Ben's work is inspired by textures found in everyday life, surrounding us on the streets and buildings, the rusting metals and corroded weather swept posters of the streets and billboards.

Working in a multitude of media and materials, some of his influences include comic book art, surfing, skateboard culture, Japanese graphics, the Mexican "Dia de la Muerte", typography, nature and the human condition.

His work is in private collections throughout the UK, in Australia, New York, Barcelona, Japan and has featured in Design Week, The Observer, Elle Déco, Plus1 and GQ magazines to name but a few.

Read our interview with Ben Allen here.