The 20 Best Data Visualizations of 2018

20.12.2018 by Marisa Krystian

A beautiful visualization is the perfect blend of data, story, and design. But make no mistake – it isn’t easy to effectively combine emotion with cutting-edge technology. Sometimes you need a little inspiration. The works of art on this list are fun to look at and demonstrate how to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Take some time out this holiday season to enjoy the best data visualizations of 2018:

8,000 of Picasso’s Works

By National Geographic 

best data visualizations of 2018

Figures in the Sky

By Nadieh Bremer

best data visualizations of 2018

500,000 Coins at the Münzkabinett Berlin

By University of Applied Sciences Potsdam

best data visualization of 2018

Reimagine the Game

By Signal Noise + Siemens

best data visualizations of 2018

Lessons From Those We’ve Lost

By James Round

best data visualizations of 2018

A Night Under the Stars at US National Parks

By Jordan Vincent

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How America Uses Its Land

By Dave Merrill and Lauren Leatherby – Bloomberg

Best data visualizations of 2018

Casting Shakespeare

By Eric William Lin

best data visualizations of 2018

Women’s Pockets

By Jan Diehm + Amber Thomas – The Pudding

best data visualizations of 2018

What Happens to the Plastic We Throw Out?

By National Geographic

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Bussed Out: How America Moves Its Homeless

By Nadieh Bremer – The Guardian

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The Thai Cave Rescue Mission

By South China Morning Post

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Climate Change: Warming Stripes

By Ed Hawkins – Climate Lab Book

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TasteAtlas

By TasteAtlas

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Space Debris

By Axios

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Galaxy of Covers

By Interactive Things

best data visualizations of 2018

How Love Works

By Totaljobs

best data visualizations of 2018

Who’s Who Guide to the Marvel Cinematic Universe

By Billy Ker, Chee Wei Xian, and Denise Chong – The Straits Times

best data visualizations of 2018

Searching for the ‘Correct’ Mascara

By Sonja Kuijpers – Studio Terp

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History of Bruce Springsteen

By Adam McCann

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BONUS: The Ultimate World Cup Infographic

By Infogram

best data visualizations of 2018

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