Le Dernier Cri

Dernier Cri is a french term that means, The Latest, or the Latest in Fashion. However the real reason as to why I used this term as the headline and title for my blog is because of what I feel it really stands for.

There is a french workshop called Le Dernier Cri and it is the brainchild of Pakito Bolino and Caroline Sury. Established early 1993 in the suburbs of Paris, relocated to Marseille in 1995, they are carrying on a french tradition of independent underground art publishing. Le Dernier Cri produces wonders for/with artists like BlexBolex, Keiti Ota, Kerozen, Gary Panter, Y5/P5, and Stu Mead to name but a few. In their 'Hopital Brut' series they are opening the vaults of tomorrows 'could be wonders' offering a manic selection of new and upcoming talent from around the globe. Celebration of their 10th anniversary has brought on a well recieved series of expositions in France, Holland and the USA.

Personally I find their work so punk and even sometimes retro. There are no rules to what they do or how they draw they just go crazy and I love it. Album covers are considered icons to some people and these drawings and paintings have similar recognition. They throw wicked exhibitions and the work is really hot. Please check out them out on:


And play the flash animated version it's fun.


Final Renders: Interior

Final Model

These prisms are acryllic and I laser cut them back home. They're all to scale. The purpose was to see the light effect on a black background and the model was successful. It's cool how the lights look like spotlights and the effect isn't random.

Cut Section 3: Finale

Cut Section 2: Finale

Sections showing the Display area, and Media Wall.

Cut Section: Final [Display Area]

At a scale of 1:10 this is a section through part of the Display Area. This shows the sun rays refracting through each prism and the point of which it lands.

This image shows how the structure is built. The idea is that its built on site by welding steel square units together. The prisms fit into these units and are secured on the sides using metal rods that are rotated to hold them in place as shown above. I was inspired by how diamonds where held onto a ring. *Bling Bling Baby*