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Gov. Ricketts announces new Nebraska license plate design: 'Genius of Creative Energy'

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Posted at 10:04 AM, May 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-31 15:54:52-04

LINCOLN, Neb. (KMTV) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts and First Lady Susanne Shore held a press conference to announce the new Nebraska license plate design.

The new design draws inspiration from a mosaic on the floor of the state capitol building. The art depicts the "Genius of Creative Energy," according to the governor's office.

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The news release says of the mosaic: "The original 'Genius of Creative Energy' mosaic kicks off a series of mosaics around the Nebraska Capitol, all working together to relate the State’s history to the ideals of Western Civilization. Designed by world-renowned artist Hildreth Meiere in 1927, the Genius brandishes a lightning bolt in his right hand and is propelled across the sky by harnessing the power of the four elements."

The new license plate was designed by Nebraska-based brand and design consultant Drew Davies. The state will begin distributing it in January 2023.

“I want to thank the countless Nebraskans who have come to us with ideas and feedback over the years,” said First Lady Susanne Shore in the news release. “Ultimately, we found a design that every Nebraskan can relate to. I especially want to thank Drew for unleashing his creative genius to depict our state’s own.”