Erik Benjamins

25 July 2024

  1. After-Dinner Walk
  2. Alex Reed’s Home Work
  3. Ben Sanders is Drawing at the Dinner Table
  4. Bookends & Good Hugging
  5. Bookshelves & Hard Optimism
  6. Bottega Louie
  7. Built In at the Neutra VDL House
  8. Building Block
  9. Butts of Florence
  10. Confessions of an Anonymous Recipe
  11. Crying Into the Breadbox
  12. Disintegrating Smeller
  13. Eric Payne
  14. Forgetting the Words
  15. Free Smells
  16. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  17. Running of the Interns
  18. Schindler Centennial for Cereal Magazine
  19. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  20. Sitting Suite for Seed
  21. To Sit is to Time Travel
  22. The Spongiologist’s Mantra
  23. Use All Five
  24. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  25. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  26. Show All

Dear Reader,

Avoiding the Bummerness is me, Erik Benjamins.

I help people find the words they want to use to communicate their work into the world. Trained as a visual artist, my writing is multiform and flexible, responding directly to context and audience. Whether working with an independent comic book publisher or a restaurant group, I approach each project as a collaborating visitor—a writer-in-residence even—offering a fresh perspective and an attentive ear to arrive at a polished product that sings with grace, impact, and clarity.

The style and voice of my work is as diverse as my clients: designers, artists, creative agencies, an HR consulting firm, and an educator to name a few. I believe that writing is a medium that empowers through its accessibility and as such always enjoy sharing my process when helpful for the task at hand. To write ‘in residence’, in support of others has been one of my most rewarding pursuits. It only betters my work as a visual artist, forever inspired by a love of language and its poetic possibilities.

If you're interested in working together, I look forward to hearing from you!


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