Best of 2014: Norway’s New Passport Design is a Thing of Beauty
Neue Design Studio's latest project takes inspiration from the country's iconic landscape
Many people like to get new stamps in their passport but, from now on, Norwegians may be less keen to do so. Released this month, the pages of the new passport are so gorgeous it seems a shame to add anything else to them.
Neue, a multi-disciplinary design studio based in Oslo, has given the Norwegian passport a minimalist makeover. The new designs have crisp, block color covers which come in white, red or turquoise. The pages reference the country’s stunning scenery and famous fjords.
Inside, the double page spreads depicts a lakeside and mountain scene in a composition that wouldn’t look out of place in an art gallery. It’s a simple, charming picture which is beautifully executed in a mixture of cool blues, greens and greys.