Ben EINE was born in london, england, in 1970 and is one of london’s most prolific street artists, specialising in the central element of all graffiti – the form of letters. originally a writer, ben eine started his career over twenty five years ago leaving his first tag all over london before developing the distinct typographic style we know him for today.
Specializing in painting huge single letters on shop fronts, ben eine’s bright, colourful letters have transformed streets around the world, most famously ‘alphabet street’ – the shutters and murals he painted in middlesex street, London.
Ben Eine shot to international fame when the camerons presented one of his works to president obama as a gift on their first official state visit and his subsequent san francisco solo show sold out prior to opening. Ben was also included in the biggest exhibition of street art to date “art in the streets” at the museum of contemporary art (moca), los angeles.
In July 2010, President Barack Obama was presented with a painting by Eine, Twenty First Century City, as an official gift from the British Prime Minister. David Cameron.
Ben is currently in Laguna Beach with Casper of ExplosiveIDEAZ creating an independent mural as a gift to the city.