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

Eric Payne 2019

Copywriting for Eric Payne (2019).

In two weeks time, LA-based shoe designer Eric Payne would debut his brand at Paris Fashion Week. He needed some words and he needed them fast. I sat down with Eric to learn about his background, inspiration, and company goals. We also talked process, materials, and attitude. The first deliverables, across web and print, materialized as a brand manifesto and concise bio, providing insightful context with just the right amount of poetry for Eric’s shoes as they were introduced on the world’s stage.

“In need of a write up about my work to help communicate my ideas and vision to my clients, I sat down with Erik and talked about my work, values and approach. Erik was able to write an eloquent, well thought out manifesto statement that I still use to help my customers understand my product.”
— Eric Payne, Founder & Designer