Raphael Lacoste was the Art Director at Ubisoft on such titles as Prince of Persia and Assassin's Creed. Winning two VES Awards, in February 2006 for his work on the "Two Thrones" cut scene from Prince of Persia and in 2017 for his work on "Assassin's Creed Origins".
Wanting to challenge himself in the film industry, Raphael stepped away from the game industry to work as a Matte Painter and Senior Concept Artist on such feature films as: Terminator Salvation, Journey to the Center of the Earth, Death Race, Immortals 2011, Repo Men, Jupiter Ascending...
As of 2009, Raphael has returned to the video game industry, working as a Senior Art Director for Electronic Arts Montreal and Ubisoft, as Brand Art Director on the Assassin’s Creed Franchise... After working on many of the most successful assassin's Creed Titles, Raphael joined some of the original creators of the Franchise at Haven Studios inc as Artistic Director.
Machu Picchu, Stonehenge, Chichén Itzá, the Great pyramids… Our ancients knew how to coincide imposing monolithic constructions, pyramids and complex structures with our celestial calendar . They considered the sun on its journey and orientation through the year as they worshiped our star. Unfortunately, little by little these architectural concepts were lost...Until then: Colony on Super Earth Gliese 581c , year 30289, the red star aligns perfectly with the Temple of the Sun on City B-74.
On the axis of the bridge, the blinding astronomical object is framed perfectly between the steeples of the monument. Visitors are coming by hundreds to observe the spectacle, some are even taking risks by climbing on scaffoldings and structures. It is a long-awaited Rendez-vous announcing the celebrations of summer…
This piece is part of my AI Metropolis Series, we follow the journey of our explorers reaching the Great Wall of AI Metropolis in a world where Nature and Technologies have a commun agreement, keeping space for each other . Part1 and Part2 are near the same area of this Cyber Universe I will explore in several pieces.
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