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Space Invaders, Rubik's Cubes and album art


Posted by Gavin Lucas, 17 August 2009, 11:41    Permalink    Comments (11)

Many of our readers will be aware of the work of French artist Invader, who has made a name for himself in recent years by creating mini mosaics of space invaders out of coloured tiles and installing them in street locations in cities around the world.

Low Fidelity, a new solo show by the artist which runs until 17 September at London's Lazarides Rathbone gallery in central London, will include new works created out of Rubik's cubes and inspired by classic album covers, work that utilises QR bar code technology (photograph it on your mobile phone to decode the works into text messages), as well as new space invader-inspired artwork. Here are some images from the show...

Michael Jackson's Bad album sleeve gets the "Rubikcubism" treatment - see if you recognise Invader's take on other classic album sleeves:

The above image is one in a series of works that utilises datamatrix barcode technology. Photograph on your mobile phone and use the relevant decoding software to turn image into text message.

Low Fidelity runs until 17 September at Lazarides Rathbone Gallery, 11 Rathbone Place. London W1T 1HR


I am unmoved.
Katy McDevitt
2009-08-17 13:42:49

That's a Datamatrix - QR codes have the square keys in 3 cornders -
IMO QR codes are prettier
2009-08-17 14:37:36

I never knew who was behind those little space invaders..!
We've got Strokes and Roxy Music covers.. just can't identify the first one.
2009-08-17 14:56:14

Doors. Roxy Music. MJ. Strokes.

Love the Invader.
2009-08-17 16:25:35

katie, its the cure Boys Don't Cry
2009-08-17 16:38:22

@splame - thank you for the informative link about Datamatrix and QR codes - I've ammended the caption in the post accordingly!
2009-08-17 17:57:45

The Space Invaders one is either cropped or isn't using Robiks Cubes. The dimensions don't add up.
2009-08-17 21:32:30

Derek, I think the space ivaders one is one of his tiled installations that you can see in city streets
2009-08-18 12:42:20

This is amazing, wondering how many man hours have gone into creating this masterpiece...
2009-08-18 18:33:14

love the space invaders piece i think its cool how such an old and iconic gaming character can still be used in design and still have a really good impact. the character is so simple but it just looks amazing

nice work
jason C
2009-08-19 13:02:33

how cool is this!
2012-04-27 22:58:48

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