Informational graphics are really hard to create. I know this because it was one of my toughest assignments in art school, and my attempt was not that successful. That’s why I’m so impressed when someone is able to create an infographic that is visually dynamic, and clearly delivers the information. Inspired Magazine recently published an article with some really great examples.
I fell in love with a blog called Paris Versus New York. While not in the typical vein of infographics, the simple, bold colors and shapes are fantastic. And if you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m a native New Yorker (and proud of it).
Another great site that was featured is called 52 Infographics in 52 Weeks. From lighthearted fun to serious topics, this husband and wife team manage to make boring subjects (What’s In My Noodles?!) visually appealing. Which is really the purpose of infographics.
Perhaps the most fun, yet educational infographics are Famous Rivalries. Check it out:
Last, but definitely not least, this past week Sports Illustrated had a short paragraph about Artist Craig Robinson who created Flipflopflyball.com. I’m a dedicated Yankee fan (no haters please) and his infographics are interesting and sometimes off-the-wall strange (Did you know that A-Rod’s 2010 salary in pennies measures 3,178.3 miles high?)
If you actually made it to the end of this post, you’re in for a treat. I’m going to embarrass myself and reveal this pathetic attempt at creating an infographic. The assignment was to create some sort of map/timeline.