Edgar Allan Poe
Evan Robertson is the co-founder and sole artist behind Obvious State, a creative studio in pursuit of wisdom and beauty. Robertson's fascination with classic literature began with his study of humanities and classic theater at Yale, and continued at The Juilliard School. He spent many years in New York as a multi-discipline artist and actor, performing at The Public Theater, The Aquila, and The Pearl Theatre, where he won the Joe A. Calloway Award for his performance as Claudio in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing. In 2011, his illustration work took center stage when he used snippets of underlined passages from his favorite books as inspiration for a visual interpretation. The personal project quickly grew into a small business, Obvious State, that garnered the attention of the press and design community alike.Obvious State is a creative studio in pursuit of wisdom and beauty. They are inspired by provocative language that has stood the test of time, poetry that captures the beauty of the human experience, and philosophy that drives us to examine and re-examine. They aim to create art and thoughtfully designed gifts that prompt conversations and bring aesthetic joy to everyday objects. All Obvious State goods are meticulously crafted in the United States and printed on the finest papers and materials. After all, beautiful language deserves beautiful treatment.