That's why one of the first projects of this site included no pie charts or bar graphs. No, it included photoshopped license plates like this one:
Inspired by WRAL's project, "100 rejected NC license plates," I reached out to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation asking if they kept a list of rejected plates. Even better, I was told, they had a "Do Not Issue" list of 10,000 combinations of letters and numbers banned from the back bumper of Pennsylvania's vehicles.
It took a great deal of time and several sets of eyes to scour through the list and pick out a few dozen plates that were entertaining but still safe to publish on a family website. From there, I created a quick template in Photoshop and produced a photo gallery of license plates you'll never see on the road.
No intimidating data set or complex data navigation here; just a simple, fun first data project.