Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery!

Recently, the Oklahoma Tax Commission issued a new plate, and I figured it would be a striking design, especially given the beauty of the Sooner State's standard issue.

Oh, it's striking all right.  Strikingly similar, that is.

The new "In God We Trust" plate is nearly identical to the one Indiana issues!

Sure, the font for the "In God" slogan differs, and naturally it says Oklahoma instead of Indiana on it, but the inspiration is clear.

My 13-year-old daughter -- the artist in the family -- also tells me that the blue-to-flag background images of the two plates are nearly identical.

Anyone have an idea as to why they're so strikingly similar?