About Us

We tell stories with words and pictures. Sometimes both.

Obvious State is a multi-disciplinary creative studio and indie press co-founded by Evan Robertson and Nichole Robertson. Our books, art prints and paper goods are available in our shops and through our retail and publishing partners worldwide. We’re based in the NYC metro area and have a studio in Paris.

We have a cross-disciplinary approach to our projects, because we enjoy working in different mediums and don’t enjoy rules. In short: We make things we like but can’t find, and hope other people find them and like them too.

Evan Robertson
Creative Principal, Writer, Illustrator



Nichole Robertson
Creative Principal, Writer, Photographer