Eine Print Release and Interview

Ben Eine is one of the UK's most prolific and original street artists. Over time his style evolved to become what is today one of the most instantly recognisable and distinct street signatures; single letters and cryptic statements presented in bold colours all elaborately crafted from stylized fonts. Eine's striking typography has transformed streets around the world, and Vroom & Varossieau sat down with Eine to talk about his activities, being part of Shapeshifters, and the upcoming Amsterdam print release.


First of all, how are you and what have you been up to?

Recently, I have been moving studio and preparing for an upcoming show with Kolly Gallery in Zurich.

You have created some amazing murals all around the world, including the mural we did for the Student Hotel in Florence. Which of the murals holds a special place in your heart?

Painting in Madagascar, I was there for 10 days. The paintings stand out as it was one of the most beautifully weird places I have ever visited.

In the past you have worked together with a wide variety of brands such as the fashion house Louis Vuitton, Belaire winery, and the classic lighter brand Zippo. What other brands would you like to work together with and can the audience expect any upcoming collaborations in the near future?

I have been a great fan of the work of both Kim Jones and the band Elbow. Working together with either of the two would be amazing to me.

Recently, you released some NFTs on OpenSea that were inspired by the infamous Blues Brothers’ song “Everybody Needs Somebody to Love”. Are you planning on releasing more NFTs in the future and do you see NFTs change the art landscape as we know it right now?

Yes they will change the landscape. NFTs are changing the art world as we know it now. Where this will lead us to is still an untapped mystery, but one that we are exploring.

You are part of the street art exhibition Shapeshifters in Almere. As a big name within the world of street art, what can you tell the audience about your work within the framework of the entire exhibition?

I created a new body of work specifically for the Shapeshifters show at the Almere Museum - the piece is a self portrait - the VANDAL - a reflection of myself in a medium which connects to the streets I first started painting on.

Do you have any exhibitions and other projects coming up?

Yes, my new “Amsterdam” print release for the Shapeshifters show in Almere - it is being produced in an array of amazing colours and finishes. Also Our Types is curating a number of group shows coming up in the next year or so.

The Eine “Amsterdam” prints are available now! The prints come in Orange and Rainbow, with either a normal or more rare glitter finish. Act quick as they are going fast! Below is a picture of Ben Eine signing the prints. Get yours here.