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Why print?

Quartz will always be digitally native, but some stories deserve to be told in a more permanent format. We build all of our products to delight and inform, and this one uses paper for new kinds of visual storytelling. The global changes reported in Objects will have you referring to these pages for years to come, and we hope you will be delighted every time. (Objects is also the first Quartz product you can wrap and give as a gift.)

We hope you enjoy reading Objects as much as we enjoyed making it.

About Ramon Pez

Objects creative director Ramon Pez is an internationally acclaimed Italian designer and former art director of COLORS Magazine. His books consistently dominate the shortlist at Paris Photo's Aperture Photobook prize, and have won awards including the ICP Infinity award, the Deutsche Borse Prize, and Krazna Krausz award.

About Quartz

Quartz was founded in 2012 at a time of enormous change in the global economy. Our mission is to be a guide to that change for business professionals who think and work across boundaries, not within them. We reach them through our website, qz.com, as well as emails, apps, and our charting platform, Atlas. We are the fastest-growing business news brand in the world, with offices in New York, London, Hong Kong, New Delhi, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, and journalists everywhere from Johannesburg to São Paulo and Paris. Nearly all of our staff from around the world contributed to this book in one way or another.

About Qualcomm

We’d like to thank Qualcomm for joining us as a partner in this project and for supporting Quartz’s first print product. We always look to work with brands that enable us to tell stories about interesting and relevant subjects in new ways, just as Qualcomm did in its chapter on how harnessing the power of the millisecond has changed the way we share information.