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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 06:14:34 PM

Kwality Assurance: /hot
//oblig


How can you go with the obligs and leave this one out?

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-10-11 06:14:47 PM

PallMall: FTFY, Indiana.


OMFG that's hilarious. Good work!
 
2012-10-11 06:16:31 PM
Persoanlized plate but fitting

i26.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-11 06:23:11 PM
Someone in my neighborhood drives an Infinity. Their license plate reads NBEYOND.
 
2012-10-11 06:23:56 PM

Talula Does the Hula From Hawaii: 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 image 443x224]

farking New Jersey. Stealing the Statue of Liberty from us...


=======

Bioch, Liberty Island WAS PART OF JERSEY BEFORE YOU COONTS STOLE IT FROM US. We just stole it back. So, to sum up, FARK YOU.

mightyredpen.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-10-11 06:24:14 PM

SquiggsIN: They try to hand you the "In God we Trust" plate by default then at most BMV (yes in Indiana we have a Bureau instead of Department) locations the people look at you like a demon for asking for the "other" plate.


Bullshiat. I've been driving here for a long time, and no one has even offered that plate to me. Maybe you need to tell the church lady at your local BMV to chill out, but don't act like it's a regular problem.

/Lake County
 
2012-10-11 06:24:55 PM

Mike Chewbacca: Someone in my neighborhood drives an Infinity. Their license plate reads NBEYOND.


Somebody in Dallas has a Delorean with the license plate "88 NGON"
 
2012-10-11 06:25:05 PM
cdn.ebaumsworld.com
 
2012-10-11 06:28:00 PM

Mrtraveler01: I think Ohio wins when it comes to nicest license plate (and no In God We Trust BS either) 


notsureifserious.jpg
That is hideous!
 
2012-10-11 06:28:01 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]


Those license plates are being phased out by our current governor since they were designed by our last governor's wife.

This is what Ohio's new plates are going to look like:
media.cleveland.com
 
2012-10-11 06:28:44 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 like how that one has "birthplace of aviation" while the one further upthread (NC, I think) says "first in flight".
 
2012-10-11 06:35:47 PM

Treygreen13: 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.


The difference is... I'm not the rest of us can tell the difference. It's like the only ones that care about "good" or "bad" designs are other designers.
 
2012-10-11 06:36:35 PM

PhDemented: 95629: I like Delaware's plates. License plates are functional, not art to bolt on your car.

[c2.com image 400x211]

And they haven't changed since the black plates ended in the late 50's, save for the gold border they added in the 60's

Prestige is measured in three digits.
And those three digit plates are salable believe it or not.
 
2012-10-11 06:41:44 PM

Pray 4 Mojo: Treygreen13: 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.

The difference is... I'm not the rest of us can tell the difference. It's like the only ones that care about "good" or "bad" designs are other designers.


Well you can certainly point out the bad... which is what you get if you have someone with no experience designing things.
 
2012-10-11 06:44:36 PM
www.oregon.gov

Still not sure what this is supposed to be

Picked this one instead

www.oregon.gov
 
2012-10-11 06:44:42 PM
I love my state, it's home and lots of really sincerely nice people here - we do a lot of things correctly, License Plates are not one of them. We have a LOOONG history of farking up plate designs.

When I was a kid we had an entire ad campaign featuring crap like state parks (as if your state doesn't have parks) with a car just driving through cornfields. They called it Wander Indiana. It was awful...

geomattix.com
 
2012-10-11 06:45:41 PM

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


It already started a few posts before yours.
 
2012-10-11 06:46:26 PM
PS - this one is fine - state flag emblem, plain blue. Get rid of the stupid specialty plates - be done with it.

media.theindychannel.com
 
2012-10-11 06:49:56 PM

dustman81: 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]

Those license plates are being phased out by our current governor since they were designed by our last governor's wife.

This is what Ohio's new plates are going to look like:
[media.cleveland.com image 850x425]


1.bp.blogspot.com

Arooooo!!
 
2012-10-11 06:50:05 PM

dustman81: 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]

Those license plates are being phased out by our current governor since they were designed by our last governor's wife.

This is what Ohio's new plates are going to look like:
[media.cleveland.com image 850x425]



I don't like the Beautiful Ohio plates but that's just terrible.

/Glad to not be an Ohioan anymore
 
2012-10-11 06:52:09 PM

NASAM: 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.


You call them "OMGERDSEPERATIONOFCHURCHANDSTATEDERPDERP".
I call them people interested in defending our Constitution as it was written.
 
2012-10-11 06:56:43 PM

skrame: SquiggsIN: They try to hand you the "In God we Trust" plate by default then at most BMV (yes in Indiana we have a Bureau instead of Department) locations the people look at you like a demon for asking for the "other" plate.

Bullshiat. I've been driving here for a long time, and no one has even offered that plate to me. Maybe you need to tell the church lady at your local BMV to chill out, but don't act like it's a regular problem.

/Lake County


I've been in all but about a dozen of the BMVs in the entire state (field technician and I work on their systems) and in most of them they are 100% staffed by church lady clones. This isn't the issue at say Gary, East Chicago, etc offices up by you nor by the ones in Fort Wayne/Indy either. That said, I've seen that exact exchange more than one time at more than one branch.
 
2012-10-11 07:04:34 PM
Though the old school Black ones for California were cool, I love the design of the 80s. Kinda defined our laid back glam SoCal style

www.city-data.com
 
2012-10-11 07:05:05 PM
I'm just glad to graduate from whiskey plates.
 
2012-10-11 07:06:21 PM
I'll just leave this here
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-11 07:09:50 PM
New Mexico has both sides of the spectrum covered...

Crappy colors (that clash with virtually every color of car out there except white):

sfreporter.com

And a cool one (IMO) that has been phased out:

landthatilive.com
 
2012-10-11 07:15:05 PM

Treygreen13: Pray 4 Mojo: Treygreen13: 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.

The difference is... I'm not the rest of us can tell the difference. It's like the only ones that care about "good" or "bad" designs are other designers.

Well you can certainly point out the bad... which is what you get if you have someone with no experience designing things.


I will have to defer to you on that one I guess. I don't recall a time when I've ever looked at something and thought... "OMG! That's a disaster! Who designed that?!?!"

That said... it could simply be that I'm not exposed to bad design... however... I don't see a problem with the plate in the linked story.
 
2012-10-11 07:16:14 PM

scottydoesntknow: Endive Wombat: [www.coolpl8z.com image 500x375]

Came for this, leaving dirty


You came to this thread specifically for a rather tame, tired and played-out 10 year old meme? I have a newsletter...
 
2012-10-11 07:22:30 PM
What's the state with the creepy smiling sun on its plate?
 
2012-10-11 07:24:38 PM
Found one of the older ones we had:
i234.photobucket.com

One of my buddies always complains about racial discrimination. I tell him it's because he is black guy, with a Bengals sticker on the window of his Impala (with shiny rims) and he has the "Black Expo" license (for out-of-Staters: it's a picture of Africa in black, red and yellow colors). No farking duh you're going to get pulled over!

Me, I play it smart and have never been pulled over:
white guy, Colts sticker, black basic vehicle, American flag / Jesus plates.
 
2012-10-11 07:27:27 PM

JosephFinn: What's the state with the creepy smiling sun on its plate?


Kentucky.

i234.photobucket.com

Fun Fact: Kentucky had to recall a third of those plates because they didn't put an apostrophe in "it's"
 
2012-10-11 07:32:28 PM
maybe 15 years ago in NJ they changed the plates because suddenly johhny law had trouble seeing them (after all those farking years). in no time at all the new yellow on blue were deemed no good, went back to a variation of the old style. nope, still no good, had to do it again with some sort of weird coating as if someone may start counterfeiting the damn things.

meanwhile NJDMV spent a farking crapload of NJ taxpayer dollars on different styles of machines to take your picture for licenses. of course, none of them seem to work right either. we were all shocked - shocked, i tell you - to read of this.

along the way we had multiple little decal / stickers to use, not use, change and abandon, depending on what time of day you had your car inspected, purchased or sold. or something.

all this bullshiat was good fun for the connected s.o.b.'s making a crapload of easy money from these obvious scams. not so much for all the NJ taxpayers taking it right up the arse as usual.

/god i love New Jersey
 
2012-10-11 07:35:10 PM

wiredroach: 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.


I worked at the Trib during that non-debacle.

We're practically related.
 
2012-10-11 07:39:22 PM
pdf.buildasign.com
 
2012-10-11 07:43:08 PM

HellRaisingHoosier: JosephFinn: What's the state with the creepy smiling sun on its plate?

Kentucky.

[i234.photobucket.com image 433x218]

Fun Fact: Kentucky had to recall a third of those plates because they didn't put an apostrophe in "it's"


I laugh every drive i cross the Ohio River and see the "Welcome to Kentucky Where education pays" signs.
 
2012-10-11 07:44:19 PM
I'm partial to the old Maine plates: black lettering on a white background. You're supposed to be able to read the things, for Fark's sake!
 
2012-10-11 07:44:40 PM

SquiggsIN: M-G: 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.

So the God plate is no extra charge? I'm guessing they can get away with that because of it being the official motto? Otherwise, I'd think they'd have to provide any religious plate at no extra charge.

They try to hand you the "In God we Trust" plate by default then at most BMV (yes in Indiana we have a Bureau instead of Department) locations the people look at you like a demon for asking for the "other" plate.

You can get an assortment of specialty plates for a $40 donation but we've had some controversy in regard to that due to some of those groups misusing the proceeds from said funds. (and people demanding that a youth group tailored to bullied gay teens shouldn't be allowed to have a custom plate)


I have a low numbered "D" plate, I've always gotten the plain blue plates by default no questions asked. But I'm sure that's just a coincidences.
 
2012-10-11 07:51:52 PM

NASAM: 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.


I'm not sure the "OMGERDSEPERATIONOFCHURCHANDSTATEDERPDERP" douchebags" are any worse then fundies Mitch was blatantly pandering too with that plate.

Though I'm sure a Governor Pence will settle that question once and for all.
 
2012-10-11 07:57:52 PM
Does Indiana have red-light cameras?
Because it looks camera ready.
 
2012-10-11 07:58:23 PM
It's as exciting as the state, not
 
2012-10-11 07:59:04 PM

Aarontology: It's a license plate, subby. Not a museum piece.


And its still better than the shiatty new georgia license plates, everyone chooses the simple one with a barely transparent peach in the middle but they are out of those, I wonder why!!!!!!??? So they send everyone the most obnoxious one they have which has borders around it and is completely farking ugly.
 
2012-10-11 07:59:07 PM

Altitude5280: Don't mess with this.[Standard Green Colorado License Plate]


Hey, over here in Nebraska, I see a lot of Colorado plates just like that, but RED instead of green. What does that mean?

Commercial, Bad Driver, Martian, what?
 
2012-10-11 08:02:03 PM
Still better than that one state from the southwest... Mustard yellow and burgundy. Blech
 
2012-10-11 08:08:16 PM

Mrtraveler01: I think Ohio wins when it comes to nicest license plate (and no In God We Trust BS either) 


Not sure if serious....
There's so much going on, you can't tell what any of it is from farther than 2' away. There's not enough contrast to make the letters out, either. All the vanity/special plates are better - most of the images are omitted.

/Have the last generation OH plate.
//The new one is AWFUL!
///I'm hoping they redesign it soon...
 
2012-10-11 08:17:59 PM

PallMall: [ytrewq.com image 640x426]

FTFY, Indiana.


Thread over, PallMall wins.

/Hoosier daddy?
 
2012-10-11 08:21:07 PM
the BMV helped design the plate with the Indian Historical Society.

Of course, we can see the Indian influence in the choice to use "00" after "2" to indicate the doubly-importance influence of Indian mathematics on our culture over a bicentennial period.
 
2012-10-11 08:40:37 PM
What my car is wearing:

www.alpca.org

I used these up in Oregon:

www.plateshack.com

I kept the Oregon Trail plates, too. If I end up in Oregon again (I'd like that), I can re-register them.

And my old favorite:

image3.examiner.com

The California black plate is awesome. If the folks in Sacramento had a shred of sense, they'd bring it back with a premium and make a ton of cash.
 
2012-10-11 08:43:15 PM

AssAsInAssassin: wiredroach: 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.

I worked at the Trib during that non-debacle.

We're practically related.


www.midlifegamer.net
 
2012-10-11 08:46:15 PM
www.examiner.com
 
2012-10-11 08:46:56 PM

Treygreen13: Kwality Assurance: /hot
//oblig

How can you go with the obligs and leave this one out?

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 320x240]


DAMN IT!!!
 
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