Erik Benjamins

3 February 2023

  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

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.

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