The 97-Year-Old Master of MS Paint

July 24, 2013 | Andy Cush

Hal Lasko was a typographer and graphic artist before the age of Illustrator and InDesign. Long after he retired, his grandsons got him a computer and showed him Microsoft Paint. Now, at age 97, he might be the greatest Paint painter of all time. He prefers the method to working by hand because it allows him to zoom in and work pixel-by-pixel, which, with his failing eyesight, is the only way to get the detail he wants. See Lasko’s life and work in the beautiful short documentary above, directed by his grandson Ryan Lasko and Josh Bogdan.