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Author Topic: What's your favorite state highway shield design?  (Read 13666 times)

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Re: What's your favorite state highway shield design?
« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2009, 03:36:10 PM »

I'm partial to Pennsylvania's which is fitting for being the "Keystone State."

Which begs the question, why didn't Delaware go with a diamond shield since they are the "Diamond State?"
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Re: What's your favorite state highway shield design?
« Reply #26 on: April 27, 2009, 03:57:02 PM »

I like California's state shield the best.  It just seems the most highway appropriate.
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Re: What's your favorite state highway shield design?
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2009, 04:05:46 PM »

My favorites are Louisiana, North Carolina (I like the simple diamond for some reason), Virginia, Maryland, California, Oregon, and Wisconsin.
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Re: What's your favorite state highway shield design?
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2009, 05:10:21 PM »

i like Wasington State, Ohio, Florida, Texas(even though it's just white), and North Dakota
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Re: What's your favorite state highway shield design?
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2009, 06:29:09 PM »

California state route...because it is simple and historic (49er spade), and the current CA US highway shield.  The one used everywhere else isn't as nice as the one CalTrans uses...I'm surprised it hasn't caught on anywhere else.  My ultimate favorite would have to be the Interstate shield. 
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Re: What's your favorite state highway shield design?
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2009, 08:41:52 PM »

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I never got the rounded rectangle on triangle that is Wisconsin's shield (even as I hail from that state.)

I wonder if Quebec provincial highway shield are inspired by Wisconsin? Their forms look a bit similar
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Re: What's your favorite state highway shield design?
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2009, 08:59:46 PM »

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I wonder if Quebec provincial highway shield are inspired by Wisconsin? Their forms look a bit similar

I think I read somewhere that Wisconsin's state highway shield was inspired by the US highway shield.  As for Quebec....
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Re: What's your favorite state highway shield design?
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2009, 09:12:29 PM »

^^Chris Bessert has a pretty good explanation up about it

http://wisconsinhighways.org/indepth/first.html

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Re: What's your favorite state highway shield design?
« Reply #33 on: May 28, 2009, 03:51:21 PM »

Colorado's my favorite, with Kansas a close second.
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Re: What's your favorite state highway shield design?
« Reply #34 on: June 16, 2009, 01:09:48 PM »

These are my favorites: Florida, Georgia, Ohio, New York, Penn, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Missouri, Tennessee, New Mexico, Arizona, California.
My least favorites: Michigan, any state that uses just the box and state name (In., Il., Md.,and Tx.), and any state that uses just the circle (NJ, IA.,MS.,and KY.)
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Re: What's your favorite state highway shield design?
« Reply #35 on: June 16, 2009, 03:27:13 PM »

I like Pennsylvania's shields the best.
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Re: What's your favorite state highway shield design?
« Reply #36 on: June 16, 2009, 10:32:40 PM »

My all time favorite has to be Arkansas, with Kansas a close second.
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Re: What's your favorite state highway shield design?
« Reply #37 on: June 17, 2009, 01:19:29 AM »

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I wonder if Quebec provincial highway shield are inspired by Wisconsin? Their forms look a bit similar

I think I read somewhere that Wisconsin's state highway shield was inspired by the US highway shield.  As for Quebec....

nope - they used to have the simple triangle, then added the rounded rectangle as an overlay to make more room for the numbers. 

most intuitive on this style:



oh and my favorite shield type?  can't go wrong with the Nebraska covered wagon - both old and new styles. 





great job keeping the classic wagon design even as standards mandated larger and more legible numbers. 
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