ICON magazine have a great little feature called re:think and they asked the design studio IWANT to contribute for issue 117.
IWANT chose what they consider to be the single most important piece of paper you are ever given – your birth certificate.
The design above is what they came up with and I reckon it’s jolly nice. Too be honest I am a big fan of the layout, lots of black lines and subsequent boxes, and would be very happy if the document of my birth looked like this – although perhaps with one admission. When I was born, I popped out with a thick crop of dark brown hair, which then proceeded to fall out and was replaced with a near-white blonde curly mop. Thus if my birth certificate had followed the above format, it would state that I my hair colour was brown which would be very misleading.
Some useful information on their re-design can be read here.