Ben Eine is one of London’s most prolific and original street artists who specializes in the central element of all graffiti – the form of letters. From single letters to complex and wry statements, Eine has left his mark worldwide. Originally a ‘writer’ he started his career over twenty five years ago as a vandal leaving his first tag all over London before eventually developing a distinct typographic style. Specializing in producing huge letters on shop fronts, his bright, colorful letters have transformed streets around the world in cities including LA, San Francisco, Paris, Dublin, Tokyo, Stockholm, as well as his home city of London. Eine’s letters transgress the usual stylized image devised to depict form and emotion, and through a combination of color, placement, and size they become abstract and unique works of art in their own right. He was included in the biggest exhibition of street art to date, “Art in the Streets” at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA), Los Angeles. Eine was invited by Amnesty International to design their 50th anniversary poster, joining other artists such as Picasso and Miro in supporting the charity through art.
Last updated: Aug 11, 2016