Poiesis (from Ancient Greek: ποίησις) is the act of generating something new that did not exist before.
Poiesis is a new tool created to help musicians creating unique cover art.
Merging different archives and training different Artificial Intelligences, Poiesis offers a new and innovative way to approach album art, blurring the lines between art, music, technology and graphic design.
It’s been proven multiple times that an effective album cover will increase the sales of the musical product. Yet today cover art is not considered as important as it used to be, probably because digitalization reduced the size of the artwork to small icons in our Spotify libraries.
My intent is to investigate the role of cover art and explore new technological and artistic frontiers to develop quality graphics.
After generating hundreds of pictures, my intention was to make the project accessible for everyone and publish it on an online website.
The website has four main areas and the most important one is the one called “Create”.
The page features a form with three questions about the user’s music project. After choosing the answers that better suit the album, you just hit a submit button and get a unique AI generated album cover.
Try the project yourself here