ObviousState

Literary Art Prints & Book Lover Gifts

New York, United States · 31740 Sales

Announcement   Obvious State is a creative studio in pursuit of knowledge and beauty. We’re inspired by provocative language that’s stood the test of time, poetry that captures the beauty of the human experience, and philosophy that drives us to examine and re-examine.

We aim to create literary art and thoughtfully-designed book lover gifts that prompt conversations and bring aesthetic joy to everyday objects.

All of our literary art prints, tote bags, bookmarks, postcards and coffee mugs are meticulously crafted in the United States and printed on the finest papers and materials. After all, beautiful language deserves beautiful treatment.

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VISIT OUR SECOND SHOP: THE PARIS PRINT SHOP
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Last updated on Jul 2, 2018

Obvious State is a creative studio in pursuit of knowledge and beauty. We’re inspired by provocative language that’s stood the test of time, poetry that captures the beauty of the human experience, and philosophy that drives us to examine and re-examine.

We aim to create literary art and thoughtfully-designed book lover gifts that prompt conversations and bring aesthetic joy to everyday objects.

All of our literary art prints, tote bags, bookmarks, postcards and coffee mugs are meticulously crafted in the United States and printed on the finest papers and materials. After all, beautiful language deserves beautiful treatment.

CONNECT WITH OBVIOUS STATE
Follow @obviousstate and tag #obviousstate
https://www.instagram.com/obviousstate/

VISIT OUR SECOND SHOP: THE PARIS PRINT SHOP
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheParisPrintShop

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"I am excessively diverted.” - Jane Austen. Are't we all, though? With any luck, it's the fault of a good read. New print in the shop!
It’s three minutes to midnight and she’s kicking off the shackles of history. Now it’s time for her story. New print in the shop!
By popular demand: Cool Story Poe Tote. Fresh from our seam shop in Brooklyn!
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About

THINK AGAIN.

Obvious State is a New York City-based creative studio cofounded by Evan and Nichole Robertson. We’re book lovers who make literary goods for fellow book lovers. We’re inspired by provocative language and classic literature, and use our favorite passages as a springboard for original designs.

All of our literary art prints, tote bags, bookmarks, coffee mugs and postcards 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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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.

  • Tote Bag Maker

    Brooklyn, NY

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

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