Art Inhuman is a collaborative effort between AI (Artificial Intelligence) artist Dan Schenker and writer Matt Horowitz. Dan takes band names, lyrics, and song names and, with the help of an AI, manipulates them into what he feels best represents them visually. If you have a suggestion for an upcoming addition to this series, tweet Matt @sharpchedder856 and Dan @heydanschenker and tag the band you’d like us to feature next.
This project spawned from my decades-long love of music. I had been a fan of the band Folly since early high school—for the blend of punk, ska, and hardcore they seamlessly wove, for the energy their music made me feel, and for the almost disproportionately poetic lyrics and topics they covered. So when I thought to input some of my favorite lyrics, song titles, and album titles into Midjourney, the results were staggering to me. I posted them to Facebook, which caught the attention of the band, who were fascinated by the project.
After the band asked to repost my work, I connected with music journalist Matt Horowitz (TheWitzard.com, NOECHO.net, IDIOTEQ.com, and more) and Art Inhuman, our semi-regular project making AI art for some of our favorite bands was born.
Date Published: April 27, 2022