Herman Melville "Compass" Tote
Herman Melville "Compass" Tote
Illustrator Obvious State
  • Imprint: Obvious State
  • Publication Date: July 3, 2018
  • Price: $19.95
  • Trim Size: 13 x 15
  • ISBN: 063-4392437-79-5
  • EAN: 0634392437795
  • Format: Tote

"It is not down in any map; true places never are." - Herman Melville

Nothing reacquaints us with ourselves quite like travel. Here, we have a map that transforms into a Rorschach test, and a compass that points to things truer than North.


This structured, sturdy tote fits the essentials and includes a roomy interior pocket so you don’t have dig for your cellphone and keys.

  • 13” x 15” with 24” handles
  • Handmade and printed in Brooklyn, NY
  • Premium, heavy 100% natural cotton canvas
  • Hand-pulled print, colors may vary slightly
  • Extra long black handles, 1” gusset

About the author

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.