Friday, March 9, 2012

Super Mario Invader on West 23rd Street

Are you familiar with the Invader phenomenon? Perhaps one of the most recognizable street art stunts of the last decade, Space invaders appeared in Paris in 1998 thanks to an anonymous French urban artist who began assembling characters made of small coloured square mosaic tiles in the City. 

Inspired by the popular 1980’s Space invaders arcade game – and renowned to be an invasion – the eccentric artistic approach was soon transported in other cities around the world; you can now find these little pixelized characters – the tiles perfectly represent the pixels of this vintage game with low-resolution graphics – in New York, LA, San Diego as well as tens of European and Asian cities.

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