DALL·E 2 Generations in the style of Banksy [Currently Obsessed]

DALL·E 2 Generations in the style of Banksy

Joe Heitzeberg
July 05, 2022

My friend Ed sent me some Banksy-oriented prompts to test out on DALL·E 2. He wrote,

Here are Ed’s prompts and the results. What do you think?

“New graffiti by Banksy”

“Anti-environmentalism artwork in the style of Banksy”

“Pro-consumerism art in the style of Banksy”

“Political campaign poster for Joe Biden in the style of Banksy”

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“New McDonalds logo designed by Banksy”

Next, I took some of Ed’s prompts and fed them to GPT-3 in order to produce more detailed prompts, which I then fed back to DALL·E 2. Here are the prompts I used in GPT-3 and the DALL·E 2 results.

GPT-3 Prompt: We went to a Banksy exhibit last weekend and it was really amazing. Very clear style with powerful interesting messages. I wonder what DALL·E 2 (text to image generator AI) could do with his style? Here are some prompts that turned out well. 1) Pro-consumerism art in the style of Banksy that

Result: uses bright colors and consumer products to make a point about the excesses of capitalism

“Pro-consumerism art in the style of Banksy that uses bright colors and consumer products to make a point about the excesses of capitalism”

GPT-3 Prompt: We went to a Banksy exhibit last weekend and it was really amazing. Very clear style with powerful interesting messages. I wonder what DALL·E 2 (text to image generator AI) could do with his style? Here are some prompts that turned out well. 1) Anti-environmentalism artwork in the style of Banksy that

Result: promotes the destruction of nature

“Anti-environmentalism artwork in the style of Banksy that promotes the destruction of nature”

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GPT-3 Prompt: We went to a Banksy exhibit last weekend and it was really amazing. Very clear style with powerful interesting messages. I wonder what DALL·E 2 (text to image generator AI) could do with his style? Here are some prompts that turned out well. 1) New McDonalds logo designed by Banksy featuring

Result: Ronald McDonald as a skeleton

“New McDonalds logo designed by Banksy featuring Ronald McDonald as a skeleton”

My take? The results are interesting, it misses the mark overall. It reminds me of the feeling I get when trying to make GPT-3 produce original humor that is actually funny. The output is directionally-correct and original, and sometimes even impressive, but rarely makes me laugh.

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