Spreadsheet Art: Who Knew?
Spreadsheet Art. It’s a thing, actually.
When most people think about spreadsheets, they think about numbers and formulas. Then they just about fall asleep — but that isn’t the case for renowned illustrators Marina Esmaraldo (Barcelona) and Mallory Heyer (New York). These two artists were brought together to push Google Sheets to its limits. With art, not numbers. And they sure did just that
After connecting on Google Hangout and concepting the idea, these extremely talented ladies executed the design. How? By resizing cells into thousands of pixel-like squares, merging cells to create color blocks, vibrant color gradients with conditional formatting and cell values, and other cool things it turns out you can do with Google Sheets. Who knew?
Not only does this help Google try to catch up to their main competitor, Microsoft Excel, it’s just plain cool. So cool that Google has also brought in Colossal Media to translate this art into a 13-foot by 34-foot mural that will be painted at the corner of Bogart and Thames streets in Brooklyn, NY through August 14th.
What an interesting way to differentiate and elevate the Google Sheets brand! This just goes to show that art really can be made anywhere from anything.