by Nate Utesch
Indiana is one of the most quintessential Midwestern states. One could argue it’s easily forgettable—sandwiched between states containing the largest cities in the Midwest—but Indiana is unexpectedly charming. It’s not the sort of state you drive through on a road trip and stop for hours on end sightseeing, but it’s pretty safe to say the people here won’t do ya wrong.

Like any state there’s so much symbolism that could be utilized, but none of that felt appropriate here. Instead I chose to use our flag. It says “authentic” and “simple” to me, and as a graphic artist from Indiana I’ve always wanted an opportunity to redraw the flames on that torch. Our slogan, motto, etc. create three nice plate variants.
State Plates Project by Jonathan Lawrence ⓒ 2014