Eine pays tribute to Grenfell

A post about the recent Grenfell tower disaster.

Urban Kultur Blog

This week Ben Eine paid tribute to the victims of June’s horrible fire at Grenfell Tower with a new mural at the Village Underground in Shoreditch.

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The mural takes the emotional words of Ben Okri’s poem “Grenfell Tower, June, 2017” and displays them on the 120 square metres of prominent wall space in East London. Ben Eine’s style is instantly recognisable due to his consistently rising international popularity over the last decade and a distinctive lettering style that covers many of London’s outdoor spaces.

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“As a Londoner,” Eine said, “with deep roots in the city’s subculture, I am proud and privileged to be involved in this important and historic initiative.”

“Our hope for this mural, which we’re painting in response to the Grenfell fire, is that it will help keep this discussion alive and bring the victims and survivors out of the shadows so that they can receive…

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