Obvious State

My Account

About Us

WE PLAY WITH WORDS. 

Obvious State is a New York City-based design studio co-founded by Evan and Nichole Robertson. We’re word lovers who make things for fellow word lovers. 

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.  

Our collections are available here in our shop and through our retail and publishing partners worldwide. 

Publishing Partners

Chronicle Books
Penguin Random House/Potter Style

EVAN ROBERTSONCo-Founder

Two truths and a lie:
I once played lead guitar at a gig with Paul Newman on the drums. My most successful first date began at a dive bar and ended at a notary public. I once scored a corner office in a prestigious consulting firm because of my pleasant speaking voice.

 

NICHOLE ROBERTSONCo-Founder

Two truths and a lie:
I wrote a weekly beauty and fashion column for Bravo TV despite having a closet full of basic tees and worn Converse. I agreed to a second date with a guy due to our shared love of The Importance of Being Earnest and Tomb Raider. I was once detained and questioned by French customs officers for having thirty bars of butter in my suitcase.

OBVIOUS STATE | 175 VARICK STREET | NEW YORK, NY 10014

Contact us

Sign up for news and special offers