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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
    814 in stock

    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
    814 in stock
  • Edgar Allan Poe, Illustrated

    $ 12.00
    695 in stock

    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
    695 in stock
  • Sara Teasdale, Illustrated

    $ 12.00
    809 in stock

    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
    809 in stock
  • Walt Whitman, Illustrated

    $ 12.00
    665 in stock

    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
    665 in stock
  • Henry David Thoreau, Illustrated

    $ 12.00
    747 in stock

    TO LIVE DELIBERATELY Where I Lived, and What I Lived ForBy Henry David Thoreau  Illustrated by Evan Robertson  Henry David Thoreau dropped the g...

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    $ 12.00
    747 in stock
  • Robert Frost, Illustrated

    $ 12.00
    Only 9 left!

    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
    Only 9 left!
  • Emily Dickinson, Illustrated

    $ 12.00
    830 in stock

    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
    830 in stock
  • John Keats, Illustrated

    $ 12.00
    383 in stock

    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
    383 in stock
  • Pablo Neruda, Illustrated

    $ 12.00
    1464 in stock

    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
    1464 in stock
  • Pablo Neruda, Illustrated (Spanish)

    $ 12.00
    951 in stock

    AÚN ESTE CREPÚSCULO  Veinte poemas de amor y una canción desperada Illustrated by Evan Robertson By popular demand, we have published "Even This Tw...

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    $ 12.00
    951 in stock
  • Illustrated Classics Book Gift Set

    $ 90.00
    170 in stock

    ILLUSTRATED CLASSICS GIFT SET The first nine books from our Illustrated Classics collection for book and art lovers alike. Book 1: LET US GO THEN (...

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    $ 90.00
    170 in stock