Hal Lasko, 8-bit sweetheart.

By July 26, 2013Uncategorized

A video profile on Hal Lasko, 97 year old artist who utilises Microsoft paint as his artistic tool of choice. MS Paint is the butt of most jokes when it comes to design software, if it can even be called that. One would say its the comic sans of design tools, but Hal humbles us all with his artworks that he painstakingly and patiently creates on Paint. He carefully places pixels in a pointillism style as he focuses on area by area of the canvas to bring together beautiful pieces. Suffering from a loss of eyesight Paint’s good old magnify (x5,x10?)has bought new light to his art. A reminder to all how art can be created in any which way, and all you really need is a bit of focus and sometimes, a lot of patience.

The video is an 8 minute delight and also a testament to how good aged faces look on film. Give it a watch!

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