Here at kubxlab, we’re concerned with outside-the-box thinking,in spite of the “cube” in our name.
Each of our Apple accessories is an attempt to reinvent the norm, to invert common ideas and make them into new things, and we celebrate moments in the media where others do the same thing, no matter where they stand on the Mac vs. PC debate.
With that in mind, we present to you the Microsoft Excel artwork of Tatsuo Horiuchi.
These images are produced entirely in Microsoft Excel by Japanese artist Tatsuo Horiuchi! In his words:
“Graphics software is expensive, but Excel comes pre-installed on most computers. And it has more functions and is easier to use than [Microsoft] Paint.”
So, he decided to repurpose the spreadsheet program to create beautiful, artistically creative images. We’re not entirely sure how he has done this and the only available tutorials have not yet been translated from Japanese, but we are in love with this concept.
The precision of Horiuchi’s pieces is remarkable. The key to intense detail is minutiae, the littlest things. Sometimes the loudest voice comes from the tiniest strokes of the brush or, in this case, the cursor. You can see more of Tatsuo Horiuchi’s work in the art blog about him.
Thank you for your lovely work, Mr. Horiuchi! It’s inspiring, and we’ll never think of Excel the same way again. On that note, we’ll hit the lab again and start working on some new, colorful Apple accessories in the spirit of inspiration this artwork has cultivated.