Design of New U.S. Passport

Well, there it is — a new design for U.S. passports. Let me be the first to say that it looks pretty damn ugly, and not because it’s got Dick Cheney’s mug on it. (OK, it’s not him … but still!) Honestly, I thought this was a joke when I first saw it.

According to the U.S. Department of State’s website, the design will “reflect the varied landscapes of our country and each page will include a quote reflecting the hope and success that is the United States of America.”

Sample pages include images of Mount Rushmore, bald eagles, the Liberty Bell, the moon, and other things American. I forgot we own the moon.

Anyway, I think it’s pretty ugly. But it does “incorporate updated security features,” so I guess not all is lost.

Check it out.