CULTURE

Artistic License

Montana, my home state, has gone back to black: After following all the other states in adapting those horrid plates with lurid pictures of landscapes and stupid slogans, Montana now shows just the state's outline...


Montana, the Big Sky State, is now bigger than all that again. Its plate is strong and clear and the same one is offered to all. And its typeface, “Penitentiary Gothic,” conveys both the ruggedness of the state’s landscape and a slight tinge of outlaw danger. Montana’s got it right.