"Offensively lazy": True Detective’s laughably bad posters have got to be AI

True Detective posters
(Image credit: HBO)

Eagle-eyed viewers noticed a strange detail in the latest episode of the TV series True Detective, which featured a pair of laughably generic poster designs for fictional bands. Fans took to X to share their thoughts, with most believing that the posters were AI-generated due to strange characterless design and bizarre typos. 

While a showrunner aimed to quell the controversy, fans were still insistent that the posters – AI or otherwise – were a strange move that didn't make sense for the plotline. There are plenty of AI art generators available and most are fairly efficient, yet we're still treated to the occasional AI fail that reminds us that graphic designers are still a necessity. 

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.