Indonesian illustrator Wahyu Ichwandardi made it his mission to remake the upcoming Star Wars trailer using only an Apple llc from 1984.
Ichwandardi, who is based in New York, painstakingly drew his tribute on a KoalaPad from the ’80s, using a 1984 bitmap paint program, Dazzle Draw.
In the ’80s, the setup was deemed the “most complete computer graphics system,” but it’s clear from his process how far we’ve come.
For instance, in order to draw in layers for the animation, the illustrator had to draw each layer by hand, using plastic sheets held over the monitor, to trace each frame from the trailer, for reference.
He did it in three weeks and he used 48 floppy disks, each with 140KB of memory, and produced 288 image files which totaled a mountainous 6MB in size.
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
Check out the original trailer for reference: