Ben EineBen Eine is regarded as one of the most important letterform artists in the world, and a key innovator considering contemporary typography art. Starting out as a graffiti artist, he began his career by anonymously painting huge, colourful letters on shutters throughout East London. These works, distinct from the more everyday graffiti tags and insignia of the time, caught the public's attention and fomented his signature style. His partnership with the London graffiti artist Banksy, at the time emerging himself, catapulted both artists to commercial success. Together, they set up the renowned Picture on Walls Gallery in 2003, a DIY space devoted to creating and selling street art.
Eine's works are included in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, San Francisco's Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum for Urban Contemporary Art in Berlin, among others, and he has collaborated with the likes of Louis Vuitton. In 2010, David Cameron gave his 'Twenty First Century City' artwork to the then President of the United States, Barack Obama.