STATE x Japan Artisan Series. This style, made in Japan, blends a vintage, seriously intellectual vibe with modern craftsmanship seamlessly. Enamel adds rich color to the titanium front, creating a rim of contrast that echoes the depth of the wearer. Etched channel details on the bridge, endpieces, and tapered temples evoke the pages of a closed book. The effect reminds us of Printers Row in Chicago, once the biggest hub of publishing in the Midwest. Just south of downtown, the area around Plymouth Street offers an urban oasis, steel skyscrapers giving way to timeless brick buildings and tree-lined streets.