The Art of Raphael Lacoste

Dan O’Neill 2015-05-16 2 min read

I’ve said it before, there are some games that stick with you for a long time. You know the ones, the ones that you compare other games to like Mass Effect, the games that you look up the soundtrack like the Halo series, the ones where you buy the spin off book series like EVE, or the games that you look up the artists afterwards - exactly what I did in the case of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag.

I loved Black Flag, but that’s a post for another day. One of the best things about this game is how it looks, and that’s in no small part due to Rapahel Lacoste, who is Ubisoft’s Brand Art Director on the Assassin’s Creed Franchise1.

Ship in the mangrove by Rapahel Lacoste

Arrival in St Lucia by Rapahel Lacoste

Its art direction like that, that really sets the game up to look so good. I immediately fell in love with it. So I had to look up the rest of his work. And I wasn’t disappointed at all - some absolutely amazing work - truly beautiful art.

In particular I love his futuristic cityscapes.

Business Plaza by Rapahel Lacoste

Smoking on the Rooftop by Rapahel Lacoste

And his work crosses into all my favourite genres: sci-fi, fantasy, and even ruin porn.

Migration by Rapahel Lacoste

artwork by Rapahel Lacoste

Nuclear Plant by Raphael Lacoste

You can find more of Raphael’s work -

All of his work is worth taking a look at.

  1. From Raphael Lacostes own website: ↩︎