Pi Day 2021 – How to make a Pi Skyline

Happy Pi day,

To celebrate International Pi-Day I created a Pi Skyline in Excel. In the video below you can see how I did that and if you download the Excel, you can work along with me. The excel has both the starting point and the finished result. 

Pi day

Today, March 14, is International Pi-Day and we celebrate the the mathematical constant π (pi). The date is chosen, because when March 14 is written in numbers it is the same as the first numbers of pi (3-14). Off course I could make a Pi chart to celebrate, but this year I did something different. I went looking for another chart type to create and discovered the idea of a Pi Skyline. 

The original artwork I wanted to recreate. In can be found here.

Pi Skyline

A Pi skyline is a skyline created with a column chart that represent the single numbers of Pi. So the first column has a height of 3, the second is 1, the third is 4 and so on. Make the column chart black and create a nice background. In the video you see how I did it and below is the end result. 

Party clothes

As you can see in the video, I dressed up in style, wearing my favorite T-shirt. And although not visible in the video, I am also wearing my Pi chart socks. 

Chart.Guide Special Pi day edition

To celebrate Pi day I also created a Chart.Guide poster Pi day edition. Only available for a limited time. 

You can download it for free at: www.Chart.Guide