Infographic Resources

A week ago I got a question from fellow tweep @glvsn if I knew of any good in infographic resources for beginners.

Now 2010 was THE year of infographics and there are thousands of examples of infographics, some better then others (actually allot better), but ‘how to’ resources are not as common.

After some tweets back and forth between myself, @axbom and @belos_theclouds we assembled a pretty good list.

I took this list and fleshed it out with a few other links of my own.

I hope you find it useful.

Huge Infographics Design Resources: Overview, Principles, Tips and Examples An excellent resource gives a brief history, design guidelines and some good examples of successful infographics

10 Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics This is a very good list that points out some basics, but really summarises a number of key free online tools for creating infographics.

Good Inforgraphics This comes from the GOOD website, which just drips with good design.

Society of News Design (SND) – Infographics A comprehensive list of articles, blog posts and longer essays on inforgraphics. Can loose yourself for hours in there.

Books on Infrographics Good list of visual design basics as well as some more advanced graphic guides.

The Anatomy of an Infographic Article that describes the three components of an good infographic: visual, content, and knowledge.

Seven and a Half Steps to Successful Infographics A excellent post from visual journalist Sarah Slobin based on 20 years of infographic experience from New York Times, Fortune Magazine and CNNMoney.com. Nuff said.

Finally:

‘Don’t stand in the way, let the information tell its own story’

  • http://www.yabookshelf.com/ Melissa Montovani

    Great resource! I’ve only had the chance to check out two of the links so far, but I’m definitely going to check out the rest of them when I have a free moment. Right now I’m designing a book and think that these posts have helped me come up with an effective and aesthetically pleasing way to present the information for one key section.

  • graphicscove

    Interesting list from what I’ve seen so far, I’ll have to check all the links another time. Thanks!

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