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World Invasion: Tenth Anniversary NEW TITLE
World Invasion
Tenth Anniversary
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In 1998 an invasion of the planet earth began, emerging in the form of small space invaders, painstakingly constructed from mosaic tiles and pasted to buildings across France. This urban virus was a new kind of invasion, inspired by the iconic 1970’s computer game of the same name and developed to its logical conclusion in the material world, as an act of homage to viral proliferation in a digital age.
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Gradually spreading across Europe, America and throughout the world over a period of ten years, the vivid “Space Invaders” can now be seen from the shores of Varanasi to the streets of Mombasa, from the slums of Los Angeles to the Hollywood sign itself; all the work of the Invader, a lone artist based in Paris. In a mere 10 years Invader has been everywhere, and World Invasion documents this first decade.

A selection of the best invasions so far are shown for each country, including specific details of each invasion and close-ups of some of the best invaders, accompanied by maps, essays and bonus materials including details of arrests, close escapes and other invasion-related paraphernalia.

The most heavily invaded countries are accompanied by a written introduction by the Invader himself.

224 pages, Hardcover, 9'' x 12'' (230 x 305 mm)
color illustrations throughout, English / French
ISBN: 978-1-58423-328-2  $ 39.95
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:

L'Invasion de Paris – Invader
L’Invasion de Paris – Invader
Space Invader has put up vibrant mo­sa­ic installations based on the pixilated forms of the eponymous char­ac­ters from the classic 80’s video game. Cities around the world bear the mark of “in­va­sions” rewarding observant pass­ersby with his mini exhibitions. 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 | POP CULTURE / STREET ART BOOK | ISBN-13: 9781584233282 | ISBN-10: 1-58423-328-1 / 1584233281