When Hal Lasko first retired from his long career of typography and graphic design, he wanted to dedicate all his time to personal art projects. So unlike other old people who get roped into learning about computers, when his grandchildren showed him the Windows 95 version of Microsoft Paint, he became pretty enraptured by it. The results are more amazing than anything made with MS Paint has a right to be, but we’re not complaining.
Lasko also began to lose his vision in 2005 and is now legally blind, so he uses the program now more than ever to zoom in on small details of his paintings. And holy crap, the level of detail is unbelievable.
To see more of Lasko’s work and hear about his story, check out this short documentary directed by Josh Bogden. Warning: He’s the cutest old man ever in the world and you’re probably going to have a whole bunch of feelings.
You can also buy prints of Lasko’s work on his official website.
- Lasko isn’t the first MS Paint artist we’ve featured, of course
- These MS Paint pictures are a little… different
- You can also write code in MS Paint