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…
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 – 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