They Call Him Grandpa and He's a Pixel Painter

Meet Hal Lasko, a 97-Year-Old Artist. His Medium of Choice? Microsoft Paint.

Published on Jul 25, 2013

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In this sweet video, MUH-TAY-ZIK | HOF-FER Sr. Writer Josh Bogdan and co-director Ryan Lasko introduce us to the Lasko family and its patriarch, Hal. The 97-year old, commonly known as Grandpa, was a "lettering man" -- a typographer who built a career hand drawing fonts on spec sheets that would later be used in ads, greeting cards and posters. Lasko was, for all intents and purposes, a graphic designer before the computer age. Though his vision is now limited due to wet macular degeneration, Grandpa retains his joie de vivre and continues to live out his passion. Fifteen year ago, his family bought him a computer and introduced him to Microsoft Paint, allowing him to pick up where he left off. Today, he uses the program to magnify sections enough that he can see and patiently work on them in a pointillist style.

Today, Grandpa is a pixel painter.

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Jul 25, 2013
The Pixel Painter
Josh Bogdan
Ryan Lasko
Director of Photography:
Topaz Adizes
Original Music:
Justin Pedone
Original Music:
Tyler H. Brown

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