Best Global Urban Art Installation (2008)

SPACE INVADERS

Since 1998, one exhaustively resourceful Parisian artist who goes by the sobriquet Invader has traveled around the world surreptitiously fixing small-tile mosaics of vintage Atari characters to urban sidewalks, building facades, and bridges. The name of his game is SPACE INVADERS. Through his mission, he's elevated the pixelated creatures to the status of global art icon and, having tagged London, Berlin, Geneva, and Tokyo (to name just a few), he's nearing a full-scale global invasion. Plenty of invaders are floating around New York, but you'll have to find them yourself to score points. Or you could cheat by hitting up the project site.

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