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April 16, 2007

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I'll, Er, Pass

Ew! The new U.S. passport is ugly! (Via Kottke.)

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Posted April 16, 2007 at 11:41 | Comments (5) | Permasnark
File under: Briefly Noted, Design

Comments

They don't even mention the GPS locator chip and tiny explosive charge in the spine.

Oh hell no! My passport has a picture of Mt. Rushmore in it?!? At least now I have an excuse for hitting it with a hammer or putting it in the microwave.

ugliness aside, I'll bet YOUR passport doesn't say, on the inside cover, "This passport is valid for all countries except: Israel" :)

yeah it's ugly, but the one i have from 2000 is really ugly too. but it doesn't have a picture of the moon in it. thats kind of cool. so are there more "icons of america" on the other pages?

i love the sample (washington d.c.) american from the slideshow. accurate.

my mom is still an english citizen and her passport from a few years ago is still pretty much the same as the one she came over here on in 1968. i'm on my 4th one, and they are all completely different.

Posted by: alana on April 16, 2007 at 08:31 PM

I saw the new passports, they seem very... ugly? Aside from the fact that they´re very patriotic and stuff I think that they could´ve made a better effort to emit nicer looking ones. I´ve seen passports from other countries that are neater looking. I´m just glad that I got mine in 2004 and is good until 2014.

Posted by: Julio Martinez on May 7, 2007 at 01:55 PM
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