Space Invaders Around the World (Street Art)
Wherever we ravel to, we’re always on the lookout for Space Invaders. Most space invaders that we’ve seen are by the artist Invader. According to Wikpedia. “Invader is an anonymous French street artist. He is known for his ceramic tile mosaics modeled on the pixelated art of 1970s–1980s 8-bit video games, many of which depict the titular aliens from the arcade games Space Invaders, Pac-Man and Super Mario Bros.“.
While looking out for his ceramic tiles, we’ve come across other styles that appear to be have installed by copycats. The ones we found in Split, Croatia don’t appear to be by Invader. But we decided to include all the space invaders we come across.
Split, Croatia (March 2023)
We spotted this space invader near food level in the old town.
We spotted this weird space invader riding a skateboard just outside the old town.
On our last day in Split, we spotted another skating space invader. I wonder how many we didn’t find.
Rijeka, Croatia (June 2023)
We didn’t find any space invaders in Rijeka, but we did find a tiled heart.
This tiled heart is near St. Vitus Cathedral.
Ljubljana, Slovenia (June 2023)
We saw this space invader the last time we were in Ljubljana 8 years ago. I’m glad it’s still there.
If you visit later in the year, this will be hidden by the leaves.
A couple of streets away, I also spotted the one above.
This is a pretty classic space invader tile.
Next to Dragon Bridge there’s a dragon invader. A tiled design similar to the space invaders but showing a dragon’s head and tail.
The photo makes this look like it’s painted, but it’s tiled.
When we visited 8 years ago, we’d read that there was a space invader on the building above but there wasn’t any. When I walked past yesterday, I spotted a new one.
I’m not sure what it’s supposed to be. Maybe a duck invader?
As we continue our travels, we’ll keep adding photos of the space invaders we find.