by Ben Stafford
Even though 75% of Nevada residents live in Clark County (Las Vegas and surrounding cities), the state boasts beautiful mountain ranges, lakes and deserts. I wanted to highlight the midnight blue skies and contrast the hot red sun. Instead of embossing the characters, I chose to emboss the negative space–a subtle nod to a familiar state shape. The state motto, “Battle Born,” comes from the fact that the state was formed during the Civil War.
State Plates Project by Jonathan Lawrence ⓒ 2014