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FOR WORD LOVERS, BY WORD LOVERS

FOR WORD LOVERS, BY WORD LOVERS

The Bibliophilia series was inspired by an obsession with the underlined passages in our favorite books. Snippets of text from authors, philosophers and thinkers are used as a springboard for a new idea and design.

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"UNFATHOMABLE DEEPS, BLUE AS THE OVERHANGING HEAVEN" - SHELLEY

The Bloom collection marries the sublime words of British Romantic poets with larger-than-life florals for something less prescriptive and more provocative.

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"UNFATHOMABLE DEEPS, BLUE AS THE OVERHANGING HEAVEN" - SHELLEY
PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE + OBVIOUS STATE

PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE + OBVIOUS STATE

We collaborated with the fine folks at Penguin Random House to make this boxed set of 100 literary postcards. 50 designs, 2 of each, so you can keep a set and send a set.

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“Do I Dare disturb the universe? In a minute there is time for decisions and revisions which a minute will reverse.”
Hot temperatures. Hot books. Summer, obviously. Share your summer reads with us on instagram for a chance to win a $50 gift card (weekly winners).

What the press is saying ...

"Witty and elegant"

– Los Angeles Times

"...starkly designed and deftly capture the spirit of the writer's message in a few words."

– Huff Post Culture

"The rather smart Evan Robertson has created a set of posters that combine iconic author quotes with genius design work. If you don't want at least two of these hanging on your wall then we need to have a serious chat."

– Short List

"The prints are filled with visual puns and insider nudges that will have the word nerds among you punning with delight."

– Flavorwire

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