‘Royal’ is a 2 Colour Silkscreen Print by typographic artist Ben Eine. Printed onto 300gsm Somerset Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 100 and is signed and numbered by the artist.
Originally a writer, Ben Eine is now one of London’s most prolific artists, specialising in typographical art. The archetype of contemporary UK street-art, Eine’s ‘21st Century City’ was famously gifted to Barack Obama by David Cameron in 2010, and can be seen daily on his canvas of choice: the walls and shutters of the streets of London. His work is a celebration of font and graphics - of the shapes, curves, colours and lines, and the beauty therein.
‘Royal’ presents the titular word, printed in a serif font, each letter capitalised and coloured inky-black with thin, white highlights, for contrast and detail. Set against an iridescent, gold background, ‘Royal’ is surely the king of the contemporary graphic print.