Renowned concept artist Raphael Lacoste is publishing a book with ItsArtMag. “Worlds” – The Art of Raphael Lacoste will feature a great selection of personal artworks including illustrations, mood paintings, sketches and some of the most iconic pieces Raphael created for the game franchise Assassin’s Creed. He will also present artworks produced for fantasy and sci-fi book covers, concept art and matte paintings for film.
For more than 15 years, I have been creating digital images, “virtual pictures” for personal projects and many films and video games. Now it’s time to create a tangible object with all these ! As an artist, I always want to challenge myself, to create and explore worlds that can make us dream or travel to imagined places.
I have been lucky enough to travel a lot in my life and meet inspiring people. This has always been a great source of inspiration for my work.
My photos inspire my art as my photography is inspired by my illustration work. Just as in my trips, I want to create moments that tell stories, like journeys in our minds…
I am very happy to be able to share this adventure with you. I have always thought that art is meant to be shared, and this is now a unique opportunity for me to start this project. The train is ready. I really hope you will be part of the trip !
Raphael Lacoste was the Art Director at Ubisoft for such titles as Prince of Persia and Assassin’s Creed, winning a VES Award in February 2006 for his work on the “Two Thrones” cut scene from Prince of Persia. 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 and more.