Believe it or not, the artwork above was made entirely in Microsoft Excel. In fact, you can actually play with the actual Excel documents in this attached zip file. The digital paintings are the work of Tatsuo Horiuchi, a 73-year-old Japanese artist who began experimenting with Excel’s artistic capabilities 13 years ago.
According to Japanese art and design blog Spoon & Tamago, Horiuchi said:
“Graphics software is expensive but Excel comes pre-installed on most computers. And it has more functions and is easier to use than [Microsoft] Paint.”
Horiuchi first gained attention when he won an Excel Autoshape Art Contest in 2006. Since then, he has shared his digital artworks on his website (Japanese only). He even has tutorials and step-by-step guides but again, they are only in Japanese.[via Spoon & Tomago]
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