Check your own pockets and wallet right now – do you have any cash or is it all plastic debit or credit cards? It seems we are not much of a physical currency country these days. There are a myriad of options available for cards and providers often allow you a custom credit card design whether a photo of your pet or even small business credit cards displaying your logo.
From early times coins were stamped with dignitaries and country or region signature, and you can read about the evolution of credit card design at the CreditCardBible. What is the fascination with decorating our money? Early credit cards, when they were first introduced during the 1950s, were not always plastic:
Since the early days of credit card design, there are now thousands of designs including those of your own creativity, but here are few unique ones we spotted:
If you study the history of money you find there has been constant iteration from the beginnings of trade and bartering, to modern day alternatives like bitcoin which is a person to person digital currency. Have you been in an Apple store lately or any other retailer that employs Square’s card reader:
Do you have any unique credit card designs to share or thoughts on where money is headed?