5 Reasons Why Artist Wallets are 2019’s Top Accessory

by Ankit R on March 01, 2019


Artist Wallets: What’s the Difference?

You might be asking yourself, what’s the difference between a regular wallet and an artist-designed one? Artist wallets are special because they bridge the gap between fine art in a gallery, and fashion accessories. Instead of keeping your favorite art pieces up on a wall, you can bring them out into the world with you. Whether you’re an art lover or simply looking for a unique design that stands out from the crowd, artist wallets can get you there. From the design, social impact, to the surprisingly affordable prices, these colorful wallets are quickly becoming 2019’s top accessory.

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Support the Arts Globally

Paperwallet is committed to supporting international artists. Our artist wallets feature the work of creatives spanning continents - countries including, Germany, New Zealand, Japan, Argentina, the USA, and more. We think it’s important to share the love of art and creativity with as many people as possible.

When you purchase a Paperwallet product, you play a much bigger part in this process than you may realize. Our artist wallets and accessories act as portable art galleries, exposing more of the world to our incredible artists each and every time you take out your wallet.

Think your art is wallet-worthy? Submit your design for consideration for our next artist wallets.


Artist Wallets Come in Special Packaging

With each Paperwallet purchase, your artist wallet will arrive in special packaging outlining the features of your wallet. We give you the scoop on the incredible power of Tyvek material, which your wallet is made from, and the delicate origami folds that provide that slim look. You’ll also get a chance to learn about the artist who created the design that keeps you and your accessories looking fresh.

Here’s an example of one of our card wallets’ packaging, featuring the artist profile of Harshada Marne. Image of paperwallet packaging - slim wallet designed by harshada marne


Artist Wallets Are Better for the Environment

At Paperwallet, we pride ourselves on creating a positive impact in the world and doing our part to better the earth we all live on. This means we’ve chosen to use Tyvek® material to minimize our carbon footprint. This material is incredible because it’s very thin, but highly durable, so the artist wallet will last through life’s wear and tear. Additionally, when the time does come to get a new wallet, Tyvek® is 100% recyclable and can be reused up to four or five times.


Small Batch Production

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We know our Paperwallet customers are unique and one-of-a-kind, that’s why we do our best to make sure the accessories you use send that message too. Each of our Paperwallet designs is only produced in small batches. While there may be some competition to snag one of our artist wallets while they’re available, if you do manage to get one, you’ll be of the few in the world with that custom piece. Luckily for you, this means you never have to worry about showing up to the party looking like everyone else.


Artist Wallets Provide Affordable Luxury

We like to think artist wallets strike the perfect balance for art-lovers on a budget. If you can’t afford to cover your walls in exclusive paintings, you can show off your good taste via your accessories instead! The Paperwallet artist wallets range in size and price depending on your needs.

Whether you’re looking for the most compact wallet, our card wallet ($17.00 USD), a medium-sized wallet with room for cards and cash like the slim wallet ($25.00 USD), or one of our larger artist wallets like the clutch wallets ($39.00 USD), we’ve got you covered. With all of our wallets ranging between the $15-39, many customers opt to get several designs so they’re prepared for every occasion. Artist wallets truly are the affordable luxury you deserve.


About Our Artists

Our artist wallets wouldn’t exist without the artists who design them! The Paperwallet brand has featured artists from several disciplines, from woodcut printing to photography to digital design. We take each of these designs and convert them into the artist wallets. Here’s what a few of our popular artists had to say about collaborating with Paperwallet to design their artist wallets:

Dylan Bakker was inspired by Carl Sagan and a romanticized vision of astronomy for his work and was excited to craft his original designs for Paperwallet, “I knew straight away that this was an interesting and exciting chance for me.”

Roman Klonek says he hopes his artist wallet helps others become more open-minded, “Art can help us understand that the world is not always just as we see it. Another world is possible. I think “strangeness” is a good word for my art. Even if strangeness generates fear, it might be good to come a little closer. Strange or different does not always mean evil.”

Check out our full Artists page for more information on our current and previous artist partners.




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