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This is something that some of you won’t care about at all.  No hard feelings!  We’re just chatting about the card designs in this post.

Check out more from our series on the upcoming AmEx/Chase Bonvoy cards:

  1. Announcement
  2. Changes to AmEx’s card portfolio
  3. Chase Marriott card changes
  4. 3 New offers and thoughts on opening the new cards
  5. Card designs!

I’m going to come right out and say it, even if you laugh.  I.  Like.  The.  New.  Designs.  Phew, that felt good!  I know I’m in the minority, from reading online the past few weeks, but here goes.  Check out the pictures:

American Express Bonvoy Card Designs

a credit card with a silver chip

Image courtesy of American Express

The new Marriott Bonvoy Business Card above, replacing the current Starwood Business card.

Nothing too exciting here.  Purple to grey, and they added some funky dots.

An intriguing design on the new Marriott Bonvoy card from AmEx.  This one will replace the existing Starwood personal card.  As American Express excitedly points out in its announcement, they commissioned Manhattan-based mural and studio artist, Tony “Rubin” Sjöman to design the card.  Apparently he was inspired by his own travel and exploration.  The card is supposed to show the sunrise and sunset reflecting off of the towers of a city.

See it?  Ok..well squint.  What about now?

I actually like this one!  It’s different, it’s interesting.  I think credit cards can use a facelift or two!  And no, I’m not talking about getting my actual face on my credit card.

a black and silver credit card

Image courtesy of American Express.

The new Marriott Bonvoy card, relieving the current SPG Luxury card from the lineup.  Clearly, this is the luxury card.  Why, you ask?

Because it’s black!  That’s the color of luxury, or at least according to American Express it is.  (Centurion card, anyone?)  Apparently, these guys agree with them.

Chase Bonvoy Card Designs

a close-up of a credit card

This is the leader of the pack – the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless card.  This is the only Chase card that is not either already discontinued or being discontinued after the change to Bonvoy.  Personally, I think they did a good job of maintaining the Bonvoy brand recognition, while subtly differentiating from the American Express Bonvoy card designs.

Don’t forget, Chase will be releasing a new, no annual fee Marriott Bonvoy card this summer.  I’ll be interested to see whether they opt for a design similar to the Bonvoy Boundless above, or make it into something fancier, like the personal Bonvoy card from American Express.

The rest of the Chase cards aren’t getting much attention.  That makes sense because…they’re discontinued, remember?  I’ve included a few examples below, and you’ll notice that they all look almost identical to the former versions of the cards.

a screen shot of a cell phone a black arrow pointing to the right

Virtually no change, right?  It makes sense.  Why would you put effort into a designing a new card that far fewer people will have?  I assume these cards will be completely discontinued after a few more years, and card members will be switched to a different product in the Chase lineup.

I know what you’ll all say, but I have to ask…do you like the new designs?

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