“Abandoning Little People on the Streets since 2006” is the project’s slogan, which is pretty mysterious and intriguing… but when you begin exploring this little blog, The Little People Project, the adorable art and photography that take the miniature figures around the world is captivating and you can soon lose a good couple of hours trawling through the archives at all the small and fantastic scenes!

Slinkachu’s work involves taking teeny model train set characters and creating scenes out on the street that could easily be missed by an oblivious passer-by. He wants to highlight the anonymity of city-dwellers and how big cities can breed loneliness and melancholy amongst the hundreds of inhabitants. His street installations are an attempt to encourage the public to be more aware of their surroundings and evoke empathy to the tiny people. A great way to try and spread awareness of the way a city can dominate the people who make it up, which could get pretty lonely and oppressive! These little scenes are too damn sweet but with a strong and important message about a problem that exists in every city in every country around the world. A problem that can easily be overlooked when you’re too busy with your own day-to-day activities.

The last Kiss

Antwerp, Belgium


However, despite the theme of being lost and overwhelmed, humour is featured strongly making the photography incredibly cute!
So far, he has done installations in London, Manchester, Stavanger (Norway), Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Barcelona, Athens, Marrakech and Grottaglie in Italy, and a huge list of galleries that stock his work. By traveling around the globe, he has observed people by sitting in coffee shops and watching the news with a sketchbook in hand to doodle his imagination away in.



“Fantastic Voyage”

Mail Order“: Gorky Park area, Moscow, Russia

Worst Wurst: Stuttgart, Germany


He also dabbled with the Inner City Snail back in 2008. Equally as amazing.

So keep an eye out for any teeny tiny scenes or pimped up snails in your city, or just bear in mind the message Slinkachu is trying to convey. Adorable but powerful, what more could you want from street art installation that travels all around the world!

All images via The Little People Project or Inner City Snail, apart from image 5 via fotogravika

Sophie Saint was one of the original travelettes, from 2009 – 2017. After fleeing the UK with ink barely dry on her graduation certificate, she traversed the world with a backpack and spent a few years living in Melbourne – one of her favourite cities in the world.

She finally returned to the UK after a few years where she now whiles time away zipping off for European escapes, crocheting and daydreaming of owning her own hostel somewhere hot to live out eternal summers. See what she’s up to over on her blog saintsonaplane.com and instagram: @saintsonaplane