Okura Snowscape Painted in Excel [Limited Edition]

$45.00

A Pixel Wonderland

Okura is a village nestled deep in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture. It's the birthplace of 76-year old artist Tatsuo Horiuchi, who creates Japanese seasonal landscapes using only Microsoft® Excel. Due to its high elevation, in the winter months the land is typically covered in snow. But the Larch trees planted in the 1950s serve as a beautiful brownish contrast to the white.

For our 2nd collaboration with Mr. Horiuchi, we decided to return to the artist's roots. "Okura Snowscape" is available as a limited edition of 100 prints.  

Details

  • Designer: Tatsuo Horiuchi (堀内辰男)
  • Dimensions: 20" x 23" (paper)  11" x 22.5" (image size)
  • Digitally printed on heavyweight Fuji matte paper
  • Numbered limited edition of 100
tatsuo horiuchi profile
Meet the artist: “I never used Excel at work but I saw other people making pretty graphs and thought, ‘I could probably draw with that,’” says 76-year old Tatsuo Horiuchi. About 14 years ago, shortly before retiring, Horiuchi decide he needed a new challenge in his 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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