Pinot (Wahyu) Ichwandardi

Not sure how many people have come across the wonderful version of the film clip for “This is America” by Childish Gambino animated on a 128k Mac by Pinot W. Ichwandardi, an Indonesian-American artist living in New York. There are many versions, but this one shows off some of the kit. A lot of the drawing was done on a 128k Mac:

Super nice guy — I exchanged tweets with him a few times about vintage Mac things. He did some amazing work on all sorts of vintage platforms. Check out his Instagram. Even a Newton!

Pinot suffered a serious stroke in 2022 from which he has made an unexpectedly substantial but still only partial recovery. His family has set up a GoFundMe to which I have donated. From his Twitter updates it appears he’s getting back into art and even back using his Mac SE.

You can see some of his vintage machines including his 128k in this tweet.

I recommend browsing through his twitter (although I try not to use the bird site any more) and Instagram. The melding of vintage tech, analogue techniques, and fun with his family is really wonderful.

Pinot also got me onto the Summagraphics MacTablet, an early tablet that works on the earliest pre-ADB Macs, which will be the subject of the next update to the site.