Space Invaders

Space Invaders

Space Invaders makes street art and gives a perfect example of how "street art" is different than graffiti.  There is no play with letters.  Space Invaders uses the iconic video game and makes it his a signature/brand.  The competitive part of this type of street art is the location of their work.  I remember seeing a couple pieces of Space Invaders in Paris and Barcelona and I was impressed at the effort it would take to get to some of these places.  The other part of this type of street art is the bravery it takes to do pieces in the more visible locations.  Space Invaders uses mosaic to do their work and it makes their work blend into the surroundings more than a lot of other street artists.   The photo above is one that I took when I came across them in Barcelona.  I know I saw their pieces about 6 or 7 times in a couple different cities, so they are really taking over!  Check out more of their work here.at Space-Invaders.com.  Also, if you've ever seen Exit Through The Gift Shop, you already know about Space Invaders.

 

Ronin

Seak One Graffiti

Seak One Graffiti. I was lucky to spend around 4 months in Europe (Paris, Barcelona, Genoa, Rome, Florence and I visited several other cities, but for less time).  While I was in Barcelona, I stayed in Poblenou, which is a neighborhood that is being redeveloped for Barcelona's 22@ project.  The  neighborhood is in the process of being converted from industrial to commercial.  The spot where I lived was about 2 minutes from the beach, but there was a Hall of Fame right across the street from my apartment on the way to the beach. I snapped a million pictures while this train-less yard changed from week to week, but there was one piece that really grabbed my attention.  I first noticed the style of the abstract piece and I later found out who it was created by.  The photo above is a photo from this hall of fame and the artist is Seak One. He has an amazing style and he has unbelievable can control with style to spare. If you have a second, it is worth your time to search him on Flickr or just see what comes up on your Google image search results.

www.seakone.com

Much respect to Seak One!

Ronin

Miss Van

Miss Van. While wandering through the streets of Barcelona and Paris, I was able to find out about a lot of street artists. I would have never heard of them if I didn't decide to take the trip, so I'm glad I did. Miss Van is an artist with a ton of feminine and unique characters. In Barcelona, street art is all over the place and I remember coming across one of her pieces in El Raval. There was an outdoor cafe and across the very narrow street from the cafe, there was one of Miss Van's pieces on the corner of an old building.  Our design studio walked the neighborhood for a project that we worked on in the neighborhood, so I had to stop and take a quick photo.  Later, I found out that the character I saw was one of hundreds around the world from the notorious Miss Van (see photo below). She has a lot more work on her website.  Check out the rest of of her work here.

www.missvan.com

Ronin