Space Invader’s Invasion of Faro, Portugal 2016

Space Invader is the pseudonym of a well-known French urban artist whose work is modelled on the crude pixellation of 1970s-1980s 8-bit video games. He took his name from the 1978 arcade game Space Invaders, and much of his work is composed of square ceramic tiles inspired by video game characters.

His distinctive creations can be seen in many highly visible locations in more than 67 cities in 30 countries. Invader has currently installed more than 3,368 pieces around the world. A map on the space invaders website tracks his travels around the world, and not forgetting SpaceOne, a mosaic that flew to the stratosphere at about 35 kilometres above ground (22 miles).

We last saw the French street artist Invading his home country of France where he completed the first invasion wave of Toulouse with ten mosaics made from the colour pink! Now the Invader has taken a short break and flew over to beautiful coastal city of Faro in Portugal.

Faro is the 67th city to be invaded adding 110 Points to the total score of his smartphone app ‘Flash Invaders’. Fans accumulate points by shooting photographs of his work, submit pictures to Invader’s website and receive points for the photos.

In Faro Invader placed 4 mosaics each with the sunset behind the space invader, letting us know that the Invader must chill and take a vacation too, especially in the calm waters and beautiful sunsets of Faro.

Check out the invasions below…

Invader’s work has become popular with collectors. In March 2015, a large piece sold at auction for almost $350,000 at Christie’s in Hong Kong.

There is still one more space invaders of the Faro Invasion! Have you found it? Drop your comments in the FB comment box below!

For artwork by Space Invader check out our store here.


Photo credit Space Invader



Calling all Street Art fans

If you are holding a street art festival please get in touch with us as Graffitistreet would love to cover your event and share it with our readers.

Street artists, please drop us a line to share your latest murals and the inspiration behind them; GraffitiStreet want to know about the thoughts and ideas that breathe life into your pieces!

Or, if you are a lover of all things street art and would like to write a guest Blog post for GraffitiStreet, get in contact too! We would love to hear from you and what you have got to say.

All words and photos used must be the author’s own or the author has gained permission from the source and clearly credits the source blog. Author takes full responsibility for copyright.

Share your comments