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Some of you who visit Gizmodo at work do so to escape the drudgery of Excel, and we expect those of you reading this for that reason will especially appreciate artist Danielle Aubert's book 58 Days Worth of Drawing Exercises in Microsoft Excel, which surprisingly contains exactly what it says it does.

Aubert creates her drawings by manipulating cell preferences for background color, fill pattern, and border styles, occasionally inserting words or letters and comment boxes into the grid; most of them are abstract, unlike the one pictured here. We've spent our lives thus far avoiding having to use Excel, but if you have other enjoyable/artistic ways of tinkering with spreadsheets, let us know.


58 Days Worth of Drawing Exercises in Microsoft Excel [Danielle Aubert, via information aesthetics]