by Jordan Butcher
The current plates are white with blue numbers, but I feel the darker background with lighter numbers would be easier for the law enforcement to see from a distance.

I chose the typefaces based on both the unofficial state logo (the flying WV), and the number typefaces are meant to look sharp like a pickaxe to represent the coal industry in the state. The colors, navy blue and old gold are the official colors of the state and present on the flag. The rolling mountains in the background are the Appalachian mountains in the moonlight, something the state is known for.  
State Plates Project by Jonathan Lawrence ⓒ 2014