Swedish Artist Is ‘Vandalizing’ Streets With His Stunning Pixel Art – Design You Trust

Swedish Artist Is ‘Vandalizing’ Streets With His Stunning Pixel Art

Johan Karlgren, who goes by the artistic name Pappas Pärlor, is a Swedish urban artist who specializes in pixel art by creating figures with beads and integrating them into urban environments. His creations are fun to watch as each piece is created to interact with its surroundings making them stand out.

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He takes inspiration from old movies, cartoons, TV shows, and of course, retro videos games. Well, that part is clearly visible when you look at a few of his creations!

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Barcelona street art.

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“A creation can take me 15 minutes or 2 weeks depending on the occasion. But I prefer stuff that’s quick. I’d rather use as few pixels as possible than go big.” – said the artist to Bored Panda.

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Barcelona street art.

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His stunning street art can be usually found on everyday objects – pipes, sculptures, streets, traffic signs and many more, and always with a vintage aesthetic. From Super Mario to Ninja Turtles, The Simpsons or Rambo, the art of Pappas Pärlor will appeal to fans of street art and retro video games.

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Weekends ftw!

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Motala street art.

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Linköping street art.

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Motala street art.

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7p. Thanks for all the LOVE today!

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Nevermind.

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The Silver Turtles.

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Hi diddly ho Malmörino!

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Grocery shopping.

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Studio details part IV.

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Lil’ pirate.

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Revenge!

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Toads turn.

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