In recent years, oval acronym stickers have gained popularity in North America. The concept originated in Europe, where two letter stickers are used to identify the home country of vehicles. Eventually, the stickers began turning up as overseas vehicles returned home to the USA, Canada, and other countries.
Although original euro style oval stickers displayed a two letter code on a plain white background, American designers were quick to develop a wide range of variations. Oval stickers that feature black letters on a white background remain popular. Some designs include a black border, along with the location name in small font.
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One of the first euro style oval stickers to gain popularity in the USA featured the acronym “OBX” (Outer Banks North Carolina).
The letters MV of this Euro style oval logo represent Martha’s Vineyard Massachusetts. A famous New England summer resort, the island is known for its architecture, beaches, and other attractions.
This KW-Kew West Florida sticker features the acronym KW along with subtitles “Kew West” and “Florida.” Key West is a popular vacation destination in the Florida Keys.
This GS – The Grand Strand South Carolina oval sticker is another example of a beach resort acronym. Located along the coast of South Carolina, the Grand Strand is one of the most popular beaches in the USA.