London Street Art Guide: 3. Eine

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London Street Art Guide: 3. Eine
Eine's latest work, and possibly the man himself, on Ebor Street, September 2010. Image by M@.
Eine's latest work, and possibly the man himself, on Ebor Street, September 2010. Image by M@.
This construction hoarding on Hackney Road previously carried work by fellow street artist Pure Evil. Eine's effort spells out 'The Strangest Week' and 'Power Up'. Image by M@.
This construction hoarding on Hackney Road previously carried work by fellow street artist Pure Evil. Eine's effort spells out 'The Strangest Week' and 'Power Up'. Image by M@.
This mural on Middlesex Street is just a few weeks old. Image by M@.
This mural on Middlesex Street is just a few weeks old. Image by M@.
'Change' reads this bold message on Old Street, down the St Luke's end. This recent piece was painted by Eine at no cost, as an appeal against the knife carrying and to commemorate the life of Tom Easton who was stabbed nearby in 2006. Image by M@.
'Change' reads this bold message on Old Street, down the St Luke's end. This recent piece was painted by Eine at no cost, as an appeal against the knife carrying and to commemorate the life of Tom Easton who was stabbed nearby in 2006. Image by M@.
The giant message 'Vandalism' was commissioned for the side of the Village Underground site in Shoreditch. Image by RobOnline under Creative Commons licence.
The giant message 'Vandalism' was commissioned for the side of the Village Underground site in Shoreditch. Image by RobOnline under Creative Commons licence.
A view of Eine's shutters in and around Middlesex Street. Image by Art of the State in the Londonist Flickr pool.
A view of Eine's shutters in and around Middlesex Street. Image by Art of the State in the Londonist Flickr pool.
The tools of the trade. Eine spent the weekend painting a giant AntiAntiAnti onto a wall on Ebor Street. Image by M@.
The tools of the trade. Eine spent the weekend painting a giant AntiAntiAnti onto a wall on Ebor Street. Image by M@.

By now, Ben Eine probably needs no introduction, even to the most unobservant of Londoners. His giant letters have decorated the shutters of the East End for over half a decade. More recently, he hit world headlines after David Cameron handed a specimen of his work (though not a whole shutter) to President Obama. We decided to regurgitate the old master for the latest in this series because, well, he's been particular busy of late. We even chanced across him this weekend putting the finishing touches to one of his largest work yet, on Ebor Street, Shoreditch.

As always, we've started off a map of his work, in case anyone wants to go on a tour. We've left the shutter paintings off because, frankly, there are so damn many of the blighters. Fortunately, 'TheoGB' did a good job of plotting their locations a couple of years ago. Many more have sprung up since then, with a whole lowercase alphabet at the southern end of Middlesex Street. Our map instead focuses on his larger-scale works. Note that the map is a starting point and not a definitive collection - please suggest anything we've missed in the comments.


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Green = still present, yellow = status unknown (to us...let us know), red = gone.

Previously: Stik, Roa.

Last Updated 27 September 2010