MY License Plate Map. Like most of my maps, there is NOTHING new or innovative about this. Folk “artists” have been doing this for years with *actual* license plates, and there are even digitized posters out there too. But, I’ve always been unhappy with the plates chosen on those pieces.
I’ve been a “license plate bingo” player since I was old enough to read, or at least old enough to identify state names (so, around 3, thanks Grandma!). To me, a great deal of my mental image about a state before I visited came from these plates. And with years of looking at them, I have my favorites.
That’s what this map is. To challenge myself on the design just a touch, I declared that only one plate could fill a state’s shape, and that non-90° rotation must be kept to a minimum.
Nothing exciting, just my own version. I’ll probably blog more about this soon enough to explain my choices.