An animator has painstakingly recreated “This Is America” using MacPaint

Animator Wahyu Ichwandardi has taken on the incredibly difficult task of recreating Childish Gambino’s brilliant video for “This Is America” pixel by pixel, using MacPaint (software which was released with the Apple Mac back in 1984, for those of you too young to remember) and a Macintosh 128K and Macintosh SE.

Every single frame has to be digitally drawn by Wahyu, who’s managed to break down Glover’s dance moves into just a few pixels. “Every single pixel matters,” he tweeted.

You can check out his progress so far in the tweets and Instagram videos below:


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