The Cover of Money

Posted by Rob Walker on May 27, 2007
Posted Under: Consumed

In Consumed: Credit Covers: Treating the credit card as an “edgy artwork” canvass.

The most recent figures from the Federal Reserve noted an uptick of more than 9 percent in “revolving credit” — that is, the debt carried by the millions of American consumers who don’t pay off their cards every month — putting the total at $888.2 billion as of March. Still, some consumers have come to see the credit card as an emblem of something other than an albatross of monies owed. A few months ago, a company called CreditCovers started selling “skins,” with special designs that consumers can stick over the fronts of their cards, theoretically transforming them from mere financial tools to emblems of identity and potential conversation starters….

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Written By christophe on May 30th, 2007 @ 4:05 am
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