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'Franz Kafka - Machine' is an open edition, illustrative literary print by New York City based creative studio 'Obvious State'. This artwork is printed on heavy premium 270 gsm Fine Art paper with an elegant eggshell finish.

"Working in silence, the machine became invisible." - Franz Kafka

A gentleman strides forth on a treadmill of ones and zeros, oblivious to the invisible super-structure which he powers, and which powers him. Sometimes, in those rare moments of reflection that jostle his perception sideways, he catches a glimpse of it in the corner of his eye - perhaps he catches the eye of another person on another cog as they co-whirl. But the stream flows on and he quickens his step to catch up.

A warning against mindless obeisance to the quiet, external forces in life - social, political, economic - this design also serves as a gentle reminder to investigate the internal habits and routines that can hold one back. Quotation from Kafka’s short story “In the Penal Colony."

Frame Details: We use sustainable wooden frames and glass, not fibreboard and acrylic which typically you find in 'off the shelf' frames. Unlike acrylic, glass does not lose its clarity over time and can be easily and safely cleaned. We have been successfully shipping ready to hang frames containing glass since we opened in 2005. There are two finishes to choose from: black or white.

For frame details click the ‘View Frame Details’ link above.

Packaging Details: We go to great lengths to ensure that your purchase arrives in perfect condition. We only use sturdy cardboard postal tubes and double walled cardboard boxes. We use as much recycled and recyclable material as possible, including newspapers from our coffee shop, Coffee Yard, to pack our boxes.

Delivery Details: Unframed prints come flat packed. Place your order by 3pm for same day dispatch. Next day delivery is available at checkout. For full delivery information, including cost, click the ‘Delivery Information’ link above.

Additional Information
Artist Obvious State
Subject Books & Literature, Graphic, Motivational
Edition Of N/A
Signed No
One Off No
Image Size 25.5 x 33 cm
Paper Size 28 x 35.5 cm
Mounted Size N/A
Framed Size 31 x 38.5 cm
Medium Print
Catalogue Number ER106_C

Franz Kafka - Machine

Obvious State
In stock
SKU
ER106_C
£25.00
£25.00
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Product Details

'Franz Kafka - Machine' is an open edition, illustrative literary print by New York City based creative studio 'Obvious State'. This artwork is printed on heavy premium 270 gsm Fine Art paper with an elegant eggshell finish.

"Working in silence, the machine became invisible." - Franz Kafka

A gentleman strides forth on a treadmill of ones and zeros, oblivious to the invisible super-structure which he powers, and which powers him. Sometimes, in those rare moments of reflection that jostle his perception sideways, he catches a glimpse of it in the corner of his eye - perhaps he catches the eye of another person on another cog as they co-whirl. But the stream flows on and he quickens his step to catch up.

A warning against mindless obeisance to the quiet, external forces in life - social, political, economic - this design also serves as a gentle reminder to investigate the internal habits and routines that can hold one back. Quotation from Kafka’s short story “In the Penal Colony."

Frame Details: We use sustainable wooden frames and glass, not fibreboard and acrylic which typically you find in 'off the shelf' frames. Unlike acrylic, glass does not lose its clarity over time and can be easily and safely cleaned. We have been successfully shipping ready to hang frames containing glass since we opened in 2005. There are two finishes to choose from: black or white.

For frame details click the ‘View Frame Details’ link above.

Packaging Details: We go to great lengths to ensure that your purchase arrives in perfect condition. We only use sturdy cardboard postal tubes and double walled cardboard boxes. We use as much recycled and recyclable material as possible, including newspapers from our coffee shop, Coffee Yard, to pack our boxes.

Delivery Details: Unframed prints come flat packed. Place your order by 3pm for same day dispatch. Next day delivery is available at checkout. For full delivery information, including cost, click the ‘Delivery Information’ link above.

Additional Information
Additional Information
Artist Obvious State
Subject Books & Literature, Graphic, Motivational
Signed No
One Off No
Size 25.5 x 33
Paper Size 28 x 35.5
Framed Size 31 x 38.5
Medium Print
Catalogue Number ER106