Nichole and Evan Robertson of Obvious State (formerly Little Brown Pen) have been helping us keep our Paris dream alive through their colorful, oh-so-Paris prints for years now. Today, we’re thrilled to be giving away three sets of their gorgeous new travel posters, throwback prints designed by Evan. You can win one right here on the blog, one on our facebook page, and one on Pinterest! HiP Paris readers also get 20% off orders on the Paris Print Shop. Instructions for winning after the jump…-Geneviève. Please note: this giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winners!
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I love travel posters – both for the sense of adventure they instill, and the way they allow the artist to take a complex subject like a city and distill it to a simple icon.

When it comes to Paris, it’s no secret that my wife Nichole and I have a penchant for the pedestrian pleasures. So with this project, my aim was to create a series of travel-poster-inspired illustrations, but with a twist: to focus on the moments that you enjoy now and remember fondly later, rather than on the monuments, which instead serve only as an architectural backdrop. The result is a series of four prints that give a playful prominence to the things you do over the things you see.

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Each incorporates a classic Paris monument into the background, forming a kind of blueprint against which the action plays out – a walk in the rain, a rest at a cafe, a bicycle ride, and a champagne toast.

Each print measures 13×19 and is printed on a gorgeous, heavy matte, fine art paper with slight texture.

I’m thrilled to offer three complete sets to HIP readers, and I hope you enjoy them!

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1). Leave a comment here on this blog post for one chance to win
2). Like Haven in Paris on Facebook, leave a comment on the giveaway post, and share it with your friends for a second chance to win
3). Follow HiP Paris on Pinterest and repin the giveaway post for a third chance to win

The prints are available in The Paris Print Shop. HIP readers can save 20% by entering HIP13 at checkout. – Evan

Written by Evan Robertson, co-founder of Obvious State for the HiP Paris Blog. Looking for a fabulous vacation rental in Paris, London, Provence, or Tuscany? Check out Haven in Paris.


Evan Robertson

Evan Robertson is the co-founder of Obvious State–a multidisciplinary creative studio–he runs with his wife Nichole. In addition to the Paris Traveler Series, his recent work includes bringing the words of his favorite authors, philosophers and thinkers to life via the Illustrated Quotation project.


  1. Love the prints. They would look awesome on my sunporch which we are turning into an area for enjoying wine and visiting.

  2. Done and done 🙂 I love the umbrella one! After a wonderful year and a half in Paris I’m leaving this summer, and I’d love to be able to have one of these prints to frame in my next apartment to remind me of my time in Paris.

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