Invader is the pseudonym of a French street artist born in 1969. His work is modelled on the crude pixellation of 1970s-1980s 8-bit video games. He took his name from the 1978 arcade game Space Invaders,
and much of his work is composed of square ceramic tiles inspired by video game characters. Although he prefers to remain incognito, and guards his identity carefully, his distinctive creations can be seen in many highly-visible locations in more than 60 cities in 30 countries. In 2015, for the first time in art history, one of his pixelised tiles was sent to space boarding and taking place on the international space station which orbits earth at a distance of more than 400 kms.