We've trawled the web to find the most informative and inspiring infographics - just look what we've uncovered!
Every picture tells a story, as they say, but sometimes it takes a clever combination of words and pictures to tell a story quickly, concisely and in an entertaining fashion.
You can use one of these great tools to create infographics, but meanwhile we've trawled the web to uncover the very best examples of infographics, to show you just how it should be done. Some are funny, some more serious, and all are inspiring examples of the art.
01. What happens one hour after drinking a can of coke?
Everyone knows that creatives very rarely work a nine-to-five. And sometimes you just need that little push to get you through. But before you reach for a can of Coke as a solution, take a look at this simple but effective infographic from the Renegade Pharmacist, which reveals exactly what happens within an hour of drinking one. And trust us, guys, it's not pretty.
02. 15 golden principles of visual hierarchy
Designmantic created the 10 commandments of typography, UI, and colour theory that you may have seen on our pages, and now they've designed this graphic to help you implement visual hierarchy in your data and reduce the noise.
03. 18 rules for using text
We visited The Visual Communication Guy and found this great inforgraphic that provides designers with 18 rules for using text. The use of typography can be confusing – which font do you choose, and what size? If you follow these rules you won't go wrong and quickly start to see a world of difference in your designs.
04. How to design the perfect logo
05. The 10 commandments of user interface design
This is one of the best infographics we've seen covering user interface, or UI design. The creators of the 10 commandments of typography, Designmantic.com, have come up with this go-to graphic to help you get your website interface just so.
06. The great big list of infographic ideas
While on our travels across the world wide web, we landed at InfoBrandz site and found this – yes, it's an infographic that explains how to make the best infographic around. Which is quite meta. And it's also really useful, so we had to share it with you.
07. What font is best for you?
We recently came across this brilliantly detailed infographic on how to determine what font is best for you – and just had to share it with you. Produced by Cartridge Discount, the graphic takes you on a history of typefaces and acts as a guide by delving into serif vs sans-serif, fonts for the web, print, unique fonts and the future of fonts. Take a look and discover what font is best for you.
08. The Marvel Universe
With the much anticipated release of one of the best 3D movies, Thor: The Dark World just around the corner, we just can't get enough of all things Marvel. This brilliant infographic from illustrator Sam Gilbey showcases the cinematic figures for our favourite superheroes.
This brilliant background illustration teamed with the expansive figures make this a perfect infographic for any comic fan. We love the way he's laid out all the information without losing any artistic aspects.
09. Why your brain craves infographics
This one's new on us - an infographic about infographics. Okay, so Neo Mam Studios may not be the first agency to have this idea, but what they've come up with is beautifully designed and brilliantly executed. An online experience built with HTML5 and CSS3, you can check it out in all its interactive glory here.
"The parallax scrolling effects were probably the most difficult to achieve," says Neo Mam's Danny Ashton. "Our developers looked at the available libraries and described them as a bit 'wonky', so they ended up creating their own instead."
Besides that, says Ashton, the challenge in building the infographic was to keep the CSS as simple as possible. "We wanted a smooth, user-friendly experience," Ashton explains. "That was more important to us that doing loads of 'tricks'."
10. What font is your city?
The team at Motovo aren't your average group of real estate agents. Not only are they fascinated by typography, they also have a sense of humour. The team's latest creation is this brilliant infographic, in which they match 10 US cities with their font equivalents. New York, Phoenix, Memphis, Philadelphia and Chicago are among the cities featured, each accompanied by its own font and the name of the designer behind it.
The Movoto staff picked their favourite cities from across the US and came up with several adjectives to best describe them. They then scoured the internet for various fonts, which, in their opinion, represented the adjectives. However, knowing that typography is dear to many people's hearts, the Movoto team also asked the advice of professional designers in each city.
We think they've done a brilliant job at matching fonts to each city, with New York and Chicago being particular favourites of ours. What do you think?
11. Fume leads to death
We've all seen gruesome images and videos showing the effects smoking has on the human body, but here graphic design student Heng Chun Liow has taken the subtle approach. With not a diseased heart in sight, Chun Liow developed this infographic and series of conceptual posters, which combine simple vector graphics and basic facts with the tagline 'Make your choices. It is your life'.
We love the way the simplicity of the design communicates a simple idea, putting the emphasis on personal choice. Even if you couldn't read the words, the clever illustrations shown above and immediately below convey a message that couldn't be any clearer.
12. Superman costume changes
This year's been a great one for 3D movies and were blown away by the new Superman movie, Man of Steel. To celebrate its release, digital artist Imbong Hadisoebroto has created this illustrated infographic tracing how the superhero's appearance has evolved since 1934. Moving through the decades, it's incredible to see the transformations that the iconic suit has gone through.
From the classic caped-crusader costume to other, lesser-known offerings, Hadisoebroto gives a comprehensive view of Superman throughout the years, including the latest design by James Acheson
and Michael Wilkinson. See more Superman-inspired art from Hadisoebroto on Deviant Art.
Illustrator, designer and typographer Jing Zhang has dived into her creative mind and produced a series of adorable infographics. Here, she's imagined elves hard at work inside our favourite gadgets with some cute illustrations and quirky annotations. The infographics include iPhones, cameras, clocks and TVs as well as coffees, cakes and teapots.
14. 200 Super powers
This is the third iteration of Pop Chart Lab's popular superpower infographic, the material sourced from the last 75 years of comic books and broken down into seven main skills sets; powers of the mind, animal powers, mastery, powers of the body, force control, object manipulation and weapons-based.
This vibrant design is seriously impressive, the sprawling taxonomy of over 200 superpowers and 600 superheroes and villains spreading over six square feet. We're also loving the final rendered vintage-style design, which pays tribute to the great cosmic covers of the Bronze Age of Comics.
15. Distance to Mars
Ever wondered how far it is to Mars? Yes, we know that Wikipedia can tell you the exact distance, but once numbers become, well, astronomical, it can be difficult to really wrap your head around them. To help you out, David Paliwoda and Jesse Williams's motion infographic, Distance to Mars visualises these massive distances in a way that every digital designer can understand - in pixels!
Take a look at the infographic above and tell us you haven't spent hours, even days of your life thumbing several of the controllers you see! The wonderful people at Pop Chart Lab have created this infographic detailing the complete family tree of video game control schemes, including handhelds, joysticks, paddles, gamepads, rifles, steering wheels, and even a glove.
17. Zhi Liang
Singapore-based student Chen Zhi Liang was set a task by his graphic design tutor to create an infographic résumé and we think he's come up trumps with this design. Showcasing the all-important qualifications and skills, the résumé is eye-catching without being overwhelming. Liang's minimal approach is perfect for an overcrowded job market.
18. Doctor Who
Doctor who fan and designer Sam Gibley was commissioned by Virgin TV to create this illustrated guide to commemorate the 50th anniversary. Artful and easy to digest, it provides a wealth of information on the history of the character, as well as some interesting factoids and trivia.
Nicholas Feltron is best known for being a member of the product design team at Facebook. But, since 2005, he's been working on a personal project called the annual Feltron report. Every year, the designer releases the daddy of all infographics documenting everything he's done in 12 months. Awesome.
20. Fonts & Colors
Internet marketing and design company Tasty Placement developed this cool infographic that focuses on the use of fonts and colour among the world's leading brands. The interesting study shows which colors, typefaces and styles come together to form the logos of the world's 100 most powerful brands.
21. Serif vs Sans
Ever find it hard to choose between Serif and Sans? If so, this Serif vs Sans The Final Battle infographic might come in handy. The design runs through what type of typography is best suited to different projects. And the result? Serif is better for print and Sans is better for web.
22. Wind map
A beautiful and original infographic, this animated wind map shows the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The animation, developed by artists Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, creates a series of beautiful patterns depending on which direction the wind is flowing. The interactive project also allows you to zoom in to see more details in a specific area.
A favourite of ours here at Creative Bloq, this is illustrator Jessica Draws' first ever animated infographic. Jessica was commissioned by China Blueprint Online to design an infographic to communicate the benefits of using Chinese social media in Australia.
24. Facebook: Supercharging your apps
Feast your eyes upon our very own infographic, created by our in-house designer extraordinaire James Hollingworth. Here, you'll discover how Facebook has helped apps grow and develop, and the effect that being on the world's biggest social platform can have on your own app.
25. Evolution of the F1 car
This brilliant animated infographic was created by designer Rufus Blacklock. He has condensed 62 years of F1 car evolution into one handy minute-long video.
26. Olympic swimming 2012
27. Home is where the internet is
As social media continues to be a part of our everyday lives, it's also becoming an important part of the way we travel. Tripl, a startup that allows users to share travel tips, trip itineraries, and photos from friends, created a cool infographic that shows how social media affects the way we travel.
28. The growth of green technology
Environmental issues will always be a hot topic and this infographic from The World Bank showcases the consequences of continuing on the current trajectory and suggests the benefits that can accrue from making a shift to green technologies.
29. Credit cards go social
Have you noticed the steady increase of credit card adverts when you log in to Facebook? Credit card companies have started to up their presence on social media websites to lure in young customers. This infographic from card hub explains why you should care...
30. Rank for your name in Google
Want to rank better in Google? If you're an individual, you could build your own site and hope it does well. But you might have more success by creating a page for yourself on a social media site like LinkedIn, Facebook, or Twitter. This infographic from Search Engine Land shows you how.
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