The Shortlist: Unusual

Explore every shortlisted work in our Unusual category, home to anything that doesn't fit in the other categories.


How To Fix a Toilet (And Other Things We Couldn't Do Without Search)

By Xaquín G.V., Simon Rogers & team


Forma Fluens

By Mauro Martino



By The Visual Agency - Francesco Roveta, Matteo Bonera, Veronica Clarin & team


Data Sketches in Twelve Installments

By DataSketches


Herbal Medicine

By Liu Xiang


AtF Spark:  Code-free Sparkline Typeface

By Mike Gallagher, Design Director


Sound as Color

By Ronnie Pence


EPFL Data Monolith

By Truth & Beauty - Dominikus Baur, Moritz Stefaner


Bread and Money! The Russian economy on the eve of the revolution

By Rossiya Segodnya



By Kiln - Duncan Clark, Robin Houston and team


Data Viz Project

By Ferdio - Birger Morgenstjerne, Jeppe Morgenstjerne, Kasper Greve and team


Data-Driven Guides: Supporting Expressive Design for Information Graphics

By Nam Wook Kim/Harvard University


The Annual Report of the ERGO Hestia Group, "Network"

By ERGO Hestia Group


:: See the full 2017 Shortlist


Discover each category...

Arts, entertainment & pop culture

Current affairs & politics

Environments & maps

Humanitarian / global

People, language & identity

Science & technology

Sports, games & leisure



...and vote for your favourite

  • Hit the grey "VOTE" button on the right
  • You can only vote once in each category
  • once you’ve voted that’s it - you can't change your mind
  • voting closes Sun 29 Oct 11.59pm PST 

The public vote gets added to the decisions from our 20+ panel of expert judges. Each category has three prizes - gold, ($1,000), silver ($500) and bronze ($250) - plus numerous special awards. All winners receive a trophy.


I'm shortlisted - what happens next?

Share your entry with your social media contacts and encourage them to vote, adding the hashtag #iibawards. If you mention our Twitter (@infobeautyaward) and Facebook we'll try to RT and share as much as we can. 

We'll be emailing all shortlistees with next steps including invites to the London ceremony on Tues 28 Nov. If you're shortlisted but haven't heard from us by Fri 27 Oct, it's probably because we don't have up-to-date contacts for you – so drop us a line

Not shortlisted but want to find out the results live - and brush shoulders with the winners - at the London ceremony? For the first time we’re making available a limited number of tickets (including canapés and a welcoming drink) - book here

Want us to change the image / text / credit / link? Have other questions? Check the housekeeping notes on our Longlist before emailing us with your query.


:: Browse the 2017 Longlist & Shortlist

:: See the 2016 winners 

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