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September 7, 2011 6:22 AM   Subscribe

What font does graffiti / street artist Ben Eine use?

In particular in these examples - Extravagant, Exciting, End of the French Mystique, Vandalism

I don't if there is an exact match (As I suspect he uses some customised font of his own), just interested to see if there is something out there that's close. Also not too woried about the drop shadow effect.
posted by fearfulsymmetry to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Ziggurat is the closest I'm coming. It's a bit heavy but it has the X. But otherwise, something in the slab-serif Egytienne family.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 7:09 AM on September 7, 2011


It's an alphabet block look.

I bet there are a ton of fonts out there like that.
posted by empath at 7:10 AM on September 7, 2011


Indentifont says Putney. It's close, but not the same.
posted by empath at 7:15 AM on September 7, 2011


Giza One Five, Spaghetti Western WBW, Leadville, Egizio Bold.... none have the correct Q though
posted by TWinbrook8 at 10:11 AM on September 7, 2011


oh sorry, are you looking for the outline effect? that is something I'd cobble up in Illustrator after outlining the font. Not the best solution but needs must...
posted by TWinbrook8 at 10:16 AM on September 7, 2011


It's not based on any digital font, but this is a common wood type slab serif style, so use those terms in your search for something similar.
posted by Typographica at 10:24 AM on September 7, 2011


Thanks for all that... I was just curious to get something close. I saw tv doc on Banksy / King Robbo which featured Ben Eine and that led me to his work and another doc on him on youtube. He hints that he's interested in the shape of individual letters and how they look together so I strongly suspect he doesn't use one particular font but picks and chooses and customises to create his own.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 7:21 AM on September 10, 2011


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