Pinot W. Ichwandardi has a highly specific set of skills: a senior content creator at VaynerMedia who spent time as a Vine artist for a number of major companies, he is known for his brilliant work with stop-mo, animation and old-school tech.
As he told Esquire, “I collect some retro gadgets. In my opinion we cannot just collect and then put it as a decoration somewhere. I need to use them, just like the old days.”
And use them he does.
For his latest project, Ichwandardi broke out a Tandy1000 (released in 1984 for sale in Tandy’s RadioShack stores) and an AppleColor Composite Monitor (introduced in 1985), alongside a copy of IBM PC Storyboard 2.0, and brought the Netflix hit “The Queen’s Gambit” to life as an MS DOS chess game from the ’80s.
The results: Oddly fitting, and oddly satisfying (and so well-executed that we kind of seem to remember playing it …).
The CGA's 4 colors CGA's artifact colors pic.twitter.com/cTQFwLtfAM
— Pinot W. Ichwandardi (@pinot) November 20, 2020
The process: Drawing Shaibel, Townes, Benny & Borgov in CGA mode.
Software: IBM PC Storyboard 2.0 pic.twitter.com/gLVIcYOx3N
— Pinot W. Ichwandardi (@pinot) November 22, 2020