In a not-so-punk rock move, the Sex Pistols are joining forces with Virgin Money to display their name and imagery on a bunch of credit cards.
Virgin Money, a bank backed by Sir Richard Branson, will produce two credit cards featuring the artwork from 1977’s Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols and 1976’s single “Anarchy in the UK.”
Virgin’s tagline for the project is: “time for consumers to put a little bit of rebellion in their pocket.”
The Sex Pistols have a long history with Branson, and signed to Virgin Records in 1977, just in time to release Here’s The Sex Pistols. “Even after nearly 40 years, the Sex Pistols’ power to provoke is undimmed,” he said in a statement.
“In launching these cards, we want to celebrate Virgin’s heritage and difference,” Michele Greene, the bank’s director of cards, said. “The Sex Pistols challenged convention and the established ways of thinking—just as we are doing today in our quest to shake up UK banking.” Currently, the cards are only available to UK residents.
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