Using Excel spreadsheets for the exact opposite of financial analysis

Meet Tatsuo Horiuchi, the 73-year old Japanese Excel spreadsheet artist.

Thirteen years ago, Horiuchi began looking for a new challenge. Though he had no prior experience with Excel, when he saw others using spreadsheets he thought: "I could probably draw with that."

And he was correct: he's won awards and some of his work has been purchased by his local art museum in Gunma.


"Cherry Blossoms at Jogo Castle" (2006)

"Kegon Falls" (2007)

Download the Excel files here:

See more of his art here.