F. Scott Fitzgerald Giveaway

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A few months ago I found these brilliant art prints on Etsy that paired striking illustrations with an impressive list of eloquent quotes and now I get to offer one of Obvious State‘s creations as a giveaway in honour of F. Scott Fitzgerald.

What is Included in the Giveaway:

One participant will win one unframed F. Scott Fitzgerald Quote Art Print. The winner gets to choose between two Fitzgerald prints created by Obvious State.

How to Enter the F. Scott Fitzgerald Giveaway:

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You must leave at least one comment on this post in order to win. Giveaway runs from May 10th – 31st.

The Prints

Fitzgerald Art Print by Obvious State

Print Title: “Martini
Quote: They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.
Source: This Side of Paradise
Medium: Digital illustration fine art print
Size: 13×19 inches with white border
Paper: Heavy premium archival paper
Finish: Matte, slightly textured

Fitzgerald Art Print by Obvious State

Print Title: “Tear
Quote: Lie to me by moonlight. Do a fabulous story.
Source: The Offshore Pirate
Medium: Digital illustration fine art print
Size: 13×19 inches with white border
Paper: Heavy premium 270 gsm archival paper
Finish: Matte, slightly textured

The Artist

Evan Robertson’s creations begin with his bookshelf. Starting with the underlined passages in his favourite paperbacks, he then brainstorms possible companion images. Sometimes it only takes a few sketches, other times it takes dozens before he discovers the right one. From there, he creates a master sketch that he finalizes on the computer.

Robertson honours each author’s well-chosen words with his own thoughtful creative images. I appreciate the precision of the illustrations — they are each exactly what they need to be. Some prints are stark and spare and others are meticulously detailed.

Obvious State Art Prints

Besides Fitzgerald, the list of authors runs like this — Jane Austen, Emily Brontë, ee cummings,T. S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Keats, Jack London, George Orwell, Edgar Allen Poe, Kurt Vonegut, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf — and it keeps going.

Obvious State Art Prints

» Browse Robertson’s Etsy Shop — Obvious State — and start your collection today!
» Find out more info at Robertson’s website: Obvious State

Gimme Some Gatsby

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. This giveaway has been sponsored by Obvious State. I was in no way compensated to host this giveaway, and all opinions are my own as always.
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Bet Mercer is a poet-photographer who writes at Gimme Some Reads and Everyday Poetry. She loves quotes, reading her favourite books over again, great conversation, laughter, trees, films, and travelling the world. Follow along with Bet on Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flickr, Etsy and Google+.

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  1. Nathan — May 10, 2013 @ 6:14 am (#)

    My fav Fitz is actually a short story called “Return to Babylon.” Just heartbreakingly brilliant.

    • bet — May 10th, 2013 @ 4:52 pm

      Well, then I definitely need to read it.

    • Sara — May 16th, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

      I am usually a fan of heartbreakingly beautiful.

  2. Julie — May 10, 2013 @ 4:48 pm (#)

    I just finished “Z” the novel about Zelda Fitzgerald and I can’t wait to reread the Great Gatsby. Knowing a little bit more about their lives makes the story better for me, even though they had a difficult time.

    • bet — May 10th, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

      I always love knowing a bit of backstory. What did you think of “Z” — would you recommend it?

  3. Bianca — May 10, 2013 @ 9:05 pm (#)

    My favorite is The Great Gatsby!

  4. Katie Contests — May 12, 2013 @ 3:57 pm (#)

    My fav by him is a short story you may have heard of – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

  5. Katie Contests — May 12, 2013 @ 4:02 pm (#)

    Fav quote – “I want to know you moved and breathed in the same world with me.”

    • bet — May 16th, 2013 @ 11:49 am

      Ooh. Nice one.

  6. Molly — May 14, 2013 @ 4:37 pm (#)

    I’m a Gatsby fan! :)

  7. moe — May 16, 2013 @ 10:14 am (#)

    Gatsby is the only Fitzgerald book I’ve ever read, so I’ll say it’s my fave. :)

  8. Cass — May 16, 2013 @ 10:27 am (#)

    I have read Tender is the Night, but no doubt about it, Gatsby is my fav.

  9. Amanda L. — May 16, 2013 @ 10:29 am (#)

    Is The Offshore Pirate about pirates?! I might love that one…or at least like it.

    • bet — May 16th, 2013 @ 11:49 am

      Ha! :) I have a feeling it’s not technically about pirates…

      • Amanda L. — May 16th, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

        Poop (deck). hahahahahahaha.

  10. Melody Harris — May 16, 2013 @ 11:27 am (#)

    I’m sad, I’ve only read Gatsby. Do you hate me? :)

    • Melody Harris — May 16th, 2013 @ 11:32 am

      “No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.” —Nick Carraway

      • bet — May 16th, 2013 @ 11:49 am

        Oooh. Good one.

    • bet — May 16th, 2013 @ 11:48 am

      Of course, not! I’ve only read Gatsby myself. But now I certainly plan to read more!

  11. sara — May 16, 2013 @ 11:54 am (#)

    favorite fitzgerald: gatsby. favorite character: gatsby.

  12. Kelli Arrandale — May 16, 2013 @ 1:51 pm (#)

    Looking forward to reading more Fitzgerald. Re-reading Gatsby for the first time in 25 years:)

  13. Sara — May 16, 2013 @ 2:11 pm (#)

    I mean, I know Gatsby is not really a romantic *comedy*, but if it were, Nick Carraway = Nick from “The New Girl”? Eh? Maybe? I could picture it.

    • bet — May 21st, 2013 @ 3:13 pm

      Haven’t seen The New Girl — so I can’t say. I’m intrigued by the romantic comedy idea of Gatsby, though… Hrm…

  14. Ali | Gimme Some Oven — May 16, 2013 @ 4:04 pm (#)

    Gatsby, but I need more Fitzgerald in my life!

  15. Tashia Roffey — May 16, 2013 @ 4:40 pm (#)

    For the pure over-the-top excess and tragedy, Gatsby is fabulous. However, the heartwrenchingly tragic “Tender is the Night” rates very highly in my, uh, book!

  16. Nikki — May 16, 2013 @ 4:56 pm (#)

    Why Gatsby is, of course!

  17. Craig — May 16, 2013 @ 5:06 pm (#)

    My favorite Fitzgerald book is The Great Gatsby.

  18. Talia Albano — May 16, 2013 @ 6:03 pm (#)

    I wish I could say that I’ve read more Fitzgerald than just Gatsby, but alas — Gatsby is the winner by default :)

  19. Kerry — May 16, 2013 @ 8:40 pm (#)

    I’m in the same boat as Talia. Haven’t read other Fitzgerald, but after rereading The Great Gatsby, I want to read more of his works.

  20. Steph — May 16, 2013 @ 9:42 pm (#)

    Gatsby of course!

  21. Amy — May 20, 2013 @ 1:07 pm (#)

    I love this give-away! My favorite Gatsby character is…Gatsby

  22. michelle — May 22, 2013 @ 4:30 pm (#)

    I love those prints! There’s a great Tolstoy one from Anna Karenina, and also a nice T.S. Eliot one from J. Alfred Prufrock.

    • bet — May 22nd, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

      I know — there are so many good ones! I kind of want to line an entire room with them.

  23. Olivia Price — May 25, 2013 @ 11:09 am (#)

    “He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced–or seemed to face–the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.”

  24. Elizabeth G. — May 31, 2013 @ 7:14 am (#)

    I love Gatsby!

  25. Kristen M — May 31, 2013 @ 4:43 pm (#)

    “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
    The Great Gatsby

  26. Kristen M — May 31, 2013 @ 4:48 pm (#)

    I have to confess that I had to look up “other” books to answer this question. I’ve read The Great Gatsby and enjoyed it. I was also reminded of Bernice Bobs Her Hair, another of his stories I enjoyed.


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