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Obvious State Illustrated Classics is 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. The minimalist books are a great gift for current classics lovers and those who want a beautiful introduction to foundational, enduring works. 

In addition to the Illustrated Classics, we're adding a series of longer fictional works as part of our Blind Date series. 

All of our books are printed in California on FSC certified, sustainable paper made with 10% recycled content. We use soy and vegetable-based inks and uncoated paper for a beautiful, elegant finish.


  • T.S. Eliot, Illustrated

    $ 12.00

    LET US GO THEN  The Love Song of J. Alfred PrufrockBy T. S. Eliot  Illustrated by Evan Robertson   T.S. Eliot’s timeless modernist masterpiece v...

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    $ 12.00
  • Edgar Allan Poe, Illustrated

    $ 12.00

    NEVERMORE  The RavenBy Edgar Allan Poe  Illustrated by Evan Robertson  Edgar Allan Poe’s masterful macabre poem, visually reimagined. This ful...

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    $ 12.00
  • Sara Teasdale, Illustrated

    $ 12.00

    WE TWO ALONEA November NightBy Sara Teasdale  Illustrated by Evan Robertson  Sara Teasdales’s dreamy, amorous walk, visually reimagined. This fu...

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    $ 12.00
  • Walt Whitman, Illustrated

    $ 12.00

    SOMEWHERE WAITING Song of MyselfBy Walt Whitman  Illustrated by Evan Robertson  Walt Whitman's visionary manifesto, visually reimagined.  Caref...

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    $ 12.00
  • Robert Frost, Illustrated

    $ 12.00

    MILES TO GO Collected Works By Robert Frost Illustrated by Evan Robertson What is it: An illustrated collection of poems by Robert Frost in a unifi...

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    $ 12.00
  • Emily Dickinson, Illustrated

    $ 12.00

    Hope is the Thing Collected Works By Emily Dickinson Illustrated by Evan Robertson A collection of poems by Emily Dickinson in a unified narrative....

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    $ 12.00
  • John Keats, Illustrated

    $ 12.00

    BEAUTY IS TRUTHCollected Works By John Keats Illustrated by Evan Robertson Three of Keats' most beloved poems, visually reimagined. This fully illu...

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    $ 12.00
  • Pablo Neruda, Illustrated

    $ 12.00

    EVEN THIS TWILIGHTTwenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair By Pablo Neruda Illustrated by Evan RobertsonTranslated by Maite Jimenez Neruda's beloved...

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    $ 12.00