Interactive Street Art: Space Invaders on the Streets of Manchester

Filthy Luker teams up with Red Stripe to create this fun and exciting street art project of Space Invaders. He’s taken normal elements seen everyday on the streets (street furniture, road signs, construction barriers) and with some behind-the-scenes electronic rigs, he’s been able to successfully create a fully interactive experience – where the people of Manchester can – with the press of a button – play Space Invaders on the streets with each other. The orange construction barriers each look like a Space Invader, so when someone presses the button, the lights (behind the objects) display a gigantic game on the side of this building in the city. So much fun!!!!!

Street Art Series #3 ::: Rome Street Artists ::: Invader, Street and Lex, Ludo

Last April, I remember seeing sooo many of Invader’s “space invaders” all over the city of Paris, where I got engaged a year ago. Fast-forward about a year, and this May, I will be officially out of the “single” market and happily entering a new chapter, as my new hubby and I will be heading to Rome to celebrate!

Although I love surprises, I want to purposefully try to seek out these pieces during our trip. It’ll be like a treasure hunt – with the only treasure will only exist in the digital photograph or video form. After researching all of the street art that’s been incorporated through Italy, I wanted to showcase a few that have expressed themselves brilliantly throughout Rome. Here are some of the pieces I hope to see in person:

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Here are more about these artists and their work:

INVADER

STEN AND LEX

LUDO


Street Art Series #2 ::: Slinkachu ::: A Tiny Street Art Collection (1 of 3)

Street Art Series #2 ::: Slinkachu ::: A Tiny Street Art Collection (1 of 3)

Slinkachu is a is a British street artist and photographer who received a ton of notoriety on the scene for his “Little People,” which consist of installations of these tiny scenes that date back to 2006 at various locations through the streets of London. His art has been featured in numerous exhibitions in London and Norway. In his own words, this is how he describes his work, where he came up with the concept and why…

My ‘Little People Project’ started in 2006. It involves the remodelling and painting of miniature model train set characters, which I then place and leave on the street. It is both a street art installation project and a photography project. The street-based side of my work plays with the notion of surprise and I aim to encourage city-dwellers to be more aware of their surroundings. The scenes I set up, more evident through the photography, and the titles I give these scenes aim to reflect the loneliness and melancholy of living in a big city, almost being lost and overwhelmed. But underneath this, there is always some humour. I want people to be able to empathise with the tiny people in my works.

In the business of life, we are all guilty of coasting through life, getting caught up in our own little worlds. These “little worlds” of his put everything in perspective. Plus, they’re so perfectly constructed that the composition in each shot just tells its own story. If I’m ever walking the streets in London, I will be sure to keep an eye out for one of these scenes. Just a brilliant concept that’s executed so strategically… LOVE his work!

New Battles Video for “Wall Street” | A Take Away Show

Battles | Wall Street | A Take Away Show

“… We were in an environment as different as the group themselves – their mathematical music, cut to the extreme, long sections with boxes within boxes – we couldn’t possibly film on just one camera. Nat found himself directing five cameras, trying to not miss even a microsecond of what was happening. The result is like nothing we’ve ever created before. Blogothèque, Battles, Bertrand : three B’s who have together embarked on a twisted mission.”


Battles | Wall Street | A Take Away Show

Filmed at "The Hotel de Ville" in Paris


123klan | creative agency | designs for street wear

123KLAN is originally a graffiti crew founded by Scien and Klor in 1992, alongside Dean, Sper, Skam and Reso. Finding inspiration in the works of Neville Brody, the pair found in 1993 creative ways to mix graffiti and graphic design, to convey their personal style through digital media, using a Performa Mac.

CHECK OUT THEIR SITE HERE.