Wednesday, September 21, 2016

AC on AC 7

1967 - Music at MIT - Verdi Requiem
Cover by Jacqueline S. Casey

(Similar cover here)

1968 - Grażyna Bacewicz - Concerto for Viola and Orchestra
Cover - Uncredited

1972 - Witold Lutosławski - Preludes and Fugue for 13 Solo Strings 
Sleeve illustration and design: Stanisław Żakowski

(Last two found here:

1982 - Romeo Void - Benefactor
Photography by Peter Woods / Illustration and design by Frank Zincavage

2009 - Tortoise – Beacons of Ancestorship
Photo clusters by Andrew Painter

2013 - Buke and Gase - General Dome
Artwork by Buke and Gase

(Found by Gareth A Hopkins)

2016 - Doms & Deykers - Dedicated to Those Who Feel
Artwork by Jeroen Erosie

Other entries in the Abstract Comics on Album Covers series:

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Creative AI and Abstract Comics

Finished a project titled "42" that mixes abstraction, narrative and some representational imagery. It applies creative artificial intelligence (machine learning) in the form of style transfer to build many of the layered collages that form the backbone of the panels. I also used glitch video, abstract photography and traditional ink drawings as inputs into the process. There is even a well hidden 3D fractal. The work narrates a meeting of two individuals in 42 panels, counting down to the meaning of life, the universe and everything.

A few non representational panels below, you can see the full project here.