50 Informative and Well-Designed Infographics

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It’s impossible to comprehend complex data or analyze large amounts of information, if we only use words or texts. Information graphics or better known as infographics are visual explanation of data, information or knowledge. These graphics are excellent visual tools for explaining huge amounts of information where complex data needs to be explained immediately and clearly. Let me show you how Rick Mans explain how infographics ease the process of communicating conceptual information



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Infographic is one of the most challenging types of graphic design because the creation process alone is pretty intensive. Researching data is a very lengthy procedure of getting information that takes both your time and dedication for obtaining resourceful and correct data. After that, the designer must be able to create a strong visual impact that precisely displays the information in way that is rational and blend with the overall design.

We are truly delighted to show you these brilliant and informative infographics created by various talented individuals. Here’s a collection of 50 infographics that are creatively designed, colorful, lively, shocking and educational. Let’s have some visual feast!

50 Years of Space Exploration. A huge infograph that show the last 50 years of space exploration. This incredible infographic was created by Sean McNaughton and Samuel Velasco for National Geographic. (via Sean McNaughton and Samuel Velasco)

Disney vs Marvel. A collage assignment made by Curseofthemoon. An infographic about Disney buying Marvel. (via Curse of the Moon)

Grand Mosque. This is an infographic press release that came from the Gulf News (Dubai). it came with the actual graphic and an explanation about the architecture of the great mosque. (via Douglas Okasaki)

High Rise. Out of the 191 countries that are counted by the United Nations only 81 (42%) to have a building that is higher than 100 meter. (via Theo Deutinger, Johannes Pointl, Beatriz Ramo)

Relief Wells & Subsea Containment. BP intends to drill two wells designed to intersect the original wellbore above the oil reservoir. (via Hollywoodbackstage)

Prism Social Media 2010. This infographic display online conversations between the people that populate communities as well as the networks that connect the Social Web. (via Serge Esteves)

Genes and Society: Cloning. This informative infographic can help you learn to distinguish between research cloning and reproductive cloning. (via DNAPolicy)

Flickr User Model. Bryce Glass has developed a wonderful Flickr user model diagrams where one can simply understand the Flickr ecosystem. (via Bryce Glass)

Burning Fuel: The Average Car vs. The Average Human. An infographic comparison on how cars use gas to power themselves, just as people use food. (via Good)

Choose Your Weapon: The Global Arm Trade. World military spending has now reached one trillion dollars. (via Princeton)

Crude Awakening. The impact of oil spill in the gulf of Mexico (via Infographicworld)

Geological Time Spiral. A diagram of geological time scale. (viaEthan Hein)

Most Targeted Books. Every year, libraries are asked to remove books from their shelves, because they are found to be inappropriate. But the list of the 10 most challenged books in 2009 does show which books some parents find objectionable, and why they feel their kids shouldn’t be reading them. (via Good)

Red Tape: The Government Grind. US government average salaries and positions illustrated (via Princeton)

Twitter Users Profile. The different types of twitter users (via Infographics showcase)

Goodbye, Lenin. This well-made infographic is a 2nd-place winner of the international NewspaperDesigning contest. (via Lech Mazurczyk)

The Kulula Airlines. African airline Kulula undergo an entire fleet redesign. They made one big infographic on the exterior of their aircrafts. (via Shanairpic)

CarLand: A Century of Motoring in America. US automobile history. (viaGood)

Battle of the Plastic: Debit Vs Credit. A breakdown between a debit card and a credit card. (viaLoans and Credit)

Tallest Buildings. Here’s a look of the world’s tallest buildings. (viaJoelertola)

The Pyramid of Internet Piracy. MPAA provides a visual explanation with the pyramid of online piracy. (viaNIXON*NOW)

Digg Frontpage: Infographic vs Non-Infographic. Popular digg submissions that uses infographics against non-infographics. (via10e20)

The Slowest Loading Websites in the Fortune 500. This infograph details the load times of all Fortune 500 companies (via Heinley)

Ancient Hebrew Cosmology. The ancient hebrew conception of the universe (via Michæl Paukner)

The American Dream. This infographic depicts the true American dream (via Spidercam)

Periodic Table of the Internet. A periodic table of popular websites (via Wellington Grey)

Rocket-Proof Obamamobile. A cutaway illustration by John Lawson showing how tough Obama’s new Cadillac One. (via John Lawson)

Pet Obsessed: Cost of Cute. Let’s take a look at the true cost of raising(and pampering) our beloved pets. (via Mint)

The D-Day. A detailed visual on what happen on D-Day (via Metrobest)

Cost of Ownership. The estimated cost of constructing a house. (via Digital Monkey)

Pikes Peak Course. A beautiful illustration for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (via Davvi Chrzastek)

No More Fish In The Sea . This infographic show the looming eradication of marine life would be the result of a lack of diversity in ocean ecosystems that comes from the overfishing of particular types of fish. (via Good)

The Big Questions of Climate Change. The true impact of climate change (via Adolfo Arranz)

Celebrity Body Insurance. List of some popular celebrity and the body part they insured (via Infographics Blog)

Glass Half Empty: The Coming Water Wars. This infographic explain why we need to save water now. (via Princeton)

Bicentenary Timeline . Illustration and Design for Fernández Editores (via Icarograf)

The Future Farm. a clever perspective at corporate farming (via Posterous)

The Killing of Puerto Hurraco. Infographic made for the Spain of Democracy (via Julian Develascot)

This is Where We Live. Take a look at America by the numbers with this interactive infographic. (via Time)

Map of USA. Visualizing a USA map (via MakemyMood)

Six Seasons of ABC’s ‘Lost’ – By the Numbers. Funny stuffs about the American live-action television series. (via MediaFreakBlog)

Pyramid of Capitalist System. Capitalist explained on this simple but visually appealing infographic. (via NEDELJKOVICH, BRASHICH and KUMARICH)

LEGO Brick Timeline: 50 Years of Building Frenzy. LEGO, through the years (via Jesus Diaz)

Humans vs Animals. This interesting infographic show that some purely human traits are found on animals. (via Metrobest)

On Words. An alphabetical list of the most frequently occurring words in a book, excluding common words such as “of” and “it.” (via Amun Levy)

Why do Freeways Come to a Stop. This cool infographic provides 4 reasons on why do freeways come to stop. (via Infographics showcase)

The Giant Panda. A creative infographic displaying a portrait of panda through typography. (via Lish-55)

Figurinhas da Copa. A special magazine series for star players going to the World Cup. (via Renata Steffen)

Transito 3 final . Infographic about what causes more traffic accidents (via Gerson Mora)

The Story (so far) of Twitter. The rise and rise of Twitter (via Infoshot)

The Biggest Shift. Assuming these statistics are logically accurate , it highlight the significance and magnitude of social media. (via Derri Hasmi)

The Descent into Credit Card Debt. Mint.com has a funny, but educational, infographic about just how easy it is to become plagued by credit card debt. (via Mint)

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