Ben Eine is a street artist based in London, most notable for his alphabet lettering on shop shutters in London's Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Broadway Market areas. He has also taken his lettering to the streets of Paris, Stockholm, San Francisco, and more. Eine first came to prominence in the "commercial" graffiti scene through his symbiotic partnership with London graffiti artist Banksy; through Eine, Banksy was able to access the underground scene and through Banksy Eine accessed the commercial world. In his commercial work he has produced numerous lettering styles including: Shutter, Circus, Neon, Elton, Vandalism, Wendy, and Tenderloin.
Eine made the headlines and achieved overnight international fame in July 2010 when David Cameron gave his painting “Twenty-first Century City” to Barack Obama as a gift. Eine wrote on his website: ‘‘it’s been a weird day… David Cameron has given one of my paintings to President Obama in an Art Swap.’’