by Jay Roberts
New Mexico boasts a beautiful and diverse landscape that includes plains, mountains, basins, mesas, and desert lands. I wanted nature to be a highlight of the design, and the sun & sky imagery work well with the colors of the state flag, yellow and red.

New Mexico is one of only four U.S. state flags to not contain blue. The Zia sun symbol has been used on all past license plates. It is an important identifier for the state, and represents “a perfect friendship among united cultures.
State Plates Project by Jonathan Lawrence ⓒ 2014