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Top 10 infographic resources

by Christine Benson on May 7th, 2010

We're infographic junkies here at Brain Traffic, and it's not hard to figure out why: Successful infographics are the marriage of great design and useful information. In other words, infographics are visually appealing content.

Converting your information to an infographic benefits your users by communicating your message in a visually compelling form. Whether they show up in internal deliverables or online, infographics seem to get everyone excited. Whenever I'm ready to create a new graphic, I use these resources for ideas and inspiration.

Great Lists from other sites
1.  Smashing Magazine They've done several infographic round-up posts, but this is the one I keep going back to.
2.  Six Revisions There's a strong consumption theme running through this collection. I've sent the coffee and beer graphics around to family and friends on more than one occasion.
3.  Blog of Francesco Mugnai 50 great infographics. Nothing else. 

 Sites dedicated to Infographics
4.  Flowing Data  Great graphics and advice about how to create them. Props to Nathan Yau .
5.  Chart Porn There's a humor category. (swoon)
6.  Cool Infographics  Lots of resources for creating graphics as well as examples. Check out the tips for designing infographics
7.  We love Datavis The browsing on this one is not my favorite (the thumbnails are tough to decipher without clicking), but the graphics they pick are really strong.
8.  How Toons Cartoons are not infographics in the traditional sense, but these are so entertaining I had to include this example.

 Print Infographics
9.  Feltron Annual Report Nicholas Felton does a report every year. It’s pretty amazing.
10.  Good Magazine You know about Good, right? No? Just go there. Go there NOW. 

 Bonus – Interactive graphics!
I know I've already named 10, but I have to end with my all-time favorite interactive infographic. It's the New York Times Olympic Medal count – there's one for the Summer and Winter. They’re both so amazing, I love to go back to them even when it's not an Olympic year.

  • http://twitter.com/TSSVeloso TSSVeloso

    Hi, guys, If I may, here's another suggestion: http://visualoop.tumblr.com/ – with over 1.400 infographics and other Visualization goodies!

    Keep up the good work!

    @TSSVeloso

  • claydelk

    There's also a great book called Data Flow (http://www.amazon.com/Data-Flow-Visualising-Inf...), which has some really cool graphics and photos in it, as well.

    A lot of their examples show ways of using real-life objects and non-traditional graphics to communicate data. My favorite is a chart showing donut sales, using different icing and toppings to create a real donut/pie chart.

    Great coffee table book!

  • Dave

    Gotta see “Information is Beautiful”. Now have the (UK edition) book, and it's nice! http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/

  • http://www.infographicsarchive.com/ Infographics Archive

    Hi, like to suggest the http://www.infographicsarchive.com/

    We work hard to deliver you a daily load of the best infographics.

    Kind regards,

    SebastiaanInfographics Archive

  • Bharat

    Infographic Blog from India – http://www.newsilike.in

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