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62 of the best infographics

Best infographics: Simplify complex data

51. All the World’s Metals and Minerals

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It’s not traditionally something you would think about: what are the buildings we live in, the roads we drive on, and the products we consume actually made of? But in these times of enhanced environmental awareness, these are increasingly important questions, and they’re answered brilliantly in this eye-opening infographic from Visual Capitalist. Note, though, that you really need to scroll to the bottom to get the full impact.

52. Santiago Poster

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Santiago de Compostela is a city in Spain that's best known for being the culmination of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route. This infographic details the routes and identities of those who've journeyed to the alleged burial site of Biblical apostle St. James. It'ss available to buy as a poster.

53. Imaginary Factory

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Illustrator, designer and typographer Jing Zhang has produced some of the best infographics that show how things work. In this recent series, she breaks down the component elements of cameras, iPhones, clocks and TVs as well as coffees, cakes and teapots.

54. Wind Map

The best infographics: Wind map

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One of the best infographics we've seen to harness animation, this wind map shows the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. Developed by artists Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg, it creates a series of beautiful patterns depending on which direction the wind is flowing. You can even zoom in to see more details in a specific area.

55. Dribbble: A HTML5 Interactive Infographic

The best infographics: Dribbble

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This 3D pie chart showing how people use Dribbble is lovely and creative. It's the work of Bristol-based designer Jamie Brightmore, who created his own icon illustrations and brought them to life with CSS3 and HTML5. 

56. Kobe Bryant

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Even if you're not interested in NBA basketball, you'll have heard of Kobe Bryant, who passed away in January 2020. In 2012 he became the youngest player in NBA history to score over 30,000 career points, and the LA Lakers released this infographic, designed by J Alexander Diaz, which gives you an insight to Kobe Bryant's scoring numbers over the course of 17 seasons.

Best infographics: how-to guides

57. How to use Colour and Typography in Marketing

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There’s a lot of talk about the cultural meaning of different colours and how this can be harnessed in marketing, but how much of it is actually true? This animated infographic by MDG Advertising sorts reality from myth, and provides a series of bite-size facts on the subjects of colour and typography in marketing.

58. How to Learn to Draw

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Anna Vital is the information designer behind Adioma, one of the best infographics tools around. And her infographic explaining how to learn to draw is a great example of the tool in action.

59. How to Become a Creative Genius in 5 Days

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Sometimes you need to set yourself new creative challenges. So Zippi has produced this great infographic that shows you how to start making your masterpiece in less than a week. It's full of tips on how to get inspiration, tackle creative blocks and promote yourself.

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Want to design the perfect logo? Then this logo design infographic from Company Folders has some good advice for you. This infographic features a great checklist you can use to see if your designs are on the right track.

61. Accessibility Challenges in Email

The best infographics: Email accessibility

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Making designs are accessible to people with disabilities is a win for everyone, and this infographic from Litmus explains some of the things you need to do to ensure this. Subject range from colour blindness to neurological disorders, and there are some eye-opening stats to show the proportion of the population you'll be excluding if you don't pay heed to these rules.

62. How to Be a Superhero

The best infographics: Superhero

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Want to be a superhero? This adorable infographic from illustrator Zia Somjee shows you how you can acquire a back story, a secret identity and even an arch-nemesis. Whether you're concerned about which colour spandex you should opt for or how you'll go about finding your superpower, look no further.

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