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Excel Art

June 16th 2014 04:22
excel art spreadsheet
Cherry Blossoms of Historical Castle site (2006)

As reported on Spoon-Tomago, about 13 years ago, shortly before retiring, Tatsuo Horiuchi decided he needed a new challenge in life. So he bought a computer and began experimenting with Excel. “Graphics software is expensive but Excel comes pre-installed in most computers,” explained Horiuchi. “And it has more functions and is easier to use than Microsoft Paint.”

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Kegon Falls (2007)

Horiuchi first gained attention when, in 2006, he entered an Excel Autoshape Art Contest. His work, which was far-superior than the other entries, blew the judges away. Horiuchi took first place and went on to create work that has been acquired by his local Gunma Museum of Art.
Microsoft excel paintings

Don’t believe these were made in Excel? You can even download excel files from the website here and play around with them yourself:
excel pictures competition

excel art spreadsheet

Amazing Window Art

June 19th 2013 07:24
It's amazing just how much fun you can have with just a window, landscape, and a few pens. From such simple things, a creative mind can conjure up and offer up a batch of greatness that truly has to be witnessed.

Window art monster attack buildings

window art bear. Deceptive clever drawings

Window art hill balloons

Window drawings. UFO attack

window art. Davy Jones

Words That Explain Themselves

July 11th 2012 03:14
images that explain words - balloons

clarity in words. clock drawing

stock market explained in the spelling of the word

The moon as a word image. One o rising.

the word parallel explained graphically


Do The Dishes Flash

January 2nd 2012 01:41

comic flash do the dishes
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Phone Book Carvings

July 29th 2011 06:23
Phone Book Art

As seen on the Web Designer Depot (link above to original article), Alex Queral is a Philadelphian sculptor best known for using old phone books to carve their pages into celebrities faces.
celebrities carved into phone books
Patrick Swayze

Some of the celebrities he’s made sculptures of include Barack Obama, Jack Nicholson, Frida Kahlo and John Goodman.
sculptures from a phone book
Jack Nicholson

The process takes at least a couple of weeks to complete.
He begins by sketching the famous person’s face on a piece of paper and laying it over the phone book, after that he uses a razor blade, patiently carving away at the thousands of pages that lie within phone book to create the 3D portrait.
He then paints each face with a monochromatic wash to distinguish the portraits from the pages.
Famous Faces carved into a phone book
Willie Nelson

Queral says that creating these portraits is a very tense process because it takes so long to do, and if you “cut something away you can’t get it back again.”
Politicians in phone books
Barack Obama

Civil War Posters

June 15th 2011 04:21
In the mid 1800s posters were about the only option for mass media advertising appealing to the masses.
It's interesting to see the marketing techniques used back then and compare them to modern times.
These posters would be far too wordy and less colorful and catchy than contemporary versions

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There are many famous statues in existence today, from the Statue of Liberty to Christ the Redeemer or even Michaelangelo's David.

However, statues in honour of well know fictional characters are also common place. As seen on Blastr, below are some well known examples. See the full photoset here.
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Little People

April 13th 2011 06:55
The "Little People Project" has been abandoning little people on the streets of London since 2006.
Some of the scenes are extremely clever as can be seen below.
Click the top link above to visit the project's website

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How Muppets Work

February 28th 2011 02:04
the muppets

The Muppeteer or Muppet master always holds the Muppet above his head or in front of his body, with one hand operating the head and mouth and the other manipulating the hands and arms, either with two separate control rods or by "wearing" the hands like gloves.
how to use a muppet

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American Brands in China

February 23rd 2011 03:44
As reported on UPI, trends are changing in China as a nation of young shopaholics is born. Salaries for young, urban Chinese have almost tripled in less than a decade. This new generation is embracing some popular American brands in their own country.

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Post-it Notes

January 5th 2011 02:48
As reported on Newsweek, this year the humble post-it note turns 30.
Below we take a look at the product's history, and its cultural influence.
Read the full article here
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How Life Should Be

September 22nd 2010 04:46
“In a perfect world” is what artist Catrin Dulay has tried to express using illustrations with fun and creative messages.
View the full collection on This Blog Rules here.

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Visions of the Apocalypse

September 6th 2010 05:37
Visions of the Apocalypse by Steve McGhee

As everyone knows by now after the movie 2012. The Mayan calendar precincts the end of the world will be upon us very soon

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Police Sketches

August 23rd 2010 04:01
Police sketches are facial composites of an eyewitness's memory of a face, as recorded by a composite artist. In modern times advanced software can be used instead of a trained artist. Facial composites are used mainly by police in their investigation of (usually serious) crimes.
The sketches can be seen at post offices, newspapers, tv and internet reports around the country.

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