Wallets aren’t merely receptacles of identification, credit cards and cash. They reveal a lot about the carrier. They’re mini-portraits of a past and present life. They’re intimate yet public – personal yet impersonal. They’re with us all the time. Thick or thin, they contain valuables and ephemera. What’s in your wallet? Here’s mine. Go ahead, be a voyeur. What does it all mean, if anything? Then check out your own.
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About Steven Heller
Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.View all posts by Steven Heller →