hide in the corner where I belong.
 
2012-10-11 05:44:47 PM
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE!

/!
 
2012-10-11 05:44:57 PM
I thought it would be 'LOL@PACKERS!!!1!'
 
2012-10-11 05:44:58 PM
Who would celebrate a bison tentacle?
 
2012-10-11 05:45:08 PM
imgboot.com
 
2012-10-11 05:46:21 PM

swankywanky: bel4sucks: Wow some of you have really strong opinions about something so insignificant. Can't you ever just look at something, shrug your shoulders and move on?

no.

honestly though, I am a marketer and was a designer for a long time - when you see some artwork that is just so mind numbingly bad, and then you think "hey, may tax dollars went to the asshat who designed that", it tends to be a little grating. not the worst thing in the world, but still


Overreact much?
 
2012-10-11 05:46:24 PM
I think Ohio wins when it comes to nicest license plate (and no In God We Trust BS either) 
www.plateshack.com
 
2012-10-11 05:46:58 PM

cptjeff: As for license plate designs, I enjoyed the retro NY ones, though I think they were only a temporary thing.


Nope. I used to live in NY and still have friends there. From what I hear, they are around to stay. Which is a shame because I rather liked their old license plates:

upload.wikimedia.org

farking New Jersey. Stealing the Statue of Liberty from us...
 
2012-10-11 05:48:39 PM
I think more states will start going for the standard State plates to have black letters over a plain white background to make it easier for red light cameras to see the plate numbers. Any decoration they do have will be located away from the letters.
 
2012-10-11 05:49:02 PM

Mrtraveler01: I think Ohio wins when it comes to nicest license plate (and no In God We Trust BS either) 
[www.plateshack.com image 850x423]


I'd offer up Texas's plate from a couple years ago.

www.netstate.com
 
2012-10-11 05:49:54 PM

Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii: swankywanky: When these came out in Georgia I told my wife it must have been designed by some congress critter's niece who "is really good with computers and stuff"

[www.plateshack.com image 600x307]

thank god they had the plain alternate - which, by the way, I am starting to see a lot more of instead of the awful choice above

That plate looks better than this lovely plate I had the option of choosing for my car when I lived in Virginia:

[www.mediapeta.com image 448x239]


Hey, no dissing vegetarian license plates:

1.bp.blogspot.com 

Link
 
2012-10-11 05:50:20 PM

Treygreen13: Mrtraveler01: I think Ohio wins when it comes to nicest license plate (and no In God We Trust BS either) 
[www.plateshack.com image 850x423]

I'd offer up Texas's plate from a couple years ago.

[www.netstate.com image 300x150]


I liked that one too.
 
2012-10-11 05:50:57 PM
I really like AZ's historic vehicle plates:
sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-11 05:51:53 PM
My state has had an ongoing controversy about our license plates for about 15 years. The new, officially commissioned design was lackluster, but inoffensive. People got all butthurt about it, writing letters to the editors, and setting themselves on fire in the town square. Then there was a new design. People got all butthurt about it. Now we're back to the 1950s "classic" plates, simple white on blue. People got all butthurt about it.

All along, motorists have had the option of about 100 different designer plates supporting every non-controversial opinion under the sun. Wildlife. Kids. Scenic beauty. Hunting. Whatever.

My butt does not hurt, nor has it ever.

/Except for that one time at Boy Scouts camp...
 
2012-10-11 05:51:54 PM

Mind the Gap: I think more states will start going for the standard State plates to have black letters over a plain white background to make it easier for red light cameras to see the plate numbers. Any decoration they do have will be located away from the letters.


That or copy each other like Missouri did with Kentucky's license plate:

www.15q.net

www.theus50.com
 
2012-10-11 05:53:42 PM
Illinois sec of state literally had some office ladies make up and choose the plate design. The "winner" has a bust of Abe Lincoln in the middle, designed so the alphanumerics will go right across it and obliterate it, unless you order a specialty plate with some centered empty space. Why they couldn't just put Lincoln's picture to the far left, creating a space under that for reg stickers, and leaving the field clear for the characters, I dunno, but the current design looks stupid. Because it was designed by somebody's grandma.
 
2012-10-11 05:54:13 PM

wiredroach: It's pretty bad. And I say that living in Montana, a state with a sh*t river of bad license plate designs.


See my last comment.

/Tester in '12!
 
2012-10-11 05:54:27 PM
I just had a great idea. Some forward thinking state should allow you to upload your own custom image and print your plates with it.

Charge $500/year for the custom plate. You know lots of people would go for it. Image using the results from the photoshop challenges here for your custom plate.
 
2012-10-11 05:54:35 PM
I'm failing to see the issue here...perfectly fine license plate...

...unless you're a f*cking diva who has to have a "fashion" license-plate.
 
2012-10-11 05:56:01 PM

Treygreen13: Mrtraveler01: I think Ohio wins when it comes to nicest license plate (and no In God We Trust BS either) 
[www.plateshack.com image 850x423]

I'd offer up Texas's plate from a couple years ago.

[www.netstate.com image 300x150]


As much as I hated living in TX for a while, they did have a nice plate
 
2012-10-11 05:57:31 PM
WTF is up with the 'Purchase Image' option? Who the hell would do that?

License plate looks fine, although I like the minimalist ones the best.
 
2012-10-11 05:57:46 PM
i26.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-11 05:58:11 PM

Mrtraveler01: I think Ohio wins when it comes to nicest license plate (and no In God We Trust BS either) 
[www.plateshack.com image 850x423]


Yeah if you're holding the plate in your hands...all those little illustrations are invisible at more than 2 feet away.
 
2012-10-11 05:58:30 PM

SquiggsIN: Frank N Stein: I'll be monitoring this thread for te inevitable "in god we trust" butthurt.

Already missed some.

Darkrover2: We went back to two-color in Kentucky after it got out that the state was paying 6 and 7-figure fees to graphic artists to design the artsy types.

Good for Indiana, by the look of it, we're talking tens-of-dollars to that particular Rembrandt, but it gets the job done. They rarely do anything that makes sense, so this is my once every half century 'Attaboy, Indiana!' Enjoy it, like Halley's Comet, most of you will be dead before it comes around again.

Like Kentucky can be considered a sensible state? At least we don't have a creationist museum in Indiana!


No museum just hundreds of thousands of walking, talking examples that not everyone has evolved.

/from indiana too
//hangs head in shame
 
2012-10-11 05:59:44 PM
I enjoy when graphic designers get all butt-hurt when they realize their job isn't that hard... or important... or necessary.
 
2012-10-11 06:00:47 PM

AssAsInAssassin: See my last comment.


Funny you mention that...as a designer, I got interviewed by the Great Falls Tribune about the blue "sky" plates that had everyone up in arms. I told them it was like the new $20 bill--people hate when things change.
 
2012-10-11 06:01:59 PM
IN has some of the worst plate design ever, and that is saying a lot!

imageshack.us
 
2012-10-11 06:03:52 PM

jiggitysmith: In Michigan, if you want a vanity plate, you have to pay a monthly fee for it. More people have a vanity plate here than an old english D sticker (I'm guessing for dumbass?). I don't get how it's showing off when nobody seems to have a non-vanity plate.

/also, your vehicle registration varies in cost based on what car you drive
//farking foreign country here I swear


No, there isn't a monthly fee for a vanity plate in Michigan.
 
2012-10-11 06:04:50 PM

HallsOfMandos: SquiggsIN: Frank N Stein: I'll be monitoring this thread for te inevitable "in god we trust" butthurt.

Already missed some.

Darkrover2: We went back to two-color in Kentucky after it got out that the state was paying 6 and 7-figure fees to graphic artists to design the artsy types.

Good for Indiana, by the look of it, we're talking tens-of-dollars to that particular Rembrandt, but it gets the job done. They rarely do anything that makes sense, so this is my once every half century 'Attaboy, Indiana!' Enjoy it, like Halley's Comet, most of you will be dead before it comes around again.

Like Kentucky can be considered a sensible state? At least we don't have a creationist museum in Indiana!

No museum just hundreds of thousands of walking, talking examples that not everyone has evolved.

/from indiana too
//hangs head in shame


Yes. You are correct. But, it's not like we're Kentucky!

And again.. headline is inaccurate. Indiana DOES NOT HAVE a DMV. We have a BMV. Bureaucrats!
 
2012-10-11 06:06:13 PM

SueDisco: I like my DC plate reading "Taxation Without Representation" in huge letters across the bottom.


Cute, but DC was established with the intention that it would not be a permanent home for many people. It was be a place where people would gather from time to time, do what they needed to, then go home.

DC was established to keep the businesses out of government, so it was set up where it was for a reason.


If the money chased the power, don't blame the money.
 
2012-10-11 06:06:19 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: I enjoy when graphic designers get all butt-hurt when they realize their job isn't that hard... or important... or necessary.


Whoa whoa whoa. Saying that is like saying that surgeons get all up in arms when it's pointed out that they've done unnecessary surgery.

A good graphic designer prevents god-awful design and produces something both elegant and simple. A bad graphic designer produces something awful and messy, like an amateur would.

When you see something that looks great, it's not because a graphic designer wasn't hired - it's because a good one was.
 
2012-10-11 06:07:31 PM
ytrewq.com

FTFY, Indiana.
 
2012-10-11 06:08:28 PM

dugitman: If you don't like it, you could always get the alternate plate, subby.
 
[media.indianasnewscenter.com image 600x338]
 
For an extra $20 I think you can get a crying eagle expiration sticker.


In Dog We Thrust.
 
2012-10-11 06:10:29 PM

PallMall: [ytrewq.com image 640x426]

FTFY, Indiana.


not PATRIOTIC enough... needs more GOD and FETUSES and flags and eagles and GUNS!!! yeah moar GUNS!!!
 
2012-10-11 06:10:45 PM

Tat'dGreaser: xanadian: I fail to see the problem with the plate. Is there a spelling error? An unintentional goatse? What?

I'm at a loss here too.


It's just really, really ugly. There is nothing 'wrong' with it that I can see.
 
2012-10-11 06:10:48 PM
Subby is a Graphic Designer. I can relate...
 
2012-10-11 06:12:27 PM

cyberspacedout: Hey, no dissing vegetarian license plates:


I love that plate so much. Epic trolling, right there.
 
2012-10-11 06:13:12 PM

WorldCitizen: It's pretty basic and boring. The "non-God" standard type we have now isn't bad. Of course, Republicans and old people all have the In God We Trust plates, and this being Indiana, that is the majority of the people.


Not all of us R's have them, but I have considered it, just to piss off all of the "OMGERDSEPERATIONOFCHURCHANDSTATEDERPDERP" douchebags.
 
2012-10-11 06:13:14 PM
s4.hubimg.com

thechive.files.wordpress.com

jeshy.com

3.bp.blogspot.com

www.r8pl8z.com

cdn.ebaumsworld.com

/hot
//oblig
 
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