A list of intriguing things: The AI Art edition
One: Abhishek Choudhury reimagines iconic Air Jordans as gorgeous pieces of Indian art. His previous hand-painted series was inspired by different cities and neighbourhoods—for example, this colourful tribute to the Panjim neighbourhood, Fontainhas:
His latest sneaker project is even prettier and uses AI to up the ante. Each image is inspired by a different Mughal dynasty. The lead photo is a tribute to Mohammed Shah Rangeela, while the one below is all about Shah Jahan. You can check out the entire collection over at his Insta handle.
Two: Nigerian filmmaker and artist Malik Afegbua is creating a more stylish world for older people. The series—called Fashion Show For Seniors—uses prompts to generate runway models, challenging a space that has long been a shrine dedicated to youth. As he says: “I've never seen a fashion show for elderly people, but they exist—so why not?” BBC News has more on Afegbua’s work, and you can see more of his work over on Insta.
Three: Not all AI art is about celebrating beauty. Madhav Kohli used the tool to imagine a dystopian Delhi of the future—where everyone will be forced to wear gas masks just to survive its filthy air. For example, this newly wedded couple in shaadi season. You can see the other haunting images in this Twitter thread.