The Many Shades of Hannibal Lecter: A Venn Diagram

For my final assignment for design week, I chose this one worth 4 stars, which was a task to create a 3 circle Venn Diagram of Popular Culture figures.

This was the hardest of all my assignments this week, mainly to think of what I was going to do for each circle, as I had to think about it for a while. I knew I wanted to do it, though, because I loved the Yoda example that’s shown on the assignment page, and I wanted to make one of my own. First, I thought of Hannibal Lecter, since he’s a well-known popular culture figure, and I one of my favorite TV shows is NBC’s Hannibal, which has sadly been canceled (though you should really check it out). He is a character who is a good cook, rich, and evil, which I thought were good general categories. Then, I easily chose Cruella de Vil when thinking of someone who is both rich and evil, but not necessarily a good cook. For good cook and rich, but not evil, I thought to chose Gordon Ramsay, which was another easy choice. The last option, though, finding an evil chef, was somehow challenging, though with a little googling I recalled the evil chef from Ratatouille, Chef Skinner, for that category! Note that this final form of the Venn Diagram is one of so many previous combinations I’d considered, though this is the only one I found I could fill in every circle. That wasn’t easy to come up with! However, I do enjoy Venn Diagrams and I think it’s fun to group together pop culture figures in these categories that you wouldn’t normally imagine belonging together, like Hannibal Lecter and Gordon Ramsay.

To complete this project, I used the online design tool canva. Once I made an account there I was easily able to go through their list of possible templates and found a Venn Diagram template I liked. From there I was able to add and edit the text as you see there! It was a pretty easy site to use and I’d recommend it to anyone for design, especially if you’re looking for many different templates to chose from.

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