Friday, August 20, 2010

Back on our ongoing look at good graffiti, I caught an episode of Euromaxx this morning and really enjoyed the little snippet they did on London artist Ben Eine. For his first visit to the White House, British PM David Cameron chose a Ben Eine piece to present President Obama as a gift. Apparently the two share a love of contemporary art, and Cameron wanted his gift to reflect this.

Ben Eine is a relatively little-known London street artist (though perhaps no more, after David Cameron's famous gift-giving), who's made a name for himself, locally, by brightening the underpasses, bridges, and train carriages of his native south London with big, bold, and above all colorful typographic statements. His best known work, at the moment, are the lively letters of the alphabet that he's applied over (formerly) dreary metal shop shutters.

Take a peek at more of Eine's alphabet art here.

Your comments on this image are welcome, and encouraged! And a question for the photographer - Leo Reynolds - if s/he is so inclined: Is there anything special about this moment, day, trip, or place beyond what you've shared on Flickr that you'd like to add or comment on here? Along with other vivaca visitors, I would love to know more!

Location: London, England ★
Photo courtesy of Leo Reynolds

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