ben eine is one of the most renowned and prolific names in british street art. specialising in the art form of typography, his style is easily recognisable not only in the uk but across the world too. his pieces are bold and bright, with the oversized type and styling making his street art unique and slightly abstract.
before street art, Madc’s creativity started out with degrees in graphic design. her connection with street art however began in her teens, this lead her into researching the sub culture of street art in her twenties and publishing two books on the subject. the first book, sticker city – paper graffiti art was published in 2007. in this book she explores the path and evolution of hand-painted and hand-crafted posters and stickers. her second book, street fronts – graffiti alphabets from around the world, she worked with 154 artists from around the world, to design the 26 letters of the latin alphabet with the limitation of designing within a single page of the book.
quickly had to pop into shoreditch today, couldn’t pass through without some quick snaps.
june kicks off a lot of blogging events. some of which i have been to before, some of which i wish i had gone to but couldn’t. next year i tell myself, next year. this year however i decided that i wouldn’t attend one that i have for a few years now but still take some time out to wander around the wondrous streets of shoreditch catching up on what has happened to the vibrant walls over the last couple of months. this totally included a sit down with a glass of prosecco at the end of it, with some wonderful blogging friends who had attended the event.
yesterday evening i attended a book launch at the pace gallery in soho. street art, book art. it is the follow-up book to street art, fine art, which was published in 2014 documenting the extraordinary dulwich outdoor street art gallery. 15 of the original street artists that took part in the project with ingrid beazly, were given copies of the book with blank white covers. they were left to their own devises.