Any fan of video games who doesn’t know what Space Invaders is should be ashamed of himself or herself. But nowadays, it’s more than just a video game. It’s an art movement inspired by the video game.
The idea is nothing new, but the following is large enough to warrant it a mention. The Space Invaders movement involves nothing more than your average street art mentality. With a combination of stickers, signs, spraypaint, and urban landscapes, supporters of Space Invaders spread the image anonymously, and illegally, in any way they can.
First started in France, the invasion has now spread across the world. You can see remnants of Space Invader paraphenelia in Tokyo, Rotterdam, Paris, Istanbul, and Bangkok. It seems the only participants of this movements within the United States are located where you’d most expect them: in Los Angeles and New York.