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29/06/2012 08:38

Original Artwork Available

We have some original artwork by Eine (clearly) available for sale.  Prices start at £3000.  Please email sales@einesigns.co.uk for further details if interested.  

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19/06/2012 12:48

Tenderloin Font

When I did my solo show at White Walls gallery, last March (2011) I designed a new font which I called 'The San Francisco Font'.  I designed this font from an old Philip Morris till receipt.  Only using the P and the M, I managed to create the whole alphabet, probably looking nothing like the originally intended version -  but I was happy with the result.  I've used this font on a few canvasses but more importantly I've pushed and developed this in interesting ways on the streets.  It's become one of my favourite typefaces because of how versatile it is.   It also has more character and is more adaptable than some of the other fonts that I use.  Another interesting character from the United States is a young man called Chank Diesel.  Now Chank's real job is designing fonts and re-designing typography.  These he either licences out to large corporations or enables free downloads for personal use.  Chank saw a painting in San Francisco where I'd used my new font and proposed that he do something proper with it.  As there is already an alphabet designed in the 60's called 'The San Francisco Font', we had to come up with a different name - Tenderloin won and for those who have been to the area, you'll understand why.  Check out the new font, designed by me and Chank - you can download it for FREE by following this link

 http://chank.com/font-Tenderloin

I hope some of you will do something original and creative with it.  Or just write your name.  

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07/06/2012 22:44

New Beginnings

We're out of Manchester.  We're out of the Lowry.  You'll notice, by the photographs, on this new post that we didn't take them.  I'm in a stolen car, driving to Heathrow airport whilst we should be in Bristol.  But I digress.   Thank fuck that's all over.  I'm really, really pleased with what we did and how it came out.  So much of what we painted came from standing in front of the wall, rather than drawling over a sketchbook.  It's not so much whether its right, or it works - because in a couple of months its going to be painted over anyway.  It's more about how I'm going to push and develop my ideas and keep moving forward.  Lets see where we go for the rest of the year.  And if anyone see's Lister, tell him I miss him.  

03/06/2012 21:23

Continuing at the Lowry

Nice surprises are good and Ben Frost (our favourite artist from Sydney) turning up today was a nice surprise.  Unfortunately he didn't have the time to help us and we didn't have the time to go and party, so after a brief exchange he continued on his upwards journey.  The news that tomorrow was to be our last day painting - and now we were going to have to work through the night - was not a nice surprise.   At 10 'o clock the following morning we were hallucinating and fighting like a couple of pre-menstrual teenagers as team Lowry fumbled into work.  The buzzer sounded, pots of paint and brushes were put down and our time was up.  Cleaners arrived to make good our mess, photographers of high standards were called into action and Steph and I made a dash for the train station.    

As soon as we get some good photographs of what we painted, we'll put them up on the site.  Until then we'll put up some more of our photographs.

01/06/2012 18:21

Not quite finished at the Lowry

Another long, long day.  Since being in Manchester, all we've seen is the apartment and the Lowry - I'm sure Manchester has a lot more to offer but unfortunately we have our priorities the wrong way round.  But, hey, look how cool the wall's turning out.  When we arrived I had some sketches of the words but no idea of how they would fit, the colours and what to do with the background.  I know I've given the Lowry some headaches by not having detailed drawings and colour schemes of how the finished wall will look but I really enjoy working when I take my inspiration from the blank canvas.  By not having a concrete plan it left room for an  innovative new idea to develop and I'm pleased with result.  Two more, exceptionally long days and we're out of here.  http://www.thelowry.com/event/ben-eine