Eine, UK's most prolific and original street artist, joined the street art inspired movement #DubaiWalls.
Graffiti to me was never about New York skylines or people and characters. It was always exploring the form of a letter, the form of words, how letters can change when put next to other letters — just wrenching and moulding and stretching letters as far as you can. I stopped doing graffiti and started taking it in the opposite direction. - Ben Eine
Ben Eine is one of the UK's most prolific and original street artists. Over time his style evolved to become what is today one of the most instantly recognisable and distinct street signatures; single letters and cryptic statements presented in bold colours all elaborately crafted from stylized fonts. Eine's striking typography has transformed streets around the world from London to LA, via Mexico City, Miami, Paris, Dublin, Tokyo, Stockholm and his current home in San Francisco.
In 2010, Eine was catapulted to international fame when David Cameron presented one of his works to President Obama on his first official state visit to the White House. On this unlikely turn of events, Eine commented '"It's quite mad, really. But it's OK. It's not the kind of recognition I seek or get every day, but Cameron seems quite a positive kind of guy and Obama's a dude. I would probably have had issues if it had been for Bush."
In 2011, Eine was included in the biggest exhibition of street art to date “Art in the Streets” at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) in Los Angeles. In 2012 Eine created his largest indoor installation to date, painted in The Lowry Museum in Manchester. Entitled ‘Communicate’ the 82 metre long statement read ‘To Express Thoughts or Feelings Easily and Effectively’.