Celebrated street and letterform artist Ben Eine has returned to Ebor Street in East London to paint a giant mural that reads 'Love Love Love'.
The striking artwork unveils his latest font Neon but its main purpose is to spread a little positivity. "Currently, it feels like we are surrounded by a lot of hate, anger, frustration and negativity, which is evident on the TV and when you read the news in the paper," says Eine. "This new piece, along with some summer sunshine, will hopefully bring those who see it a little bit of happiness. I’m trying to put something positive out there and do something to make people feel a little bit happier for that moment."
This latest mural marks 10 years of Eine painting the same wall – a wall that belongs to advertising firm Mother and has become something of a famous hotspot for street art. Back then, it read 'Pro Pro Pro' and other various messages such as 'Peace Is Possible' in response to the UK’s current knife crime epidemic in 2018.
This time around, the message from Eine is simple: a colourful and positive 'Love' in three different Eine fonts – the NewCircus font, Keyline and Neon. "The wall needed a fresh lick of paint and it's summer - what better time to share the message," adds Eine.
Founder of ad agency Mother, Mark Waites, says: "For almost a decade Ebor Street is Eine's street, everybody knows that – it is now an iconic location. We're proud to contribute in some small way to the gallery that Shoreditch has become. The photographers and directors who use Ebor Street almost daily for their shoots will be very happy. Get it while it's fresh!"