by Evan Huwa
I grew up on the state line between Nebraska and Colorado, so Nebraska is near and dear to my heart despite growing up on the Colorado side. I was raised on a farm and remember seeing the old 70’s plates on some run down vehicles we had. I wanted to take that idea and make the state shape a bit more legible. Nebraska raises a lot of corn, so I wanted to have a nod to hard-working farmers of the great state.

I also don’t know a Nebraskan who doesn’t love their Huskers, so naturally red was the only color I could use. Equality Before The Law became the state motto due to Nebraska’s desire to treat everyone justly before the law. “The state motto reflected Nebraska’s willingness to extend suffrage to black Americans.
State Plates Project by Jonathan Lawrence ⓒ 2014