The Missoulian reports that Montana is redesigning its basic license plate design for the first time in five years, and is looking at a retro-inspired design that harkens back to the plates of the 1970s and earlier.
The plate will feature a simple, solid background of either blue or green - a committee is still deciding the color.
Gone are the mountain ridges along the bottom, and a sky featuring blue-green hues. Also gone from the old plate is the well-known "Big Sky Country" monicker, which was placed under an ornate and elaborately written "Montana" in an Old West style.
"MONTANA" will be spelled out in plain, white capital letters along the bottom. It will be followed by "10," to denote the 2010 year of issue. Montana plates used to come stamped with a year of issue through about the 1980s.
From a design perspective, it looks much better than the other license plates being updated throughout the country. What do you think? Do you like the "retro" feel?
Montana goes retro with new license plate design