Graphics programs like Illustrator and Photoshop have gotten increasingly complex over time. But what would happen if you stripped off all the bells and whistles and were left with the essence of a graphics editor? Today three friends and I explored that idea using MacPaint, the very first graphics editor to ship with the original Macintosh in 1984. We dubbed our casual collective “Wherewolf” and set out to create a series of posters based on headlines from trashy UK newspapers. We loaded up MacPaint using an old Mac emulator, set a time limit, and began fumbling through the (relatively) ancient interface.