For word lovers, by word lovers
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.
"We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men." - Orwell
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.
OBVIOUS STATE | 175 VARICK STREET | NEW YORK, NY 10014