This project is related to my long running “Circuit Floorplan” series of drawings inspired by electronic symbols. To propel this series forward, I have assembled a dataset of all the electronic symbols I could find on the internet (880 symbols total, each symbol saved as an 128x128px PNG). With this dataset, I have used StyleGan2 to generate new electronic symbols. These newly generated symbols have then been the basis of new drawings. Below, you can see 3 galleries of images. The first image is the AI-generated symbol, and the rest are my drawings based on these symbols.
Technical Note: I have had a lot of difficulty (read: GPU memory issues) using StyleGan2, so the quality of the generated symbols is not too great. I plan to repeat this experiment on a cloud platform soon to avoid these issues.