ObviousState

Thoughtful Gifts for Thoughtful People

New York, United States
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Announcement    ART INSPIRED BY LITERATURE

IN PURSUIT OF WISDOM & BEAUTY
Our artwork and goods are inspired by beautiful language that has stood the test of time, witty insights that strike a chord, poetry that stretches the imagination, and philosophy that prompts us to think deeply. We’re most interested in the ideas that connect rather than divide us, the nuances of the human experience, and the timeless wisdom that inspires us to think better, do better and be better. Our growing collection includes over 150 fine art prints, notebooks, books, and gifts that bring aesthetic joy to everyday objects and connect visionaries of the past to modern people.

AESTHETICS & QUALITY
Aesthetic value and premium, quality materials are our primary commitments. From our original art to our elegant fine art paper that’s milled sustainably in upstate New York, beauty and craftsmanship drive every decision we make.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY & TRANSPARENCY
We do our best to consider the environmental impact of our goods and supply chain. Therefore, we only work with partners who share our concern for the environment, and use sustainable methods and premium materials. All of our goods are made in the USA.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Evan Robertson was born in New York City and grew up in Montclair, NJ. He received a B.A. in Theater from Yale in 1996 and graduated from The Juilliard Drama Fine Art Program (Group 29) in 2000.

He spent many years in New York City as a multidisciplinary artist and actor, performing at The Public Theater, The Aquila, and The Pearl Theatre, where he won the Joe A. Calloway award for his performance as Claudio in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

In 2011, his illustration work took center stage when he used snippets of underlined passages from his favorite books as inspiration for visual interpretations. His bold, graphic work paired with provocative text quickly garnered the attention of the press, including the Los Angeles Times who dubbed it “witty and elegant.”

What began as a fun personal project quickly grew into a flourishing international art business with over 75,000 pieces sold in over 50 countries. His work has been displayed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as smaller galleries, boutiques and shop across the world. In addition to his own work, his client work includes original artwork for Disney, Penguin Random House, Double Day, The University of Manchester, Gibbs Smith, Andrews McMeel, True West London, Juniper Books, Bear Ceuse, Amala Beauty and more.

Join our 104K followers on instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/obviousstate/

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Last updated on Dec 21, 2022

ART INSPIRED BY LITERATURE

IN PURSUIT OF WISDOM & BEAUTY
Our artwork and goods are inspired by beautiful language that has stood the test of time, witty insights that strike a chord, poetry that stretches the imagination, and philosophy that prompts us to think deeply. We’re most interested in the ideas that connect rather than divide us, the nuances of the human experience, and the timeless wisdom that inspires us to think better, do better and be better. Our growing collection includes over 150 fine art prints, notebooks, books, and gifts that bring aesthetic joy to everyday objects and connect visionaries of the past to modern people.

AESTHETICS & QUALITY
Aesthetic value and premium, quality materials are our primary commitments. From our original art to our elegant fine art paper that’s milled sustainably in upstate New York, beauty and craftsmanship drive every decision we make.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY & TRANSPARENCY
We do our best to consider the environmental impact of our goods and supply chain. Therefore, we only work with partners who share our concern for the environment, and use sustainable methods and premium materials. All of our goods are made in the USA.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Evan Robertson was born in New York City and grew up in Montclair, NJ. He received a B.A. in Theater from Yale in 1996 and graduated from The Juilliard Drama Fine Art Program (Group 29) in 2000.

He spent many years in New York City as a multidisciplinary artist and actor, performing at The Public Theater, The Aquila, and The Pearl Theatre, where he won the Joe A. Calloway award for his performance as Claudio in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing.

In 2011, his illustration work took center stage when he used snippets of underlined passages from his favorite books as inspiration for visual interpretations. His bold, graphic work paired with provocative text quickly garnered the attention of the press, including the Los Angeles Times who dubbed it “witty and elegant.”

What began as a fun personal project quickly grew into a flourishing international art business with over 75,000 pieces sold in over 50 countries. His work has been displayed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as smaller galleries, boutiques and shop across the world. In addition to his own work, his client work includes original artwork for Disney, Penguin Random House, Double Day, The University of Manchester, Gibbs Smith, Andrews McMeel, True West London, Juniper Books, Bear Ceuse, Amala Beauty and more.

Join our 104K followers on instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/obviousstate/

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About ObviousState

Sales 53,341
On Etsy since 2010

IN PURSUIT OF WISDOM & BEAUTY

ABOUT US
Our artwork and goods are inspired by beautiful language that has stood the test of time, poetry that stretches the imagination, and philosophy that prompts us to think deeply. We’re most interested in the ideas that connect rather than divide us, the nuances of the human experience, and the timeless wisdom that inspires us to think better, do better and be better.

Our growing collection includes over 100 fine art prints, notebooks, books, and gifts that bring aesthetic joy to everyday objects and connect visionaries of the past to modern people.

AESTHETICS & QUALITY
Aesthetic value and premium, quality materials are our primary commitments. From our original art to our elegant fine art paper that’s milled sustainably in upstate New York, beauty and craftsmanship drive every decision we make.

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY & TRANSPARENCY
We do our best to consider the environmental impact of our goods and supply chain. Therefore, we only work with partners who share our concern for the environment, and use sustainable methods and premium materials. All of our goods are made in the USA.

ART PRINTS
Since 2011, all of our art prints are made with standard-setting Mohawk Superfine paper which is sustainably milled in Cohoes, New York. Mohawk sources pulp from sustainable forests, uses recycled fiber, conserves water, and harnesses wind power for their electrical energy. The result is a lush, elegant, fine art paper that’s unmatched in its beauty and sustainability.

TOTES
All of our tote bags are hand screened and hand sewn in Brooklyn, NY. Our print partner uses environmentally friendly, water-based inks which are PVC- and phthalate-free. Water-based inks are softer to the touch and blend beautifully with the premium, 100% natural cotton canvas.

NOTEBOOKS
Our pocket notebooks are printed and constructed in Portland, Oregon using vegetable-based inks and 100% recycled paper (a portion of which is from recycled books). Our partner plants a tree for every order in partnership with The National Forest Foundation.

BOOKS & PAPER GOODS
All of our books, paper goods and collateral cards are printed in Van Nuys, CA on uncoated, FSC certified, sustainable paper made with 10% recycled content. Our print partner uses soy and vegetable-based inks which have lower levels of volatile organic compounds than petroleum inks.

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Shop members

  • Evan Robertson

    Owner

  • Nichole Robertson

    Co-owner

Production partners

  • Notebooks Printer

    Portland, OR

    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.

  • Screen Printer

    Brooklyn, NY

    Our tees are custom designed and illustrated by us, and hand screened by a artisan printer in Brooklyn, NY.

  • USA Tees

    Brooklyn, NY

    With over 30 years of experience, Brooklyn based USA Tees has been leading the industry in screen printing and embroidery.

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Last updated on Nov 27, 2020

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