The Michelangelo of Microsoft Excel

Great Big Story:

When Tatsuo Horiuchi retired, he decided to try his hand at art. But instead of spending money on paints and brushes, Horiuchi used what he already had pre-installed on his computer—Microsoft Excel. Now, the 77-year-old artist is creating remarkably intricate digital masterpieces of the Japanese landscape, all on the free graphing software.

Mind. Blown. I can barely add 2+2 in Excel and this guy is creating art with it.



  • Mind-blowing stuff.

  • Glaurung-Quena

    Microsoft office is evil. This just goes to show that even the greatest evil can, with enough effort, be turned to good.

  • Kip Beatty

    If it makes you feel better Shawn, I’m not entirely sure he can add 2+2 in Excel either. He’s phenomenal with the line tool and bucket though!