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The D.C. Driver’s Licenses We’d Like to See

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The District released new designs for driver’s licenses and other identification cards last week (including a vertical layout for cards for people under 21, the better to keep them out of bars with). But the redesign (above) goes heavy on icons that mean a lot to tourists—like the cherry blossoms—and light on the stuff D.C. residents live and breathe every day—like traffic, people obsessed with their smartphones, Marion Barry, and go-go. So we re-redesigned the licenses to feature more local staples. Take a look.

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lori-id

mike-id

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Graphic by Carey Jordan

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  • Sebastian Townview

    Oh, how I want the Chuck Brown version! LOL!

  • Typical DC BS

    Would be nice if the city council would realize NOBODY wants illegal aliens to have valid drivers licenses. Would be nice too if DC followed the law and reported illegal immigrants so taxpayers won't have to fork out for their educations, auto accidents and hospitalizations.

  • Bob

    Lol 2 and 4 are killer! Need a photo-traffic cam montage with an angry guy ticket in hand. And an Alternating red-light green-light, red-light green light, for the city I call Siren-ville, StopGoStopGo City, and unfortunately, home.

  • Corky

    LOL at all of them!! They should also issue one with a tourist on a bikeshare bike wearing headphones, coasting along in front of a long line of cars with the drivers behind flipping her the bird.

  • Typical DC BS

    @Bob: I love the speed/red light camera idea. Make sure the photo light is flashed on the license!

  • Ruth

    Um hi 2:10 - I am a person and I want undocumented migrants to have all those things.

  • Mario

    I'd pay twice as much for a Chuck card!
    The smartphone dorks are pretty funny. Nicely done, Carey Jordan.

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  • Typical DC BS

    @Ruth: Thank you Mrs. Orwell. You can pull your left wing nonsense all you want by changing "illegal aliens" to "undocumented migrants", but you must be showing your devotion to Obumbler and his mantra of disobeying federal laws that he doesn't agree with.

  • noodlez

    CHERRY BLOSSOMS??? AS A SYMBOL FOR DC ID'S?? THEY SHOULD RETHINK THAT.

    THE JONES SAMPLE IS DOABLE.

    NOT FEELING THE OTHERS.
    PERHAPS ONE'S ADDRESS/NEIGHBORHOOD WOULD DETERMINE THE BACKGROUND. FOR EXAMPLE: AN ANACOSTIA ADDRESS WITH BIG CHAIR. A CAP HILL ADDRESS WITH EASTERN MARKET. BROOKLAND ADDRESS W/CATH U.

  • DC’s Baby

    The one with the Marion Barry background wins hands down...

  • Love Washington

    I had to laugh at first--a gas! Who knew! But some other choices are definitely needed! What a the DC Convention Center or Gallery Place or the Panda! Or even the Potomac!

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