Eine: Typographic Vandal

Many Londoners, particularly those who frequent Shoreditch and Old Street, will be familiar with the work of street artist Eine: his bright lettering adorns many a shop shutter – a project which originally started when he used four shop fronts on the Kingsland Road to spell out his name “Eine” – one letter per shutter. Since then the letters have become more anonymous and Eine has well and truly put bold, colourful typography onto the streets – not only of London – but Stockholm, Paris and also Newcastle…

Eine's street shutters

Many Londoners, particularly those who frequent Shoreditch and Old Street, will be familiar with the work of street artist Eine: his bright lettering adorns many a shop shutter – a project which originally started when he used four shop fronts on the Kingsland Road to spell out his name “Eine” – one letter per shutter. Since then the letters have become more anonymous and Eine has well and truly put bold, colourful typography onto the streets – not only of London – but Stockholm, Paris and also Newcastle…

Eine F
Eine's street shutter, M

Currently, Eine is showing a collection of type-based paintings in the Kemistry Gallery in Shoreditch, including a selection of new “concrete” paintings created specially for the show. Eine developed a special concrete formula which he covers canvases with before painting on – thus bringing the street into the gallery.

Eine canvases
Eine canvases
Neon canvases
Circus canvas

Eine – Vandal runs until 15 September at Kemistry Gallery, 43 Charlotte Street, London EC2A 3PD

Also see www.einesigns.co.uk

Thank you to Venetia Berry @ Kemistry Gallery for taking the images of Eine’s shutters for this blog post

  • Mat

    Anyone in the Newcastle area will surely recognise this guy’s work all along Pink Lane – Newcastle’s hatchery of new graphic talent.

  • Dan

    I always wondered what this was about in Newcastle, round Charlotte Square/Pink Lane….