The State Plates Project

“Over the past 50 years the American license plate has taken a turn for the worse. We’re here to change that,” is the mission of The State Plates Project, and the brains behind the operation, Jonathan Lawrence. I couldn’t agree more, as there is very little to be desired in the design (or lack thereof) of state license plates.

Over the past three months 49 designer friends of Jonathan have taken on the task of redesigning their state’s plate. The project was completed on December 31,  so you view all of their creations (check out the archive here)!

The idea behind the project was combining good design with functionality, something Jonathan believes seems to be lacking, and that it is something that can be changed.

I compiled some of favorites below, so check them out! What are some of your faves?

// The State Plates Project

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19. January 2015 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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Friday’s Typographic Treats (108)

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// Merci

// Day Dreaming is Hard Work

// A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step

// Life is Too Short to Drink Bad Wine

// To Live Will Be An Awfully Big Adventure

// Mindset is Everything

// Be A Man And Say No To A Razor

// My Father Taught Me How To Fly

// Stay...

// New York

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16. January 2015 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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It’s #Project365 Time!

The beginning of the new year usually signifies ambitious artists embarking on a strenuous and courageous journey of creating a piece of art every day for 365 days! Below are some of the ones that I follow on Instagram. I really love these projects because you get to see the growth these artists experience throughout this adventure. Some of artists have just started, some are in the middle of their ride, and others have just ended, but are definitely worth checking out.

Do you follow any #Project365 artists? Comment away!

Mister Doodle
// Mister Doodle

Joanne Shih
// Joanne Shih

Monique McNamara
// Monique McNamara

Erin Pille
// Erin Pille

Allie Ward
// Allie Ward
Taylor Morgan
// Taylor Morgan

Nick Fred
// Nick Fred

Helen Boggess
// Helen Boggess

Noel Shiveley
// Noel Shiveley

Sabrina Smelko
// Sabrina Smelko

Jordan Cuellar
// Jordan Cuellar

Rhianna Wurman
// Rhianna Wurman

Khairul Fikri
// Khairul Fikri

Laura McDonald
// Laura McDonald

Tara Johnston
// Tara Johnston

Novia Jonatan// Novia Jonatan

Luis Miguel
// Luis Miguel

June Digan// June Digan

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14. January 2015 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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The A to Zoë Project

If I had to pick a go-to social media platform, it would undoubtably be Instagram (you can follow me @Svetsxpres). In the past couple of years I’ve come across some amazing artists who’ve inspired me tremendously. One of those effortless artists is Tommy Perez.

He’s done some pretty incredible projects, but my favorite has to be the A to Zoë food-typography collaboration he did with his 2-year-old daughter Zoë. Through this project he is teaching her the alphabet by taking food and shaping it to form the letter it begins with. Pretty nifty, huh? Letter Y was completed in early August, but Tommy never made it to Z, which is why it has taken me so long to make this post! But I couldn’t wait any longer, so the # (for Hash-Brown) has taken Z’s place! Check out the entire project below, and make sure to follow more of his creations on Instagram (@t-rez).

// A to Zoe

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12. January 2015 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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Friday’s Typographic Treats (107)

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// Joy

// Type

// Sleep Less & Dream More

A Smooth Sea Never Made A Skilled Sailor

// So Long Suckers

// Don't Try And Tell Me That Hungry Isn't An Emotion, I Feel That Shit In My Soul.

// The String Cheese Incident

// Hold Fast, Stay True

// Quality Over Quantity

// Me First

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09. January 2015 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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January 2015 – Wallpaper Round-Up

Holy moly…it’s 2015! I can’t believe it’s already January. I hope everyone has an amazingly productive month! Enjoy sprucing up your desktops :-)

// January 2015 Wallpapers Round-up

1. Pretty Fluffy | 2. Oliveandlavender | 3. Salt Design
4. Card Store | 5. Oh So Beautiful Paper | 6. Paper Squid
7. Sugar Paper | 8. Ruche | 9. Ashlee Proffitt | 10. Garlic My Soul
11. Hello Monday | 12. Sarah Hearts
13. Reg Silva | 14. Apple House Design

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07. January 2015 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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Friday’s Typographic Treats (106)

HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! I hope everyone has an AMAZING 2015 filled with lots of happiness, fun and creativity!

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// Happy New Year - 2015

// Happy New Year

// Happy New Year

// Happy Holidays

// Happy New Year

// Happy Holidays

// Happy New Year

// 2015 Bring It On

// Happy New Year

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01. January 2015 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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It’s FRIENDS Binge Watching BINGO Time!

// On The Chic Type Blog - Friends BINGOHappy almost New Year! Who else is excited that the entire series of Friends hits Netflix on January 1? In celebration of this momentous occasion, I’ve created some Friends bingo cards for anyone who wants to have a mini watch party and re-watch the best OH MY GOD and HOW YOU DOIN’ moments! There are only five cards right now, but if there is a lot of interest from all of you, I can definitely create some more! Enjoy :-)

CLICK HERE to download the cards!

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31. December 2014 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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December Wallpaper Round-Up

Happy December everyone! I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving that was filled with laughter, family, yummy food, and lots of black Friday shopping. Enjoy this wonderful month :-)

// December Wallpapers Round-up

1. Studio 404 // 2. Oh So Beautiful Paper // 3. Ruche
4. Paster Feather Studio // 5. Design Is Yay // 6. Oana Befort
7. Blythe Ponytail Parades // 8. Cocorrina // 9. Dear Lovely
10. Ciera Design // 11. Paper Leaf // 12. Reg Silva
13. Sugar Paper // 14. Sarah Hearts
15. Apple Jane // 16. Going Home To Roost

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03. December 2014 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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Friday’s Typographic Treats (105)

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// Bury The Past

// Dogs Have Owners, Cats Have Staff

// Drive German, Wear Italian, Drink Scotch, Kiss French

// No Shave November

// Stay Humble, Hustle Hard

// Skills Pay The Bills

// Design Is A Lie...

// What Ever You Are, Be A Good One

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07. November 2014 by Svetlana Bilenkina
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