Massive Moving Holograms of Dinosaurs Turn the Streets of Paris Into a Prehistoric Safari

Julien Nonnon Prehistoric Safari Street Art

French artist Julien Nonnon brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “City of Lights.” His specialty street art utilizes an embedded video projection system, allowing Nonnon to decorate the facades of buildings with massive holograms of dinosaurs. Among them are well-known species like the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, and Brontosaurus. Nonnon placed these prehistoric creatures in the alleyways of the Jardin d'Acclimation and invited visitors to explore the immersive installations, which included interactive live shows.

This series, titled Prehistoric Safari, focuses on the streets of Paris; however, Nonnon has taken this specialty art to several other locations. According to his artist statement, Nonnon developed his own tools to allow him to project his creations in any location that inspires him. The French artist uses a combination of street art, kinetic installations, digital creations, and video mapping. Once a series is completed, Nonnon provides a map link so that viewers may track all of his art around the city.

Scroll down to see more images from Prehistoric Safari. And to keep up to date with the latest holographic installations by Nonnon, you can visit his website.

French artist Julien Nonnon has taken to the urban landscape of Paris for his latest street art.

Julien Nonnon Prehistoric Safari Street Art

The series, titled Prehistoric Safari, projects massive holographic images of dinosaurs across facades of Parisian buildings.

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Watch these prehistoric beasts in action across Paris.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.

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