These Word Puzzles Make The Titles Of Oscar Nominated Movies Look Like Their Plots

02/23/2015 01:33 pm ET | Updated Feb 24, 2015

What's in a name? According to artist, Facebook communication designer and former Google Creative Lab master Ji Lee, almost everything you need to know. For years Lee has been captivating the Internet with his "Word As Image" series, in which the relationship between a word's image and it's meaning is as slippery as ever.

In honor of last night's Oscars, Lee gave all of last night's "Best Picture" nominees the "Word as Image Treatment." Each visual pun warps and winks with playful dexterity, capturing the thrust of the entire film in a few short words. "I’m a big movie fan, so after watching last night’s Oscars, I decided to take up on the challenge to make all 8 nominees for the Best Picture," Lee wrote to The Huffington Post. "I was able to make most of them, but I got stuck with 'Selma' and 'Whiplash.' I posted them on Facebook and my friend offered great suggestions for the remaining two. Now it’s complete."

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