Lovely Passport Designs

Countries with rich heritage should showcase it more often. What better way to let the world know than passport. It’s literally the window to the world, one in which if designed properly, subtly boosts its soft power.

I praised the design of Japan’s new passport ahead of Tokyo Olympic in 2020. Besides having one of the most powerful passports in the world, it also has one of the best passport designs anywhere in the world.

Adding to my list of favourite passport designs come in the form of Canadian and Norwegian. The former has pages containing national icons that reveals itself under UV light. Norway’s version has an understated cover with natural landscapes inside, with aurora appearing when UV light is shone.

How delightful it must be when immigration officers chanced upon them for the first time.

(via Ia Inc.)