by Brian Nelson
Delaware has the longest-running plate design in the country and for good reason. Since 1958 their gold and blue tags have remained simple and largely unchanged. Keeping this timeless quality in mind, I decided to focus my concept around the fact that Delaware has the least number of counties (three) out of any state in the nation. Wanting to leave the impression that while small, it’s also full of character.

By allowing each county to embrace its own plate along with a state color and nickname the message becomes clear. This may be a small state, but it has just as much heart and personality as the rest of the country.
State Plates Project by Jonathan Lawrence ⓒ 2014