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Japanese art painted with Excel

According to PSFK, which bases the report on an article in the Japaense-language PC Online, for the past ten years Tatsuo Horiuchi has been drawing traditional Japanese prints using Excel spreadsheets.

Here’s a screen capture of what Horiuchi’s work looks like in process:

Why does he do this? Because Excel comes bundled for free with the computers he uses. Yeah, well, so does HTML5 Canvas but that doesn’t mean I’d want to create, say, the Mona Lisa in Javascript.

One Response to “Japanese art painted with Excel”

  1. Is there an irony between this post and the one just before?

    I still can do almost nothing with Excel, except I really mean I can do absolutely nothing with Excel.

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