Bruce Schneier's TSA logo redesign contest

Bruce Schneier is holding a TSA logo-redesign contest, inspired by Patrick "Ask the Pilot" Smith's suggestion, "a revised eagle, its talons clutching a box cutter and a toothpaste tube. It says 'Transportation Security Administration' around the top. Below are the three simple words of the TSA mission statement: 'Tedium, Weakness, Farce'".

I'm announcing the TSA Logo Contest. Rules are simple: create a TSA logo. People are welcome to give ideas in the comments, but only actual created logos are eligible to compete. (When my website administrator wakes up, I'll ask him how we can post images in the comments.) Contest ends on February 6th. Winner receives copies of my books, copies of Patrick Smith's book, an empty 12-ounce bottle labeled "saline" that you can refill and get through any TSA security checkpoint, and a fake boarding pass on any flight for any date.
TSA Logo Contest

(Image: I love to fly and it shows)


  1. Well, FWIW, when I flew last week, they set off the blinky alarm on my bag, asked me if I “had anything I wanted to tell them about”, and then they groped out my saline bottle, gave me a quick glare, and opened the lid and puffed some air from it into a fancy hand-held electronic nose. And of course declared it safe and handed it back, but….

    I would have been very embarrassed if I had put whisky in my saline and gotten called on it.

  2. Please please please, that someone design a nice logo of paranoic people in TSA uniform stripsearching citizens!!!

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