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?


  1. Plagiarism comes to mind...that, or maybe the plate designer in OK is a former Hoosier.

  2. Could be. I've heard that Indiana is changing theirs next year; we'll see, I guess.

  3. The senator from Oklahoma ask Indiana if we could use their design. They didn't mind since they didn't like it anyway. I wasn't happy about that but at least it is OK. When the state only sold 61 of the required 100 plates as of the last day, I purchased 40 to be sure it made. The GT0007 pictured is one of the ones I received. Gus