My contribution to the State Plates Project curated by Jonathan Lawrence. 

As its a license plate, I wanted to maintain functionality while still taking advantage of the fictional nature of the project and have some fun for fun's sake.

My schpeel:

I once had a conversation with some Frenchmen who burst into excitement when I told them that I was from Mississippi, asking me all about The Blues (which I had always taken for granted.) It was born in Mississippi and then spread up the River stream to become America’s music. I wanted to pay tribute to our musical heritage and those beautiful S’s of the state’s saving grace, the wordmark.