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Invader: L'Invasion de Paris - Photographs and Locations of the first 500 Space Invaders
L'Invasion de Paris
Photographs and Locations of the first 500 Space Invaders
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Space Invader has been putting up vibrant mosaic installations based on the pixilated forms of the eponymous characters from the classic 80’s video game for over a decade now. Cities around the world bear the mark of “invasions” rewarding observant passersby with his mini exhibitions, and literally going over the heads of everyone else.
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While most street artists are content to stencil, spray or paint using more or less practical materials, Invader takes things a step further, lugging glass and ceramic tiles and tools of the trade to his installation sites. This world wide infiltration radiates like spokes in a wheel from the original invasions all over the Arrondissements of Paris, home to this obsessively well organized madman.

The book serves dual duty as beautifully executed artist’s monograph and a travel guide to the invasion of Paris full of photographs, location maps, complete archive of 500 invasions and an index.

224 pages, Hardcover, 9'' x 12'' (230 x 305 mm)
color illustrations throughout, English / French
ISBN: 978-2-9520199-3-4  $ 34.95
About the Artist:
Invader (born 1969) is a street artist who pastes up characters from and inspired by the Space Invaders game, made up of small coloured square tiles that form a mosaic. He does this in cities across the world, then documents this as an "Invasion," with maps of where to find each invader.
He started this project in 1998 with the invasion of Paris — the city where he lives and the most invaded city to date — and then spread the invasion to 35 other cities in the world. Los Angeles, New York City, Lon­don, Manchester, New­castle, Geneva, Tokyo, Prague, Mel­bourne, Vi­enna, Bil­bao, Bangkok, Dar­ling­ton, Ljubljana, Bar­celona, Nice, Am­s­ter­dam, Kat­mandu, Varanasi, Perth and even Mom­basa are now in­vaded with his col­our­ful char­ac­ters in mo­sa­ic tiles.
Most recently, Invader placed two of his iconic tile works on the World Of Wonder Storefront Gallery, located at 6650 Hollywood Blvd., in Hollywood, CA. for the 4th annual I Am 8 Bit group show.
See also:

Invader: World Invasion Tenth Anniversary
Invader: World Invasion
A selection of the best invasions so far are shown for each country, including specific details of each invasion, ac­com­pan­ied by maps, essays and bonus materials including details of arrests, close escapes and other invasion­re­lated paraphernalia. more...

Caleb Neelon’s Book of Awesome
Caleb Neelon’s Book of Awesome
Deliberately ignoring the global centers of New York, Los Angeles, and London, Caleb Nelon (SONIK) painted subject matter close to his heart while making a street pres­ence in places like Sao Paulo, Kathmandu, and Tegucigalpa. more...
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GINGKO PRESS | STREET ART BOOK | ISBN-13: 9782952019934 | ISBN-10: 2-9520199-3-2 / 2952019932