Urban artists Ben Eine and Jo Peel have been creating epic murals at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London as part of a participatory public art project entitled ‘Living Walls’. Through collaborations with the local community, the major project aims to create world class art for everyone to enjoy in and around the park.
Ben Eine has produced a monumental 400m long mural stretching over the Olympic Park hoardings. Titled ‘The Review’, it is his largest street art work to date. Eine has been inspired by the proposed plans for a new cultural quarter on the park and his signature circus font depict adjoining adjectives referring to the Games.
Jo Peel is currently working on ‘Meet Me in the City’, a project to recreate her urban landscapes of local landmarks in 3D, using common structural elements such as windows and doors. Stories of love, relationships, dreams and emotions surrounding the Olympic Park development will be told by Peel along 200m of canal side hoardings. Her mural will incorporate parts of Hackney Wick and chart their change from an industrial to culturally significant area.
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