‘The Last Days of Shoreditch’ is a Silkscreen Print by typographic artist Ben Eine. Prtined onto 410gsm Somerset Tub Paper, the print is from a limited edition of 125 and is signed adn 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.
‘The Last Days Of Shoreditch’ presents the titular words in black capital letters, outlined in white and set against a flat, fire-engine red background. Bold, striking, and arresting: is this Eine’s comment on the hipster take over of London’s urban East End?