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If there was any name we’d trust to tackle the history of graphic design in all its glorious detail it’s Taschen. We weren’t at all surprised to learn that their upcoming coffee table book History of Graphic Design, Vol. 1: 1890-1959 follows in the footsteps of all their previous releases in that it’s hefty (480 pages, 8+ lbs), and filled with an absurd amount of detail. This particular tome is a comprehensive history of the graphic design field from the end of the 1800s to the end of WWII as told through over 2,000 designs from all over the world that have been arranged chronologically. The book delves further into the field with 72 in-depth profiles from more than 50 leaders in the field. Written by Jens Müller (Creative Director of optik design studio, award-winning designer, renowned author, and all-around graphic design expert) and edited by Julius Wiedemann from Taschen, this is one book all your design friends will nerd out about when they’re visiting—and you might just learn something in the process, too. History of Graphic Design, Vol. 1: 1890-1959 will be released January 31, 2018, and there will be a second volume released that covers 1960 to present.

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A pocket square is a touch of old school class. It’s an element that casually lets people know you’re a gentleman. This knife from Gerber borrows its name from the humble pocket square because it too is sharp and dressy. Eschewing superfluous design elements for a sleek, clean appearance, the Gerber Pocket Square Knife is refined and mature. The machined aluminum handle is paired with a 3” drop point blade and an ambidextrous thumb lift for one stunning folder. If James Bond relied on a pocket knife, this would be it.