I Hedcut Myself

I have long admired the Wall Street Journal hedcuts, used for author portraits. Originally these were painstakingly created by artists; recently, though, the paper has been experimenting with an AI-assisted system for converting photos into the same style.

For “members,” they have an online hedcut creator; membership is free, though, so anyone willing to sign up can try it out  

Since I decamped from Where’s Waldo?-style eyeglasses, I’ve been in need of an avatar refresh, so I did some experimenting and the machine came up with this:

Peter Rukavina Hedcut 

Peter Rukavina Hedcut 

I’m not sure it will stick, but it’s growing on me, so I’m going to try it out for awhile wherever fine avatars are served. 


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Mike Rukavina on June 2, 2021 - 01:32 Permalink

Love it Pete!