JOSH’S MIDJOURNEY (1)

By: Joshua Glenn
October 7, 2022

HILOBROW’s Josh Glenn has been experimenting, recently, with Midjourney, an AI-generated art-making tool. We are pleased to share with you a few Josh-prompted MJ creations.

JOSH’S MIDJOURNEY: TOTORO-ZELIG | RUNNING LINES | GORILLAS vs. ROBOTS | RUN DMC AT THE BEACH | ASTRONAUTS AMONG US | DANGEROUS VISIONS | GENIUS OF WORKS | MASHUPS | TANTALIZING TEXTURES | MOSHPITS | WTF.


TOTORO-ZELIG


In testing MJ’s capacity to replicate various art and design styles, I’ve frequently used the figure of Totoro — a friendly Japanese wood spirit from Miyazaki’s 1988 animated fantasy film My Neighbor Totoro — as a quasi-scientific “control.” Already a protean shape-shifter, Totoro works well as a kind of Zelig figure, doesn’t he?

“Norwegian death metal album cover with Totoro” (9/1/22). Click for larger version.

“Totoro drawn colorfully and with many mistakes by Ralph Steadman” (9/1/22). Click for larger version.

“Totoro mandala” (9/21/22). Click for larger version.

“1915 painting of Totoro – in the style of Braques” (8/31/22). Click for larger version.

“1960s Soviet postage stamp featuring Totoro” (8/30/22). Click for larger version.

“Rodchenko poster with Totoro colorful” (8/20/22). Click for larger version.

“Totoro theater poster by David Plunkert” (9/9/22). Click for larger version.

“Totoro black-lite poster”(9/21/22). Click for larger version.

“Totoro drawn in ink and watercolor by Adolf Wölfli” (9/18/22). Click for larger version.

“Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with Totoro” (8/17/22). Click for larger version.


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MORE FURSHLUGGINER THEORIES BY JOSH GLENN: SCHEMATIZING | IN CAHOOTS | JOSH’S MIDJOURNEY | POPSZTÁR SAMIZDAT | VIRUS VIGILANTE | TAKING THE MICKEY | WE ARE IRON MAN | AND WE LIVED BENEATH THE WAVES | IS IT A CHAMBER POT? | I’D LIKE TO FORCE THE WORLD TO SING | THE ARGONAUT FOLLY | THE PERFECT FLANEUR | THE TWENTIETH DAY OF JANUARY | THE REAL THING | THE YHWH VIRUS | THE SWEETEST HANGOVER | THE ORIGINAL STOOGE | BACK TO UTOPIA | FAKE AUTHENTICITY | CAMP, KITSCH & CHEESE | THE UNCLE HYPOTHESIS | MEET THE SEMIONAUTS | THE ABDUCTIVE METHOD | ORIGIN OF THE POGO | THE BLACK IRON PRISON | BLUE KRISHMA | BIG MAL LIVES | SCHMOOZITSU | YOU DOWN WITH VCP? | CALVIN PEEING MEME | DANIEL CLOWES: AGAINST GROOVY | DEBATING IN A VACUUM | PLUPERFECT PDA | SHOCKING BLOCKING.

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Art, Uncanny