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Excel paintings

Sep 16, 2013

Tatsuo Horiuchi wanted to learn something new before retiring, so he bought a computer and booted up Microsoft Excel. Traditional graphics software from companies like Adobe were too expensive. Hariuchi’s beautiful results look like nothing you normally see come out of the spreadsheet software.

People like to knock Excel or <insert software program here> as if it’s the leading cause of their challenges with data. Then you come across something like this. Maybe it’s not the easiest way to go about making something, but if you can draw based on data, you’ve got yourself a way to visualize data. Maybe the software isn’t your problem. [via ReadWrite]


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