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ObviousState

Literary Art Prints, Paper Goods & Gifts

New York, United States · 25757 Sales

ObviousState

Literary Art Prints, Paper Goods & Gifts

New York, United States 25757 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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"The goodness of your true pun is in the direct ratio of its intolerability” - Edgar Allan Poe. Thank you, Edgar, we’ll take that as a compliment. New bookmarks in the shop in time for our holiday sale! Save 20% on all orders with code: HOLIDAY16
Edgar Allan Poe once opined, "Of puns, it has been said that they who most dislike them are least able to utter them." Well, Poe, we absolutely love them. And thus dare we to utter! New mug in shop!
We usually reserve our Bloom literary totes for hauling books, but they did a great job hauling apples over the weekend.
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About

THINK AGAIN.

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

    Owner

  • Nichole Robertson

    Co-owner

Manufacturers

  • 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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