by Jeremiah Britton
Living in New York City, Connecticut has a little bit of a reputation of being clean cut, high end, even a little snoody. In my research of the state’s current and past plates, I was surprised to find that the plate has almost always been made of bold white numbers on a royal blue field. It felt very simple and very working-class. Something you could keep on your work truck. So I wanted to stay true to that simple and bold tradition but add some contemporary embellishments.

The grapevine is a ode to the Connecticut state flag, and I’m a big fan of one of the older nicknames, “The Land of Steady Habits”, so I added a little bit of that using blind embossment.
State Plates Project by Jonathan Lawrence ⓒ 2014