Ohio recently released a new, incredibly ugly, license plate designed by... the governor's wife.
I'm going to assume she has no prior graphic design experience based on how ugly it is. Fortunately, they have stopped production and the older, slightly less ugly plates will stay.
I am not sure why we feel we have to make the plates all fancy. A plain numbered plate would be fine with me! It's not that I'm not against the new plates looking like a butter package, my problems with them are, 1) they are trying to convey too many thoughts at once (Ohio is beautiful, founded in 1803, birthplace of aviation, we have both farmland and cities!, etc...) and 2) there are plenty of talented graphic designers and illustrators in ohio... why can't the state government hire one of them instead of making it a PR stunt for the governors wife?
I started digging around for other plates and here are my faves. I think simple is best.