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Educator & Student Sale

Teachers, librarians, professors, educators and students SAVE 30% on classroom art, dorm decor and back-to-school favorites. 

Not an educator or student? You can use this discount to purchase gifts as a way to give back and support those in the education community.

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"WITTY & ELEGANT"

- Los Angeles Times 

"Clever, Exquisitely Inked"

- My Modern Met 

"VISUAL PUNS"

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"GORGEOUS LITERARY ART"

- Book Riot

Art Inspired by the Classics

For thoughtful living and inspired gifting

Our collection of over 150 illustrated literary quotes is inspired by beautiful language that has stood the test of time, witty insights that strike a chord, poetry that stretches the imagination, and philosophy that prompts us to think deeply.

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OBVIOUS STATE BOOKS

Marcus Aurelius

This modern pocket-edition of “The Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius combines theme-oriented organization, careful abridgment and beautiful illustration to create a refreshing and illuminating introduction to the wisdom of Stoicism.

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PROJECT

Women Writers

From Sappho’s ancient call-to-action, "become a voice," to Virginia Woolf’s call for intellectual freedom in A Room of One's Own, these foundational writers had a remarkable impact on future generations. 

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PROJECT

Most Absurd!

Shakespeare's silliest lines, seriously considered. The Bard wrote many a sublime line, but our focus for the Most Absurd project is on the ludicrous stage directions, cheeky insults, and laugh-out-loud observations that highlight Shakespeare's lighter side. 

If you like optical illusions, visual puns, inside jokes, random bears, cats in too-small boxes, rogue pirates, and Scotland represented as an egg yolk, this is for you.

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OBVIOUS STATE BOOKS

Illustrated Classics

Obvious State Illustrated Classicsis an evolving series of visually reimagined beloved works. The pocket-sized editions feature the selected works of celebrated authors such as T. S. Eliot, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Sara Teasdale, Henry David Thoreau, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, John Keats and Pablo Neruda. Each edition is illustrated by Obvious State Co-founder, Evan Robertson. 

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CLIENT WORK

Publishing Collaborations

From custom book covers to postcard sets, game packaging to custom prints, here's a brief overview of some of our projects with publishing clients.

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"Absolutely gorgeous. The quality is incredible, the art looks even better in person, and I loved the attention to using recycled materials. " - JB

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This order was such a thrill! There were extras included with my first purchase (several high quality postcards and a lovely note). This will not be my last order. I’m thrilled with this purchase!

Marquel

Another great Shakespeare print from Obvious State and another perfect gift for my daughter who teaches drama and appreciates the power of the arts to elevate the spirit. Thank you!

robingonring

These are such beautiful postcards and the paper quality is also solid. The only downside is that these are so pretty I am afraid I'll keep them all instead of mailing them. I'll definitely be ordering more postcards.

manasavi

This business goes above and beyond my expectations and I love receiving my packages from them! They included a gift this time with beautiful postcards including some of my fave authors quotes that I will be framing! Always packaged with care and thoughtfulness, I will continue to order from them often!

Amy

The prints look so elegant, it was difficult to choose only three among the selection on the site. We are trying to make our flat look more like home, and these prints add a very nice touch with their original design. 

Chiara Thiel

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Fast, free continental shipping on orders over $60. Hassle free returns.

Global Delivery

We ship internationally via USPS. Packages arrive in about 2-3 weeks. 

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