I’ve lived in three countries so far, and I got some official documents from all of them (Germans definitely spam way more than the others). I think it’s interesting to compare, how different approaches they have to the design of those documents.

🇵🇱 Poland

Let’s have a gradient background, microprint, watermarks, shitloads of eagles and other things!

🇩🇪 Germany

We don’t give a fuck, just print it out. Yes, monospace fonts are fine.

🇳🇱 The Netherlands

We’ll just put a small deep-blue ribbon on a clean design. They’ll know it’s a fucking ROYAL letter!

They’re killing it with that modernised coat-of-arms on that blue background notch 😍 They even put it on government buildings and minister’s twitter accounts.