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  1. Melissa
    August 21, 2019 @ 10:15 am

    1. A good graphic designer is worth every penny.

    2. This reeks of an upper-level executive saying, “I’m not going to waste money on something my secretary can make using free clip art. Karen, give me five license plate options by 2pm.”

    3. I highly doubt a degree in graphic design was in Karen’s job description.

    4. Beef up your “New York” line weight and adjust the kerning, and I’ll vote for yours any day. ;-p

  2. Kathy Conway
    August 21, 2019 @ 8:22 pm

    Great take Chris on the designs that have been given to the public to “vote on”.
    Always agree that the KIS (Keep It Simple) concept just makes sense!

    Your design gets “my vote!”

  3. Sara
    August 21, 2019 @ 9:02 pm

    My husband is a designer and he says the only acceptable option is #3. hahahah… So I had to vote for that one. Though we were laughing about the bridge because we had no idea what bridge it was. He really dislikes the Excelsior on all of the others. I kind of like #5. Our cars are 11 years old and still have the white/blue license plates because we really do not like the look of the orange plates. I think we should just copy Texas. Their white plates with the black letters are by far the coolest looking that I’ve seen in the states. It would look sweet on the Range Rover that I want to get but can’t really afford! 🙂

    • Sue Z Smith
      August 22, 2019 @ 7:26 am

      Great post! I choose 3 also in the interest of keeping it simple. But it is nowhere near being good. That said, intervention is sorely needed from professional graphic designer (and not an artsy relative or friend of our governor). I agree with not defaulting to the hideous blue and orange color scheme (think: the eyesore, and now, thankfully, defunct Shea Stadium). (Notice also on plate no. 3 the background photo of the bridge looks suspiciously like the bridge our governor spearheaded with much hoopla down here in Queens LOL).

  4. Christine
    August 23, 2019 @ 10:18 am

    I picked #5 – because I just couldn’t pick any of the others. Let’s hope that these new plates don’t peel . . .

  5. P.M.Jones
    August 24, 2019 @ 11:59 am

    It was suggested by someone to feature an open wallet being pilfered.
    How about a plate that is just a barcode?