Born in London, Ben Eine is one of the most successful street artists in the world and is regarded as a pioneer in the exploration of graffiti letterforms. Eine started his career over 30 years ago, leaving his first tag all over London before developing his distinct typographic style. The artist is currently operating with the belief that street art is distinct from graffiti, saying “street artists want to add something to the environment. They consider the audience, whereas graffiti writers don’t care about anyone except themselves, they do it purely for the kick”.
The work of Ben Eine can be recognized by its colorful and bright nature with beautiful creations and forms that often present itself in letters. The work of the artist catches the public’s attention by engaging in a unique way. Eine’s painted shop shutters and murals can be found all over the world. His distinctive letters spell words and phrases across walls from London to LA, Florence to Tokyo as the artist continues to use street art to engage and surprise the public.