Monday, July 29, 2013

Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter

Time and time again, the human spirit shows itself to be a notion of beauty and humility. Reality TV creates so called stars out of thin air, with their inflated ego's and me, me, me attitudes. This leaves me as a viewer feeling, as if part of my life was just taken away. Real soul is found all around us, but you just have a look a bit harder. Watching this short film about Hal Lasko further instills the notion that the fire within, keeps us alive and healthy. 

Here is to you Hal, for such a strong spirit and making me feel damn inspired to go out and make more of each day.

The Pixel Painter from The Pixel Painter on Vimeo.

"Hal Lasko, better known as Grandpa, worked as a graphic artist back when everything was done by hand. His family introduced him to the computer and Microsoft Paint long after he retired.

Now, Grandpa spends ten hours a day moving pixels around his computer paintings. His work is a blend of pointillism and 8-Bit art.

Meet 97-year-old Hal Lasko, The Pixel Painter"

Director: Josh Bogdan (
Director: Ryan Lasko
Editor/Writer: Josh Bogdan
Director of Photography: Topaz Adizes (
Original Music: Jarrod Pedone
Original Music: Tyler H. Brown (