"KILLER." "POLIC3." "FLAKE." The morbid, idiotic and simply surprising all make the list of vanity plates deemed objectionable in the eyes of the Maryland Vehicle Administration. This fun interactive lets readers explore some of the editors' picks from over 4,000 no-nos.
The idea is simple. The MVA released a long, unwieldy list of every vanity plate it has banned thus far, so how can we make that manageable and fun? Instead of doing a comprehensive but exceedingly repetitive data dump, our editor dwindled the list down to 65 or so representative (and not overly repugnant) plates. After someone proposed we emulate the look of a real license plate, I built a cool little animation to switch between them.
I was the sole developer on this project, working with one other teammate who did the design.