Post-Brexit passport competition, Dezeen | 2017
The twelve-sided dodecahedron provides a fitting emblem for our new Federal Republic. One passport fits all, with the state of origin named on a sleeve. Once inside the passport, the distinct identity of each region is recognised by a symbol indicating its prevailing industry or characteristic. The symbols are tessellated across a population grid representing 85,000 people per square, with each region’s stripe scaled accordingly. Each visa spread highlights a different region in red but overlapping between swatches conveys the need for unity and cohesion, and provides visual complexity to make the document difficult to reproduce. Security is further reinforced by a white dodecahedron overlaid on each page, producing a layered effect which differs subtly from one spread to the next.