ObviousState

Literary Art Prints, Paper Goods & Gifts

New York, United States · 24620 Sales

ObviousState

Literary Art Prints, Paper Goods & Gifts

New York, United States 24620 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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We usually reserve our Bloom literary totes for hauling books, but they did a great job hauling apples over the weekend.
We’re excited to introduce a new line of literary tea towels! Just in time for hot beverage and book season, our first two are a nod to coffee (T. S. Eliot) and tea (Jane Austen). Each 30x30 inch towel is handprinted in Brooklyn, NY
“I would rather have nothing but tea.” - Jane Austen. Zing! What say you, coffee drinkers? New mug in the shop.
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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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