United States License Plate Map of the Fifty States

November 23rd, 2010 in member junk     
DesignTurnpike DesignTurnpike, member
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Front view (Also available as a print at my website.)
In place, in my living room! A sure-fire conversation starter :)
Detail.
Close detail shot.
Another detail image.
Front view (Also available as a print at my website.)

Front view (Also available as a print at my website.)


Each state in the union is painstakingly represented in this huge map with its own license plate. The map measures about 60 x 42 and weighs about 35 pounds. Every license plate is genuine and the majority date back to the 1960s and 70s. The Michigan plate actually adorned my Ford Explorer in the 90s! I can't claim to have come up with this original idea - another artist beat me to it. But, I had to have one for my own, since his version cost upwards of $4,000! So, I began to make my own versions of this map and it soon spiraled into many other pieces for friends and family members: maps, art, sports logos, signage and more. It is now a growing hobby of mine, and my pieces can be seen in galleries, historical attractions, homes and stores across the country. Just shows what some time, patience, old plates and tin snips can evolve into. Hope everyone enjoys these photos. :)


Pattern or design used: My own design - Design Turnpike
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, artwork, family room, living room, black, retro, green, brown, study, great room, office, sunroom, red, yellow, game room, paint, orange, 60s, 70s, 80s

Comments (9)

gadgetsponge writes: That's just fantastic. A testament to your talent and patience. Great job! Posted: 3:52 pm on August 9th
LisaLoria writes: Gorgeous work of art! Would LOVE to have one of these! Posted: 4:59 pm on March 10th
TinTinJunkFan writes: Wonderful piece, love all your work! Posted: 8:32 am on December 2nd
AtticusFinch writes: INCREDIBLE! Heart and Soul cost way more than $4000.
Sheri Posted: 12:45 pm on November 24th
oldnews writes: Absolutely amazing! You do beautiful work! Posted: 8:37 am on November 24th
oldnews writes: Absolutely amazing! You do beautiful work! Posted: 8:37 am on November 24th
RustyDiva writes: Love this!!! Your hard work really shows. Posted: 7:30 am on November 24th
artteachergirl writes: It's wonderful!
Saw one printed on a huge canvas in a department store the other day...liked it, but it's just not the same. Great job! Posted: 1:29 pm on November 23rd
JunkArchitect writes: All I have to say is it's a MASTERPIECE!!

Jim

Posted: 8:48 am on November 23rd
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