Obvious State, Literary Art and Gifts

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A calendar for 2017, art thereafter. Clip and frame at the end of the year (fits 8x10 frame).

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From Melville to Dostoevsky, Dickinson to Austen, we've got your favorite writer.

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Bold florals bring the sublime, provocative words of the British Romantics to life.

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From snippets of poetry to playful puns, our collection of literary mugs satisfy bibliophiles & coffee lovers.


Some call these "quitter strips." To us, they're heroes saving page corners from destruction.

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This giftable box set of 100 postcards is a collaboration with Penguin Random House.


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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