Enter Chiasso and their Traverse series of plates. They are really interesting and I mean that in a good way. They're simple and they announce themselves subtly. Modern design is quiet and simple the way I see it. It shouts by whispering if that makes any sense. Even if it doesn't, these plates do that I think they're cool. Their prices range from $14 to $22, and really, who's going to argue with that?
Many thanks to Creede Fitch from Grass Roots Modern for the heads up.