‘Assassin’s Creed’ Gets Face Time in Historical Painting

By Jordan Teicher 

Ubisoft is still a few months away from the release of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, the sixth installment in its blockbuster video game franchise, but some recent teamwork with Sid Lee Paris will offer fans and future some customers some strangely artistic publicity. “Defy History,” an interactive art project that will be displayed in Le Musée de la Marine, will let users transpose facial webcam pictures onto a selection of characters that are part of a large historical painting. Before the painting is finished, people will be able to vote on the best faces, with the winners being included in the final product.

It’s hard to say why Ubisoft wanted to jump into this creative work, since the painting project is only tangentially related to Assassin’s Creed IV. Sometimes, companies and agencies overthink, especially for a game about an assassin pirate. If interested, you can find out more details about the picture posting here.


I miss the good ole days of Ezio. Credits after the jump.

Ubisoft contacts:

EMEA Brand director: Guillaume Carmona

EMEA Group brand manager: Julien Delalande

EMEA Brand manager: Gwenn Berhault

EMEA Digital marketing group manager: Jean Guérin

EMEA digital marketing manager: Pierre Worgague & Sébastien Ratto



Digital production: Unit9

Painting: Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris

Photography: Samuel Guigues