Eine D&AD cover and auction
You may have seen me post about Ben Flynn (a.k.a. Eine) and his street art lettering before. I bumped into him last year in a Shoreditch graffiti supply shop which he described as “the best shop in London”.
He’s just created a 2012 D&AD Annual Cover. The original artwork goes on Auction on Monday the 3rd December. In an interview with D&AD he says about the process:
Quite often when I paint a large wall I’ll purposefully select half my colours, then blindly select the others. That forces me to work with a different colour palette, and to work in a different way. A lot of what I paint is about balance and contrast; it’s boring to continually use the same colours. If you can inject some randomness into your selection you’ll create something that you wouldn’t have otherwise.
I worked a bit like that for the D&AD piece. I got the email from D&AD and it was like “fucking hell, this is pretty crazy, why me?”. I wanted my design to look like it had been painted on a canvas, rather than generated on a computer. Painting it on canvas gave it that hand-finished feel. I like things with human error; it makes it interesting and adds personality.
Spray paint on canvas, 500 x 870 mm