Mosaic Graffiti, France

One of the things that I loved about France was the mosaic graffiti: the little, and sometimes very large, mosaic space invaders!!! They pop up in the most obscure places, but that’s all part of the fun. Here are the few that I snapped. I saw alot more though. The 2 in Nice were done on government buildings… lol. They seem to be tolerated because it doesn’t appear that anyone takes them down. Though why would you? I really like it! It was fun keeping an eye out for them and exciting when you spotted one 😉

There is a website dedicated to these guys called Space Invaders dot com. Check them out. They sell unique kits, and other paraphernalia. Just a bit of fun…

This little “invasion” has spread around the world. Originally from France, I believe, it has spread to North America, parts of Asia, Australia and Africa. The kids and I are scheming that perhaps we should go on a rampage here in Canberra!!! 😉 Apparently there are some in Perth and Melbourne. Never been to Perth and never seen any in Melbourne. Actually Melbourne is a real mosaic town! Will have to get down there some time soon…

Mosaic Graffiti - Nice

In one of the main plazas in Old Nice I saw the one above and below…

Mosaic Graffiti - Nice

This yellow one I snapped very quickly out the taxi window on my way to the Gare de Lyon, where  I tool a train to Antibes.

Mosaic Graffiti - Paris

This massive orange one  was snapped in the Bastille area of Paris.

Mosaic Graffiti - Paris

Mosaic Graffiti - Paris

Mosaic Graffiti - Paris

Also in the Bastille section of Paris was this yellow baby, snuggly fit into the tarred pavement…!?

Mosaic Graffiti - Paris

And the first one I spied. This was cool!  As you can see, high above the ground in the 6ème.

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Filed under Architectural Installations, Art, Building, Community Projects, Flickr, Graffiti, gridwork, Inspiration, Mosaic, Murals, Public Art, Round the World, Space Invaders, Travel, Uncategorized, Urban

One response to “Mosaic Graffiti, France

  1. andrew

    thats so strange, i’ve seen a few and just don’t know who or why

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