Ben Eine gives his Scary mural a moustache makeover for Movember mental health month

Ben Eine's "Movember" Scary mural courtesy of the artist

It’s almost the end of Movember, the marvellous men’s health charity leading the way on mental health and suicide prevention (blokes worldwide are encouraged to grow a moustache throughout November which can “start conversations and inspire donations”, urges the organisation). In a clever move to mark the end of Movember, street artist Ben Eine has modified his famous mural, Scary, in East London. The graffiti pioneer has printed 60 Movember taches as a wallpaper behind the mural lettering, representing the number of men who die by suicide every hour worldwide.“Dominating a wall in Shoreditch’s Rivington Street, the reworked piece has been splashed with Movember’s branding in a nod to the work the charity does to help change the face of men’s health,” a press statement says. Justin Coghlan (JC), Movember’s co-founder, welcomes this moustachioed mural makeover, saying: “This mural is yet another example of how the humble moustache can be used as a catalyst for conversation, and we hope it will encourage men to have those vital chats about their mental health.” A limited edition print of Eine’s Movember masterpiece will be available on