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5 astuces pour trouver l'inspiration pour ses projets de mosaïque street art (GUIDE 1/6) 💡 -

5 tips for finding inspiration for your street art mosaic projects (GUIDE 1/6) 💡

Today we are going to introduce you to 5 exceptional sources of inspiration and tools , which will allow you to avoid the dreaded “white grid” syndrome and propel you into the pixelated world of street art mosaic!

#1 Social networks: The Creative Odyssey on Pinterest and Instagram

Social media, especially Pinterest and Instagram , are full of inspiration at your fingertips. Finding creative ideas has never been easier thanks to these platforms.

Most street art mosaic artists share their works on these networks, making them a valuable source for discovering new styles and techniques. This is the case for example of @pixel_vandals to name just one!

You can also follow and search for specific hashtags or keywords such as " pixel art ", " 8-bit ", and " hama beads " or " pixel drawing " to get a variety of relevant results.

Don't hesitate to check out related manual activities like ironing beads and pixel art coloring . If the differences in materials used separate each of the disciplines, know that it is possible to reuse the models used.

And if you have a precise idea of ​​the model you want to create, simply add the keyword corresponding to the keywords proposed above (eg: Banana pixel art).

Choose keywords in English for even better results.

#2 Book “Invader: 4000 The Complete Guide to Space Invaders, 1998-2021”: Diving into the History of Street Art

The famous artist Invader, considered one of the pioneers of street art and famous for his mosaics of characters from the video game Space Invaders, has published a book entitled "Invader: 4000 The Complete Guide to Space Invaders, 1998-2021". His book is a true essential bible since it presents in images his 4000 Space Invaders stuck in more than 80 cities around the world.

Enough to give you lots of ideas and maybe even go hunting for them thanks to the artist's FlashInvaders application!

Unfortunately his book is no longer for sale online but you will very easily find it second-hand (very often in "like new" condition) on platforms such as Leboncoin or Ebay for a price ranging from €80 to €200 .

#3 Online Image Rasterization Tool

If you already have an idea of ​​the object you want to mosaic, know that there are free online tools that allow you to easily pixelate images. This way, you can transform them into models that can be used for your street art mosaic project.

Try sites such as “ Pixil Art ” or “ Pixelit ” to get a precise and personalized result.

However, keep in mind that these tools are not magic especially since the palette of colors available in mosaic tiles is much more limited than that of the pixels used for a computer image. But with good tool adjustment, your imagination and a little manual rework, you will be able to successfully complete your mosaic model.

#4 Artificial Intelligence (MidJourney): A Step towards the Future of Mosaic Creation

Artificial intelligence can also be a tool to support you in your street art mosaic projects. Indeed, a tool such as MidJourney allows you to generate unique images and patterns according to your desires and preferences.

If you are interested, I advise you to read the article “ Best Midjourney Pixel Art Prompts for Game Design ” (in English)

#5 Walking down the street: Authentic Inspiration

Finally, don't forget that inspiration can also simply come from the street itself. As you walk around your city or travel , keep an eye out for street art mosaics and be inspired by their style and message. You may also be surprised by ephemeral works of art that will only be visible for a short period of time, so don't hesitate to take photos to immortalize these unique finds.


With all these resources and techniques at your disposal, you are ready to embark on the adventure of street art.

At the end of this first creative exploration, you are now ready to move on to the next stage of your artistic project. Discover our Guide 2 to learn how to create your street art mosaic model and transform your ideas into a captivating pixelated work.

Bonus: our DIY street art mosaic kits made in France 🇫🇷

Don't forget that you can also directly discover and obtain one of our DIY street art mosaic kits , ready to be assembled and attached in our online store ! Here, we take care of the inspiration and the model ourselves for you!


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