Erik Benjamins

29 September 2022

  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. Building Block
  8. Butts of Florence
  9. Confessions of an Anonymous Recipe
  10. Crying Into the Breadbox
  11. Disintegrating Smeller
  12. Eric Payne
  13. Forgetting the Words
  14. Free Smells
  15. Happiness for Art21 Magazine
  16. Jeremy Hunter’s Practice of Life
  17. Running of the Interns
  18. Self-squaring and Double Acting
  19. Sitting Suite for Seed
  20. To Sit is to Time Travel
  21. Use All Five
  22. Wood Fire Chicken for Lucky Peach
  23. Young Joon Kwak’s ‘The Cave’
  24. Show All

Building Block 2016

Copywriting for Index, a publication by Building Block (2016).

Working in collaboration with the co-founders and graphic designer of Building Block, an accessories studio with a global following, I wrote a pared down text that punctuated a seasonal catalog. My brief was to write in a minimal, timeless voice, almost as if the bags themselves were whispering their philosophy into your ears.

“Erik has a wonderful skill for distilling large concepts into relatable messages without subtracting importance. For our Building Block Index, he showed his talent by translating our brand's form language into a humble and concise guide.”
— Kimberly & Nancy Wu, Co-founders

Published by Building Block
28 pages, full color, 5 x 8.5 in.