Don't miss the latest stories
Japanese Artist Creates Beautiful Paintings Using Microsoft Excel
By Erwan Xiao, 17 May 2013
Microsoft Excel is usually the go-to software for anything spreadsheet or graph related.
However, 73-year-old Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi has found a new use for it.
He creates beautiful paintings using Microsoft Excel. He explains that graphic programs are usually too expensive, and that Excel came pre-installed with his computer.
Seeing his colleagues creating graphs with the program, he assumed it could be used to draw as well.
Using Excel’s ‘AutoShape’ feature to draw complex shapes, he then colors it in to create traditional Japanese-styled paintings.
Over the last ten years, Horiuchi has made a name for himself, with exhibitions all over Japan.
[via Oddity Central]
More related news
Also check out these recent news