Passport is at the brink of extinction. We are witnessing its descent to irrelevance under new conditions. National states are evaporating, borders are gradually dissolving. Even in a closer perspective, electronic forms of identification will functionally outplay traditional passport.
For many, passport is associated with routine procedures; for some, with oppression and control by a state. Symbolic meaning is either rather grim — a small book that divides nations and territories (often, in a very unjust manner).
Now, when passport expiry date is imminent, it is a perfect moment to transcend its standard perception and reinvent a document that will radiate positive ideas of openness, inclusiveness and equality.
The new Polish new passport is set to revive passport’s visual concept based on positive themes and propose a new content structure to enable convenient use of the document.
Typographic aim was to make a new design utilitarian and convenient, contrasting with artisticity of visual concept. The new layout is clean, consistent and practical. Minor details are reconsidered entirely to find their ideal form and place.
Passport is compliant with EU passport recommendations. Polish and English languages are core languages given their relevance to local and global contexts.
The passport project has been published in NN6T magazine in