Les Toits Du Palace, released in a limited edition of 75 in 2014, is a screen print executed by the French street artist Invader, whose pseudonym comes from the 80s video game, Space Invader. The video game’s retro, chunky, pixelated visuals form the basis of the artist’s artistic inspiration and gave birth to his Space Invader characters for which he has gained global notoriety.
Les Toits Du Palace originally formed the album cover for the French rock group La Souris Deglinguee in 2014. In his well-known pixelated, retro visuals, Invader depicts the silhouette of the band of four underneath a banner that spells the title. When the original album artwork was released, a limited edition of 75 were simultaneously published. The chunky pixels comprising the artwork add a layer of obscurity to the image. Overall, Invader’s collaboration with the rock band La souris Deglinguee confirms the ever-increasing crossovers between street artists and musicians.