If you know More Than Words then you’ll know that we’re serious fans of quirky unpretentious typographic art. And we just love Ben Eine.
You may have come across prolific ex-street artist, and typography obsessive, Ben Eine’s shutter art in many a news article. Or perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to spot some of his designs whilst taking a stroll down Middlesex Street in the Spitalfields area of East London, where Eine spent a very long time persuading shop owners to allow him to spray paint each of their shutters in his trademark vibrant colours. The result was this….
Eine is the man behind the printing of some seriously iconic art over the last few years. His sought after screen printing and spray skills sit amongst the ranks of the elusive Banksy
Prime Minister David Cameron today, on his first trip to Washington DC as PM, offered US President Obama one of Eine’s creations as an official gift in an ‘Art Swap’.
This 3ft x 2ft Twenty First Century City
canvas is the design that David (well, we hear it was actually his wife, Samantha) chose to make his statement…how very cool indeed. You can find out more about how Eine opted to offer this design, here
Keep your eyes peeled for designs by Ben Eine (real name Ben Flynn). He has also taken his lettering to the streets of Paris, Stockholm, Hastings and Newcastle upon Tyne. In his commercial work he has produced numerous typographic styles, including ‘shutter’ and ‘circus’ fonts. In fact, it’s very likely that you have come across his work already without even knowing it. His screenprints sell for as little as £100, but we’re sure he can expect a considerable improvement in his income after this recent recognition.