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Norweigian Passport Design Easter Egg

SO NORWAY NEEDED TO MAKE THEIR travel and identity documents a bit more secure. Which is always a good thing with all the security concerns nowadays. And the pathway they took to that was putting out a tender for a redesign.

Of course, just being secure wasn’t enough. The new design had to have “a unique concept with a widely recognizable theme and a functional design of high quality”.

Fast-forward over some judging, and the winning design was declared to be from Neue Design Studio. Which not only met all the criteria, they also included a neat little surprise Easter Egg

 

They based their design on the Norwegian landscape in daytime.

Norway Passport Re-Design | Norway New Passport Design, Cool New Travel Document
Neue Design Studio

But shine UV light on it… BOOM! Night-time! And Northern Lights!

Norway Passport Re-Design With Aurora Borealis | Norway New Passport Design, Cool New Travel Document
Neue Design Studio

And if you haven’t seen the Northern Lights in Norway…

Norway Passport Re-Design With Aurora Borealis | Norway New Passport Design, Cool New Travel Document
Frank Olsen

“The concept is the competition’s most subtle and stylish, and stands out from the competing entries. Aesthetically, the landscape motifs have achieved a very distinctive expression.”

Red for citizens. Blue for diplomats. White for immigrants.

Norway Passport Re-Design With Aurora Borealis | Norway New Passport Design, Cool New Travel Document
Neue Design Studio

And they applied the design to ID cards as well…

Norway ID Card Re-Design | Norway New Passport Design, Cool New Travel Document
Neue Design Studio

Of course, there’s probably all sorts of other security features designed in. But they can’t tell you that. Because it’s a secret.

But with what you can see here, it’s probably enough to tempt you to get a Norwegian passport yourself. You can book your tickets by clicking here.

And so I’m off… to Norway!