One of my favourite memories of my trip around Europe in 2001 was discovering the art of Space Invader. I was wandering around Aix-en-Provence and there was this funky mural of a Space Invader character. How odd, I thought, then moved on. Later I saw more space invaders in Genève and by the time I saw them in Paris I knew I'd discovered something truly weird.
It's been a few years now and the artist has become more explicit about his work, including a fancy web map. And a lot of people have caught on to it. There's still a special thrill for me when I run into one of his mosaics somewhere, and it's fun to get photos. I love the way his work turns urban spaces into a game. Photographs of the murals seem to capture interesting context.
  2005-08-14 21:47 Z