Painting By Pixel

Hal Lasko, also known as “Grandpa,” is a 97-year-old graphic artist whose computer creations look “like a collision of pointillism and 8-bit art.” The above short film, The Pixel Painter, documents his process. Christopher Jobson provides background:

Lasko, who is legally blind, served in WWII drafting directional and weather maps for bombing raids and later worked as a typographer (back when everything is done by hand) for clients such as General Tire, Goodyear and The Cleveland Browns before retiring in the 1970s. Decades after his retirement his family introduced him to Microsoft Paint and he never looked back. Approaching a century in age, Lasko is now having his work shown for the first time in an art exhibition and also has prints for sale online.