I was in Paris last week attending OFFF (International Festival for the Post-Digital Creation Culture) and saw some of Space Invader’s art for the first time in person. Since street art lives most of it’s life online these days it was really nice to see it in real life.
Wooster Collective is an online group that showcases street art from around the world. They were at OFFF with a great presentation full of pieces I’d never seen–appropriately including Paris native Space Invader.
I knew Space Invader’s art was in a bunch of cities (apparently including the Forbidden City in China), but what i didn’t realize is that where he places them makes one large space invader from above. Wooster just posted about San Diego’s space invader and a “Viva la Revolucion” exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of San Diego. Be sure to check out Wooster Collective’s site and if you’re nearby SD the exhibition as well.
[ BLOG POST / NOT MY WORK ]
I was at OFFF (animation & design conference) in Paris this past week and was fortunate to meet briefly with Julien Vallée, an extremely talented motion & design artist. Julien was at the conference presenting his video for the ‘sponsors’ opening title sequence…which he hadn’t shown the festival directors any of the video until it was premiered to the audience. I’m as much a fan of his video as I am the cute track it is coupled with. Please check out Like Elliott Did if you like what you hear (entire album is on their site).
I really love how clean, sharp and colourful his work is. Tangible art-form is such a pleasing change of scenery when the regular media is predominantly digital. I’m sure a 3D artist could replicate most of Julien’s work in a fraction of the time but absolutely fail at replicating the charm and authenticity his creations embody.
Julien shares a studio with another great designer Karim Zariffa — both creating from Montreal.
Looking forward to more from Julien and Karim.