Where form meets function

While most of us are still trying to figure out how to use formulae on Microsoft Excel, Tatsuo Horiuchi is creating beautiful pieces of art, which is why he has been dubbed the “Michaelangelo of Excel.”

When Horiuchi retired, he wanted to try his hand at art. But instead of putting brush to canvas, the 77-year-old decided to use what he already had at his disposal: Microsoft Excel.

Now, Horiuchi is creating amazingly intricate masterpieces of the Japanese landscape – all on the free graphing software. In the video above, he talks about how some people make fun of him, how and why he chose Excel, and what goes into making his incredible pieces of art.

Check out the video, courtesy of Great Big Story, to learn more about his unique talent and to get a glimpse of Horiuchi’s impossibly detailed “paintings.”

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