Literary Art Prints, Paper Goods & Gifts

New York, United States · 24320 Sales


Literary Art Prints, Paper Goods & Gifts

New York, United States 24320 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Obvious State

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Obvious State

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A mug as absurd as Kafka. And like Kafka’s work, it’s contents are dark and invigorating. See what we did there? New in shop!
Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door." - Emily Dickinson. New print in shop! We love the way this quotation captures Emily Dickinson's quiet strength and fierce hope.
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Obvious State is a New York City-based design studio co-founded by Evan and Nichole Robertson. We’re word lovers who make art for word lovers. We’re inspired by provocative language and literature, and use our favorite passages as a springboard for original designs.

All of our products are meticulously crafted in the United States and printed on the finest papers and materials. After all, beautiful language deserves beautiful treatment.

In the age of clickbait, infotainment and overstimulation, slow thought has become a luxury. We hope our work inspires people to savor words and revisit big books and big ideas.

Our work has been featured by Elle Magazine, Book Riot, The Paris Review, The New York Times, L.A. Times, InStyle Magazine, Martha Stewart, Real Simple, Huff Post Arts + Culture, Apartment Therapy, Trend Hunter, Daily Candy, HGTV, BuzzFeed, My Modern Met and HBO.

View our second shop, The Paris Print Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheParisPrintShop

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  • Evan Robertson


  • Nichole Robertson


  • Notebooks Printer

    Portland, OR, United States

    Our notebooks are made from recycled books! Our partner prints all of their books on 100% recycled paper sourced from paper mills in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest. They use vegetable-based inks mixed locally. We design,package and ship the books.

  • Tote Bag Maker

    Brooklyn, NY, United States

    Our tote bags are custom designed by us and hand sewn in Brooklyn, NY by a small team.

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