An overwhelming display of talent - congrats to all who made the cut.
A note on the categories
With so many works looking at the dataviz community itself, or offering guides on charts & graphics, we decided to place all that meta stuff in Visualization & Information Design.
All history & food entries have been moved to Arts, Entertainment & Culture.
Pieces on activism, charity, activism, disasters and relief were given their own category: Humanitarian.
Some of 2018's hot topics
WOMEN & GIRLS
Reflecting the growing #metoo movement, crimes against women and girls were highlighted, including the sexual misconduct of high-profile men.
Powerful and provocative pieces shed light on reproductive rights, political representation, women in films, unequal pay & gendered job roles.
REFUGEES & MIGRANTS
The flow of people from one country to another inspired a wealth of visualizations.
Separated migrant children caught creators' attention, with the plight of the Rohingya Muslims inspiring some moving pieces.
Perceptions of immigrants were explored & popular myths debunked.
ECO, NATURE & CLIMATE
Climate change continues to represent a deep seam of fascinating data art such as this handmade wearable piece on emissions, & this energy transition colouring book.
Natural disasters featured heavily, as did our global plastics problem. Creators investigated our human footprint, scarcity of resources, & changing weather patterns.
Political tweets continue to be a gift to visualizers, while President Trump's trade war, campaign spending and arguably unseemly business relationships resulted in graphics covering the Paradise Papers & Brett Kavanaugh's nomination.
From Bonsai to bird cages, elements of Chinese culture, both traditional & new, piqued the interest of creators this year.
Entries document national treasures, the marriage market and ancient cities.
Explore the Longlist by category:
Arts, Entertainment & Culture
Leisure, Games & Sport
Maps, Places & Spaces
Science & Technology
Politics & Global
People, Language & Identity
Visualization & Information Design
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:: Browse the 2018 Longlist
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