Friday Flashback: Microsoft Paint

If you’re like me, you probably remember Paint as one of the first things you installed a replacement for when you encountered a fresh install of Windows. GIMP,, Picasa, Photoscape… Something. Anything was better than Paint. But maybe that’s just me. It seems that for some people, Paint is the stuff. Those pictures at the top of the post are from Hal Lasko, also known as the pixel painter. Hal is 98, a retired graphic designer, and he did all of that with Paint. There’s a cool documentary about Hal on Vimeo (embedded below), and there are prints of his work available at

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