We love when one of our artisans is as cool as they are talented—and Eric Drzewianowski is a fine example of someone whose great personal style only enhances his art. A graduate of Portland's own Maine College of Art, Eric founded his bindery, DSKI Design, in 2012, with a name borrowed from his grandfather's painting company. A flair for creativity—and craft—clearly runs in the family.
Eric's notebooks and journals, handmade in his Vermont studio, are created in small, art-like editions. His leather-bound "cabin books" are primed for aspiring Emersons and Thoreaus, secured with hearty brass, wraparound straps, and exposed stitches. But it's the guest books, notebooks, and ship's logs Eric creates that we love most. Inspired by the history and landscape of New England, they're emblazoned with maps of the coast and striking vintage postcards that evoke the bygone glamour of seaside living. Clearly as inspired by the woods as he is by the water, we here in Maine have a lot in common with this thoughtful artist. Studio photos by Jason Zucco.
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