Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Invading Paris- Space Invader

Invaders are some of the funnest pieces of street art to find. Inspired by the arcade game "Space Invaders", French street artist "Invader" has spent the past 2 decades creating his own mosaics and putting them up all over his Paris hometown. While you can spot the occassional Space Invader in parts of NYC, the streets of Paris have dozens of these colorful pixelated characters.  You can find one at every turn, if you make sure to look.

Glass eyes and 2 mirror pixels.
Invader Paris, at Montmartre.

Pixie Spray

Triple invasion!

"uhh" -invader

Mirrored eye rolling

"You are defeated. Instead of shooting where I was, you should have shot where I was going to be."
Lrrr- Futurama Space Invaders ep.

Fact: In 1980, Atari 2600 version of the Space Invaders game was the first ever licensed arcade game. 

Matchy Matchy


Strawberry invader around Opera.

Peeled off invader above a blood crying Konny, near Centre Georges Pompidou

Mosaic Battle

Remnants of an invader. What color scheme do you think this one had?

Invader hairstyle

Camouflage Invader

Young Parisian professionals love space invaders! Offices all over Paris splash up their own colorful pixelated characters.

Invader farewell. Nothing beats finding an invader with 5 minutes left in Paris!
En Montparnasse


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