My amazing co-worker and friend, Bethany Heck, told me several weeks ago about Jonathan Lawrence's State Plate Project. I was really drawn to his notion that the current state of design for most license plates is terrible. Jonathan let me jump on board and do some work on the Wyoming plate.
Here's a little bit about why I re-designed the plate as such:
When thinking about Wyoming a lot more comes to mind then the iconic bucking horse and rider. Growing up an hour from the Wyoming border, I have very fond memories of the state. I’ve always loved their state flag. The simple bison illustration on blue background with red and white borders is simple but strong. When redesigning the plate I wanted to make sure elements from flag were apart of the main design. Along with the flag, I would be remiss for leaving out Wyoming’s epic landscape. So I made sure to add a mountain illustration in the background to pay tribute to the Tetons and the rest of Wyoming's incredible landscape. To me Wyoming is rugged, simple, and strong. I hope that this plate exudes those great qualities of Wyoming that I am so very fond of.