An homage to Microsoft Paint July 26 2017
After word spread that Microsoft might kill off its beloved Paint program, an outcry of protest convinced the company to reverse course. Fast Company gave us the opportunity to explain why we love the old-school art software so much.
Long live Paint!!! July 25 2017
Microsoft decided to save Paint after the internet mourned. The company will be making Paint available on the Windows App Store.
Microsoft - Empowering Stories February 02 2015
Once again, honored to be featured in the Microsoft project celebrating empowering stories of people who achieve their goals using the company's technology.
THE PIXEL PAINTER turns 1! July 28 2014
Hard to believe just over a year ago we released our little film THE PIXEL PAINTER. Now, +3.5 million views, +40 blog posts, 3 TV interviews, 2 conferences and 1 Super Bowl Commercial later, Grandpa Hal's story of inspiration and creativity is out in the world. It has been a wild ride and thanks to all of you, Grandpa had some amazing experiences along the way.
To celebrate what would have been Hal's 99th birthday, we want to make sure his message reaches as many people as possible. Please take this opportunity to share his story so Grandpa Hal can continue to inspire people all over the world.
With a heavy heart... July 08 2014On Sunday, July 6, 2014 Hal Lasko passed away. It was just a few weeks shy of his 99th birthday.
Hal was surrounded by his family as he left this world after dealing with complications of a stroke that happened just a few days ago. Up until the last few hours - The "Pixel Painter" was still talking about painting and his projects.
We know he is already busy planning his next work of art - a man who found beauty in the smallest objects - we can only imagine the divine landscapes he will now see and experience.
Thank you for helping us show Grandpa Hal how truly talented he was during this last year. He was amazed and touched by your kind words and appreciation of his work. He spent his 98th year traveling near and far to discuss his artwork, saw his paintings appear in Microsoft's Superbowl commercial, and attended his first solo gallery show.
We miss you Grandpa Hal, thank you for showing us how to live a life full of passion and inspiration.
Hal Lasko July 28, 1915 - July 6, 2014
The Pixel Painter is nominated for a Webby Award April 10 2014
We have been nominated for a Webby Award in the Online Film & Video: Documentary: Individual Episode. Please show your support and vote for us today!
The Pixel Painter plays at CIFF! April 05 2014
As a Clevelander, this is bigger than getting into Cannes. We were so proud to be a part of the 38th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival!
Hal Lasko: Painting With Technology February 07 2014
Grandpa makes it into the Super Bowl! February 03 2014
Grandpa is featured in the Microsoft Super Bowl commercial! We were so excited when Microsoft contacted us to be a part of this beautiful project. Check out the commercial.
Grandpa to speak at FITC TORONTO 2014 February 01 2014
We are honored to be one of the speakers at this year's FITC Toronto 2014 Conference.
FITC produces design and technology events worldwide which inspire, educate and challenge attendees. Since 2002, FITC has brought together like-minded professionals and students in Toronto, Amsterdam, Tokyo, San Francisco, Chicago, Seoul, New York, Los Angeles and many other cities.
Grandpa's First Solo Gallery Show February 01 2014
We are thrilled to announce that the DAAP Galleries at UC will present "Hal Lasko: The Pixel Painter" at the Philip M. Meyers, Jr. Memorial Gallery from Feb. 3-March 30. An artist reception with Hal will be held from 5-7 p.m. March 13.
The Atlantic October 29 2013
Watch a 98-Year-Old Man Create Beautiful Images in Microsoft Paint
Wired Magaine October 03 2013
While most people have long since abandoned MS Paint as an outdated graphics application, Lasko has spent the last 13 years using the program to digitally create works of art, spending up to 10 hours a day on his work.
Cleveland Scene Magazine August 07 2013
Type "MS Paint" into Google. One of the top results should direct you to the eight-minute documentary, The Pixel Painter . The video profiles 98-year-old nearly blind Rocky River artist Hal Lasko, who creates sprawling but finely detailed landscapes and science-fiction images on Microsoft's rudimentary image-creation software.
ABC News July 27 2013
Legally Blind Man, 97, Makes Digital Masterpieces with Microsoft Paint
Daily News July 25 2013
Legally Blind Hal Lasko, 97, Makes Incredible Art with Microsoft Paint
Today Tech July 25 2013
When his eyesight started to go, 97-year-old Hal Lasko rediscovered his passion for art — thanks to the simple Paint app that comes with every Windows computer. Inspired, he now spends hours poring over pixels and creating art that is rich and evocative, yet unmistakably digital.
This is Colossal July 23 2013
The Pixel Painter: A 97-Year-Old Man Who Draws Using Microsoft Paint from Windows 95