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From adding an array of new benefits, elevating the intro bonus, and increasing the annual fee to $695 (See Rates), Amex has been doing a lot of tinkering with The Platinum Card® from American Express this year.

And now there’s yet another change to this iconic card. Amex is rolling out two new card designs in early 2022, and they’ll be available to new and existing cardholders in addition to the classic card style.

Read more: Don’t let the Amex Platinum’s new ‘lifestyle’ benefits distract you from its true value — here’s what the card is worth to the average person

The new designs were created by renowned artists, Julie Mehretu and Kehinde Wiley, as part of Amex’s Art x Platinum collaboration. Both artists previously participated in The Studio Museum in Harlem’s prestigious Artist-in-Residence program, to which American Express recently committed $1 million in sponsorship.

Here’s how to get your hands on one of the new Amex Platinum designs.

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    Both of the new designs will be available to new and existing cardholders starting January 20, 2022. If you already have the Platinum Card, you’ll be able to change to the new card art by calling the number on the back of your card or signing into your online Amex account. Your card number won’t change, and any additional Platinum cardholders on your account will have the option to switch to a different design as well.

    New cardholders can select one of the new designs when they apply for the card — or they can choose the traditional style if they prefer.

    The Platinum x Kehinde Wiley design features a botanical theme, while the Platinum x Julie Mehretu card is more abstract. Both designs are bold, to be sure — but if you’re looking to add a bit of flair to your wallet, they’re certainly a unique option.

    Read more: Amex Platinum card review

    In addition to the new card art, Amex has added a slew of other benefits to the Platinum Card in recent months, including:

    These new perks are in addition to other lucrative card benefits, which include up to a $200 annual airline fee credit**more airport lounge access options than any other card, complimentary elite status with Hilton and Marriott**, and up to $200 in Uber credits** every year.

    Cardholders also receive up to $100 in Saks credits** every year (broken up as up to $50 semi-annually), and Amex Offers** for cash back or bonus points when you shop with specific retailers.

    Regardless of the card art you choose, you’ll get the same range of benefits. Amex hasn’t announced an end date for the new designs, so if one of these styles ends up growing on you, you’ll still have the option to switch down the road.

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