MARK’S MIDJOURNEY (1)
July 29, 2022
HILOBROW friend Mark Frauenfelder has been experimenting, recently, with Midjourney, an AI-generated art-making tool in closed beta. We are pleased to share with you a few of his creations.
I use a text-to-image AI system called Midjourney to generate art. It’s easy to use. I type in something like “illustrations from a 1960s kids book about warlocks” and in a minute or less, I’m presented with 4 different images that the world has never seen before. I can refine the images by tweaking the prompt “illustrations from a 1960s kids science fiction book about warlocks” or by telling MidJourney to make variations of the art it generated. It feels like I’m exploring a Borgesian art library, and the prompts are cards from its infinite card catalog.
This series of posts will feature some of my favorite images so far.
MORE MARK FRAUENFELDER at HILOBROW: KAMANDI (Kirb Your Enthusiasm) | MINIATURE BOTTLE (Significant Objects) | MARTIAN FINK RING (Talismanic Objects) | CLARK KENT GLASSES (Flair).
CURATED SERIES at HILOBROW: LINOCUT 2022 by Lawry Hutcheson | PULP WAVE by Charles Leech | DRAWING TABLE WORLD by Theo Ellsworth | PARAMAX by Max Glenn | YUKO ODA by Yuko Oda | PLAGUE YEAR by Rick Pinchera | NOOSFERA by Charles Glaubitz | A SILENT HALLUCINATION by Alex Gerasev | BUNNY CITY by Gary Panter | HOP UP by Lucy Sante | HERE BE MONSTERS by Mister Reusch | DOWNTOWNE by Bradley Peterson | OUTBOUND TO MONTEVIDEO by Mimi Lipson | STERANKOISMS by Douglas Wolk | COOLING OFF THE COMMOTION by Chenjerai Kumanyika | UNFLOWN by Jacob Covey | ADEQUATED by Franklin Bruno | PINAKOTHEK by Lucy Sante | BIGFOOT ISLAND by Michael Lewy | DAILY DRUMPF by Rick Pinchera | WINDS OF MAGIC by James Parker | MUSEUM OF FEMORIBILIA by Lynn Peril | ROBOTS + MONSTERS by Joe Alterio | ANNOTATED GIF by Kerry Callen | NOMADBROW by Erik Davis | & many others.