Hybrid Mythical Creatures Poster

Clients: Prof. Jodie Jenkinson


Medium: Tableau, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

Audience: General public

Date: April 2019

Project Details: This poster was created as a fun practice exercise for visualizing data as an infographic. The topic chosen was hybrid mythical creatures. The visualization shows what real life animals make up hybrid mythical creatures. The poster also includes visualizations on what geographic regions these creatures' myths originate from and a taste of the history of some of the creatures.

Adobe Photoshop Illustrations 


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Eberhart, G. M. (2002). Mysterious Creatures: A Guide to Cryptozoology. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIIO Inc.


Godfrey, L. S. (2009).  Mysteries, Legends and Unexplained Phenomena: Mythical Creatures. New York, NY: Chelsea House Publishers.


Nakagawa M. S., (1999), Sankai ibutsu: An Early Seventeenth-Century Japanese Illustrated Manuscript Sino-Japanese Studies. 11:24-38


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Sherman, J. (2008). Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore. Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference.


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The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2010). Fenghuang. Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/topic/fenghuang


The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. (2015). Qilin. Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved from https://www.britannica.com/topic/qilin


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