The Objects that Power the Global Economy

It’s a book about 10 things that changed the world. Seriously, just 10 things. Give it to 10 friends. Maybe they’ll change the world.

December 1, 2017

the story

According to Quartz, your modern, tech-obsessed life is the result of just 10 things.

Yeah, pretty wild.

The Objects that Power the Global Economy is Quartz examination of those 10 objects and their impact on our daily lives and the world around us. It’s your coffee table’s new best friend.

why we like it

Apart from the killer premise, this book is a well-crafted masterpiece of graphic design.

What stood out most to us is the original photography. Every photo in this book is worth a frame.

The articles in the book are well-written, as you’d expect from Quartz. And there are dozens of graphics, infographics, and illustrations to pour over.

It’s one of those books you can pick up, flip between pages, and just enjoy. And the best part, you look like a flesh and blood intellectual to all your friends.

the competition

If you’re looking for other comparable coffee book tables, we’d steer you towards Made in North Korea: Graphics From Everyday Life in the DPRK. What a better way to get to know our (potential) destructors by studying their graphic design.

Either way, you can’t go wrong.

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