The MacBU is excited to announce a new user-generated community site, Art of Office. Art of Office is a place for people to submit artistic and/or useful content made using Office applications (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint). Whether it’s creating pixel art using Excel (a la our Post-it Notes) developing an animated short story in PowerPoint or artistic pieces in Word, this online community allows you to share, rate, remix and discuss user-submitted content with other Mac Office users around the world. It’s a fun way to show unique applications of our product and helps people think of Mac Office in ways they may not have thought of before.

Some amazing art already on the site includes:

- Really fun postcards from Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo fame

- A wonderful retelling of one of my favorite math stories (yes, I have more than one favorite math story.) by Zeus Jones

- And of course, an awesome use of Excel by Rene Hernandez Miranda aka ‘pixelfreak’, a design student from El Salvador.

- I created my own profile with the files I used to create the post-it icons as well as some funny charts, random art generator, and useful stuff.

We also have artwork from Phil Torrone, senior editor of Make magazine and many other contributors that you can check out. So go create a profile, look around at others’ artwork and add your own creations. We all use Office to work with the files we need to for business, school and day-to-day tasks. This is a great opportunity to show off your creative, unusual or useful documents.