During the weekend of May 26-27, inspired by Prem Rawat’s work and message, influential graffiti, and mural artist Ben Eine painted Prem’s phrase ‘Peace Is Possible’ along Ebor Street on the side of Shoreditch House in East London, UK.
Ben Eine is a graffiti vandal turned typographic artist, and he has worked closely with another globally well-known street artist Banksy. PM David Cameron gifted one of Eine’s paintings to President Barack Obama in 2010. As his art is in huge demand globally, he is constantly commissioned internationally to carry out his unique artwork. After finishing the ‘Peace Is Possible’ mural, he traveled for commissions to Russia, Canada, Italy, and Japan. His colorful letters and powerful statements have already appeared on shutters and walls in the United States, Colombia, UK, France, and Sweden.
Ebor Street is a well-known site for street art and especially Eine’s typography. This made it a great visiting place for tourists and locals during two exceptionally sunny days in London when people from all walks of life came by to see the artist at his work. Many got their picture taken in front of the ‘Peace Wall’ while even more posted, tweeted, and shared the event in social media.
The ‘Peace Is Possible’ mural presents an important and hopeful statement at a time when London and other cities across the UK are experiencing a rise in youth violence.