As much as technophiles love to imagine our future, they also can’t get enough of mining the past. Just yesterday, Nintendo announced it was bringing back a mini version of its legendary Super Nintendo game console (following up on the re-release of the original NES in 2016, which promptly sold out worldwide), and there seems to be no limit to enthusiasts desire to revisit old tech in a new way.
An Indonesian-born, New York-based illustrator named Wahyu Ichwandardi (Twitter handle @pinotski) took this retro love to a new level by hand-drawing, shot for shot, the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi on an Apple IIc. Originally released in 1984, the fourth model in the Apple II series was discontinued in 1988--seeing as Ichwandardi credits himself as a “devoted Apple user” on his official site, it’s no surprise he appears to be a bit of an Apple archeologist as well. He was able to painstakingly recreate every frame of the promo for the next installment in the Star Wars saga (directed by Rian Johnson and due to hit theaters this December) using a bitmap paint program called Dazzle Draw and an old KoalaPad graphics tablet from the same era as the Apple IIc.
For a film series recently reborn through the power of nostalgia, this project is a match made in fandom heaven.
Cita-cita waktu masih kecil di th 80an: bikin trailer Star Wars pakai komputer Apple bermonitor monochrome, baru kesampaian sekarang. pic.twitter.com/kUV28VB5pq— Pinot (@pinotski) June 26, 2017