Ben Flynn, better known as Ben Eine, is a graffiti writer and street artist from London. He is best known for his alphabet lettering on shop fronts in the London boroughs of Shoreditch, Brick Lane and Broadway Market.
Eine first became known in the ‘commercial’ graffiti scene through his symbiotic partnership with London graffiti artist Banksy; through Eine, Banksy gained access to the underground scene and through Banksy, Eine gained access to the commercial world. Ben Eine is known for his iconic, highly recognisable and numerous lettering styles such as Shutter, Circus, Neon, Elton, Vandalism, Tenderloin and Wendy. The sheer arrangement of the letterforms is usually accompanied by a clever ironic twist in the content, as suggested by the words on the canvases. The series features artworks that are particularly interesting in their choice of colour and visual execution. Visibility and invisibility are in constant interplay in the artworks.