Perhaps not what you expect from a design agency that spends all day wading through the complexities of Illustrator et al, but oh! We can’t help but be fond of MS Paint, and even more so now that Microsoft have announced it will no longer be included on future releases of MS operating systems. 

Using it to draw the image accompanying this post felt a bit like picking up a big fat crayon (the one that’s broken at the bottom of the box) after a decade of the finest paints and brushes.

It’s where we learnt to create imagery on a computer, spending rainy school lunchtimes waiting for someone to finish their game of solitaire, until it was our turn and we could dive straight into the wonder of Paint. Ah nostalgia. Thanks for the good times, MS Paint, and for getting us started.