Neue explains: "The overall purpose was to increase security concerning Norwegian passports, ID cards, and travel documents. But a very important aspect of the task was also that the passport should have a solid foundation with the Norwegian people. The design has to create a sense of belonging and connection across age, gender, and regions in Norway. Therefore, it was important to look at our historical foundation and what in the Norwegian culture that creates a sense of belonging. It’s nature. It is, and has always been, part of our history."
Thus, the pages depict fjords, mountains, forests, and rivers—plus the Northern Lights. The geometric illustrations ensure the visibility of stamps and information. However, the surprise leaps out from under the ultraviolet light of the scanner: the images come to life in color and detail. The cover's lines, essentiality, and colors bring to mind refined agendas rather than passports. This makes them a thrilling update.