我心目中一張設計良好的、乘載人民身份的身份證,是能滿足政府和人民需求的證件。
對政府而言,好的身份證設計除了功能性上的管理目的之外,還可以同時建立權威和信賴感、以確保人民的合作和心安;
對人民而言,需要得到的是對於這個國家的歸屬感,同時還有政府對“我”這個人的尊重。
這份身份證再排版的設計,就是以這樣的需求為目標來構思的。

A perfectly designed National ID Card for me, which is responsible for accommodating citizen’s identity, must meets demands from both government and citizen. Government’s intention to issue ID card is for documentation, but a well designed card could furthermore establish authority and trust from people. Standing by the side of people, a sense of belonging to this country is crucial. Other than this certainty of identity, people also need to conceive an assurance of respect to every individuals from government. This ReTypography design of ID card attempts to meet the needs of both government and citizen.

因為是單純的再排版,除了合理的整理之外,ReTypography系列都不會更動原使版本的內文資訊和元素。
身份證的再排版以內政部戶政司發布的新版研議中版本為參考依據。

ReTypography series focuses on design of typography. Except from necessary reorganization, the information and elements of original editions are not modified. ReTypography design of ID card is based on the assessing edition published by Dept. of Household Registration. 









現行的身份證爲2005年底開始發行的版本。
大標皆使用楷體、內文則不論中英使用新細明體表現,字距、字級和行距皆隨處更動,
標題字長若超過特定範圍便左右壓扁字寬。
內容圖文離裁切邊最短距離僅1mm,各邊距離也不均等。

Currently using ID card was issued at the end of 2005. Typeface choice for headers is BiauKai, and for contents is PMingLiu regardless the language’s in Chinese or English. Tracking and line-height change randomly on different spots, and header is pressed disproportionally when longer than two words. Distances between contents and margins on each sides are different, and the shortest one of which is only 1mm long.

新版研議中身份證預計2019年發行,因為計畫電子化,增加了晶片、條碼和讀機區等元素;
基於防偽考量也補充了照片副本和個人簽名。父母、配偶、役別、出生地與住址等資訊則被刪除。
字體選用皆改為黑體,排版較現行版更顯雜亂、看不出合理邏輯。

Preparing to issue on 2019, the assessing new version of eID card has new elements like chip, barcode and Machine Readable Zone. Considering security issue, new card also puts a copy of mugshot and signature on. Information like parents’ or spouse’s name, military service, birthplace and address is deleted. Instead of BiauKai and PMingLiu, it uses sans-serif typefaces for a brighter look, but the disordered layout with no clear logic is a total mess.











ReTypography版本中文選用文鼎黑體(含Extra Bold與Medium兩種字重)、英文及數字則選用Avenir Next(含Demi Bold和Regular兩種字重)。中文依資訊重要程度分為10pt、6.5pt與5pt;英文則分為7pt及5.5pt。字體選擇以架構穩固、清晰俐落為主要依據。

ReTypography version chooses Arphic Heiti (font-weights includes Extra Bold and Medium) for Chinese, and Avenir Next (including Demi Bold and Regular) for English and numbers. According to different important level, from higher to lower ones, font-sizes of Chinese in sequence are 10pt, 6.5pt and 5pt. For English, the font-sizes are 7pt and 5.5pt respectively. The reason to use these two typefaces for Chinese and English is simply for their solid structure and sharpness.

圖文元素離上下裁切邊10pt、離左右裁切邊為12.5pt。網格架構橫排及直欄皆以5pt為最小單位做圖文起始點參考線。

Distance between contents and margin on both right and left sides is 10pt; on top and bottom sides is 12.5pt. All contents’s are guided by repeated horizontal and vertical lines with 5pt spacing.














雖然多數台灣人名長度為兩到三個字,仍有更多長度變化。

如新聞報導,除了原住民的傳統姓名有多種變化,目前最長姓名記錄也到達十五個字,但現行版本完全無法因應這種變化,只能大幅調整字級、字距、或甚至不等比例變形,而未來研議版本似乎也沒有保留任何可調整空間。

Though length of names of most Taiwanese people are three or two words long, there’re longer ones up to 15 words, according to the record from Dept. of Household Registration. For aboriginals, names with different length variation are common as well. But neither current version or eID card under assessment takes the problem of varying length of names into consideration. Transforming font-size, tracking or proportion of font to fit the recklessly designed space is how it’s been done for years.













ReTypography版本在不影響版型與美觀的前提下,預留了極大可變化空間。

For ReTypography version, name lengths under three words can be arranged beautifully, and there’s also sufficient space for name 
with 15 words. 

當字長超過三個字時,只需將英文依照參考線往下移動5pt、向左對齊中文即可。在此情況下,大約可容納到八個中文字長。
字長若超過八個字,則需將出生年月日、統一編號和性別往下依參考線移動5pt,以容納過長的英文字串。

When there’re more than three words but less than eight, Romanization name would be moved 5pt down, aligning left with Chinese name. If name length is longer than eight words, contents including Date of Birth, PID NO. and Sex needs to move down for 5pt. The extra space above would be able to accommodate two lines of Romanization name then.