Wow, this is colorful. It’s nicely drawn, I suppose, but it kind of looks like a page from a Richard Scarry book. I love Richard Scarry, but on a license plate? I’ll pass. And come on people, that slogan is impossible to read while I’m standing still in front of my computer screen. No way anyone can read that while driving.
I’m crazy about the peach design with the state outline in the middle, though not so crazy about it being covered up by the numbers (at least the state outline). Either way, the double-whammy of having the government website along with the county name really hurt this plate.
Do people really need to advertise what county they’re from? Who has ever cared, unless you were playing Iowa bingo and “Linn” was your corner square? Otherwise, this is pretty decent. The stenciled farm in the background is almost too subtle (especially while driving), but it’s a nice scene.
Too much red, but no website or county, so yay! The farmhouse is cute, but looks like a really old drawing. And does anyone know what the orange circle is supposed to represent?
26: New Hampshire
“Live Free or Die” has always seemed like an intimidating slogan to me, like our friends in New Hampshire are passive-aggressively letting us know they liberty better than anyone. At least it fits. Politically, they do lean libertarian. I love the font and how the state name looks. But for the life of me I cannot figure out what that is in the background. Okay, I just looked it up, and it is what I thought I saw: a face in the side of a mountain. Unlike Rushmore, it’s a natural looking one. Apparently, it’s also on their special state quarter. Really, is that all you got, New Hampshire? Well, they don’t even got that anymore, after the face collapsed under heavy snow in 2003. So there.