- Imprint: Obvious State
- Publication Date: September 17, 2019
- Price: $9.95
- Trim Size: 4 1⁄2 x 6
- ISBN: 978-1-63330-005-7
- EAN: 9781633300057
- Page Count: 72
- Illustrations: Illustrated throughout
- Format: Paperback
- Rights: US and Canada
Sara Teasdale’s dreamy, amorous walk, visually reimagined.
This fully illustrated book brings Teasdale's exquisite words to life, following the unbroken "line of lights" that lead the narrator through an evening where everything is made magical by her romantic mood. Although Teasdale is less well-known today, her 1917 collection Love Songs won the award that would later become the Pulitzer Prize for poetry. Printed on beautiful matte paper, this petite gift book is perfect for poetry and art lovers alike.
The Obvious State Classics Collection is an evolving series of visually reimagined beloved works that speaks to contemporary readers. The pocket-sized, collectable editions feature the selected works of celebrated authors such as T. S. Eliot, Edgar Allan Poe, Walt Whitman, Sara Teasdale and Henry David Thoreau.
About the author
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.