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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 01:10:24 PM
You can see the pixels!
 
2012-10-11 01:20:42 PM
It's a license plate, subby. Not a museum piece.
 
2012-10-11 02:02:24 PM
If you don't like it, you could always get the alternate plate, subby.
 
media.indianasnewscenter.com
 
For an extra $20 I think you can get a crying eagle expiration sticker.
 
2012-10-11 02:50:35 PM
www.coolpl8z.com
 
2012-10-11 03:20:45 PM

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


Came for this, leaving dirty
 
2012-10-11 04:01:50 PM
I fail to see the problem with the plate. Is there a spelling error? An unintentional goatse? What?
 
2012-10-11 04:07:50 PM
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.
 
2012-10-11 05:06:04 PM

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.
 
2012-10-11 05:07:42 PM
What's wrong with that?

Texas's new plates (well, since 2009) are stupid and overcolored. Far better something unremarkable and easy-to-read like Pennsylvania's.

/except those wildlife and train special plates in PA
//if I did sketchy things I would definitely want one of those
 
2012-10-11 05:08:18 PM
I'll be monitoring this thread for te inevitable "in god we trust" butthurt.
 
2012-10-11 05:08:57 PM
That's not nearly as bad as the headline leaves me to believe.

I was expecting one of these guys.

blog.silktide.com
 
2012-10-11 05:10:09 PM
If they had hired the same design company that does bowling alley graphics it would have been so much better. EGAD, talk about uninspired. Or even worse, they probably put this into committee and this is the only thing everyone could agree on.
 
2012-10-11 05:10:10 PM
Indiana, the Hoosier daddy state.
 
2012-10-11 05:11:15 PM
I like Delaware's plates. License plates are functional, not art to bolt on your car.

c2.com
 
2012-10-11 05:11:29 PM
not as bad as I expected.
 
2012-10-11 05:11:52 PM
www.jimpoz.com
 
2012-10-11 05:13:15 PM
I don't get it.
 
2012-10-11 05:13:20 PM
At least it's not the old neon pink sunset ones.
Yuck :P
 
2012-10-11 05:13:42 PM
Nation's first LGBT license
queerty-prodweb.s3.amazonaws.com

Hoosier Daddy?
 
2012-10-11 05:13:46 PM
There is a car in Fort Worth that has one of these vanity plates:
www.connectamarillo.com

It looks pretty close to that, but the vanity plate reads "ITS MYN"

I don't think they thought their plan all the way through because it reads "TITS MYN"
 
2012-10-11 05:14:34 PM
It's pretty bad. And I say that living in Montana, a state with a sh*t river of bad license plate designs.
 
2012-10-11 05:15:17 PM
Indiana... where Prince Charles spent his first honeymoon.
 
2012-10-11 05:16:05 PM

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


I see your A55 RGY and raise you a AGINAS:

misterirrelevant.com
 
2012-10-11 05:17:24 PM
i don't know, it's understated but functional, really not that horrible at all subby.
 
2012-10-11 05:17:28 PM

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
 
2012-10-11 05:17:58 PM
Oh yeah definitely - needs more holograms and unicorns.
 
2012-10-11 05:19:54 PM

YixilTesiphon: What's wrong with that?

Texas's new plates (well, since 2009) are stupid and overcolored. Far better something unremarkable and easy-to-read like Pennsylvania's.

/except those wildlife and train special plates in PA
//if I did sketchy things I would definitely want one of those


The new ones are a little clearer, the ones a few years ago with the gradient made it hard to tell the state on just about ever car since dealers love themselves some license plate frames. (I want $500 a month if I'm driving around a billboard for you!)

But I prefer the classic two-color plates.

www.gonecountryantiques.com
www.deerrunmercantile.com
 
2012-10-11 05:21:55 PM
someone brought back a plate frame to my store. Said it looks nice but you can't see 'IN god we trust'. Yes it was Indiana
 
2012-10-11 05:22:02 PM

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

[c2.com image 400x211]


Thank you. Enough with the fruitcake designs and stupid shiat printed on it. Number, state, or county if you want, maybe a three-word mottoe. That's it. California plates now come with the website address for the dmv printed on them. What farking sense does that make? There are people unaware of the internet? Is it to register while you drive? Stupid farking farkers and their stupid farking graphic farking design software. STOP shiatTING IN MY EYES!
 
2012-10-11 05:22:34 PM
This should be an MS Paint thread.
 
2012-10-11 05:22:34 PM
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

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
 
2012-10-11 05:22:51 PM
coulda been worse

ep01.epimg.net
 
2012-10-11 05:23:15 PM

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
 
2012-10-11 05:24:34 PM

Treygreen13: There is a car in Fort Worth that has one of these vanity plates:
[www.connectamarillo.com image 417x208]

It looks pretty close to that, but the vanity plate reads "ITS MYN"

I don't think they thought their plan all the way through because it reads "TITS MYN"



T is for Texas. Brilliant!

M is for FARKING MORANS.
 
2012-10-11 05:24:45 PM
I like my DC plate reading "Taxation Without Representation" in huge letters across the bottom.
 
2012-10-11 05:25:17 PM

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.
 
2012-10-11 05:25:25 PM
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.
 
2012-10-11 05:26:41 PM

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

[c2.com image 400x211]

Thank you. Enough with the fruitcake designs and stupid shiat printed on it. Number, state, or county if you want, maybe a three-word mottoe. That's it. California plates now come with the website address for the dmv printed on them. What farking sense does that make? There are people unaware of the internet? Is it to register while you drive? Stupid farking farkers and their stupid farking graphic farking design software. STOP shiatTING IN MY EYES!


mottoe?

Idiot.
 
2012-10-11 05:27:27 PM
Meh. It's not horrible. The logo is a little cliparty, but it's a farking license plate. No one is close enough to pay that much attention.
 
2012-10-11 05:28:01 PM

swankywanky:
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


Came to post that plate, glad somebody beat me to the punch.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who had to suppress the urge to reach through a monitor and slap whoever designed that abomination. I think most graphic design professors that I know would spit nails at the number of fonts alone, let alone the colors or the lovely arse-like peaches in the corner. (Seriously, they don't look like peaches.)

Sometimes I wonder if states make their basic plates fugly as all hell to boost the sales of the specialty tags.
 
2012-10-11 05:28:46 PM

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

[c2.com image 400x211]

Thank you. Enough with the fruitcake designs and stupid shiat printed on it. Number, state, or county if you want, maybe a three-word mottoe. That's it. California plates now come with the website address for the dmv printed on them. What farking sense does that make? There are people unaware of the internet? Is it to register while you drive? Stupid farking farkers and their stupid farking graphic farking design software. STOP shiatTING IN MY EYES!

mottoe?

Idiot.


Blame it on the spell-check.
 
2012-10-11 05:28:58 PM

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
 
2012-10-11 05:29:07 PM
I wish someone would bring back the "Bumper Stumpers" game show - spice it up for the times with examples like A55 ORGY etc -
 
2012-10-11 05:29:25 PM

Don't mess with this.

img.photobucket.com
 
M-G
2012-10-11 05:30:12 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.


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.
 
2012-10-11 05:31:08 PM

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!
 
2012-10-11 05:31:30 PM
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?
 
2012-10-11 05:33:35 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



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.

If you have to express to the world know how you feel, get a bumper sticker. But leave the plates alone. Once you start letting people come up with special edition plates, you're going to have people who want plates with retarded controversial bullshiat on them. And that is eventually going to result in lawsuits and tax dollars spent to defend against those lawsuits.

It's because of issues like this that we can't have nice things.
 
2012-10-11 05:33:40 PM

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
 
2012-10-11 05:34:10 PM

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)
 
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