The Shortlist: Arts, Entertainment & Culture

Our Shortlisted creators are experts at merging design and data, so it's not surprising that many of them draw inspiration from the worlds of art, music and film. Read on to see the works of Beethoven, the Coen brothers and Picasso visualized in innovative and unexpected ways.


The Cultural Borders of Songs

By Matt Daniels at The Pudding


Chinese National Orchid Diagram

By Yang Zhangbin at Nanjing University of the Arts


Explore Marvel Universe In New ST Graphic

By Billy Ker, Chee Wei Xian & Denise Chong at The Straits Times


The Ring of the Nibelungen

By Palina Pol


You Could Fill a Museum

By Dorothy Gambrell at Bloomberg Businessweek


Australian Survivor Visualised

By Paul Vaartjes


A Visual Guide to 'The Big Lebowski'

By Steven Braun & Matthew McDonald


Coins - A Journey Through a Rich Cultural Collection

By Marian Dörk, Flavio Gortana, Franziska von Tenspolde & Daniela Guhlmann at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam


Frames of Mind

By Alberto Lucas López at National Geographic


Quartetto Sincronie Performing Beethoven op. 74 num. 10

By Angela Testa, Manlio Massimetti & Prof. Elena Ippoliti at Università degli studi di Roma "La Sapienza"


Fear and Loathing in Cinema

By Alexey Obzhorin


Fifty Chapters Of Adorable Cuteness: An Ode To Cardcaptor Sakura

By Nadieh Bremer


:: See the Full 2018 Shortlist


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Visualization & Information Design

Science & Technology



I'm shortlisted - what happens next?

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