40 Super-Cool Infographics You Absolutely Have To See

Posted in Inspiration4 years ago • Written by 11 Comments

Infographics can be a great source for learning new facts and getting design inspiration. I even know several web designers who frequently make infographics to practice some skills. In this article we’ll be having a look at a great collection of these that you definitely should see! Here’s something for everyone.

Design can be complicated and design can be simple. By making infographics you can practice using your skills, setting up information in a new and creative way along with educating others in a fun way. There are lots and lots of these out there. This time we’ve decided to simply show you some of the better ones we could find, on any topic. Here are infographics related to design, social media, economy and all sorts of other topics.

Have a look at how the information has been set up. Sometimes these can look just like a mind map or brainstorming notes, while they other times are set up in a more specific way. A lot of the techniques use can translate well into both mind maps, web design and other creative areas.

We hope these can inspire and teach you a new thing or two.

Make sure to click the images to go see the full-sized ones. Several of these are very big and very detailed.

Enjoy!

1. The colors of the top 100 web brands

2. Yahoo developer network metro map

3. How Google works

4. The boom of social sites

5. The cmo’s guide to the social landscape

6. Do you need a new logo?

7. The 2010 social networking map

8. A modern history of human communication

9. How much do we really recycle?

10. Money in the food industry

11. Education by the numbers

12. Time wasted on loading unnecessary data

13. Green through the ages

14. Farmville vs. real farms

15. Facebook: facts you probably didn’t know

16. The most widely spoken languages

17. What BP could have bought with all the money they lost

18. Rock ‘n’ Roll metro map

19. Largest bankruptcies in history

20. What are people buying online?

21. The human tongue

22. Digital lifestyle

23. Serial killers

24. Twitter users profile

25. Animals & Humans: What’s the difference?

26. Healthcare costs by state

27. Labor day by the numbers

28. What makes good information design?

29. Nurses by the numbers

30. Can I afford an iPad?

31. A guide to buying your own island

32. The life of a cruise ship

33. What’s cheaper now than it was in 2000?

34. The bumpy rise of a start-up

35. The perfect pour

36. How do I win rock, paper, scissors every time?

37. Rubiks cube

38. Mythical creatures

39. The display ad tech landscape

40. Music preference by gender

Those were our picks of 40 really cool infograhics. We’d love to hear from you!

Which one did you like the best? – and can you see these translating into your area of design?

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11 Comments Best Comments First
  • Me

    Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 22:07

    8

    These are awful…

    +1
    • Dainis Graveris

      Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 23:38

      9

      What exactly is awful here? You can show better ones? I invite you to contribute then here!

      +2
  • Ben

    Friday, February 24th, 2012 03:31

    10

    Completely disagree with the previous poster whose reasons for them being awful I would love to hear…
    These are brilliant! Some great inspiration and information – nice collection.

    +1
  • Mahmudur Rahman

    Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 15:31

    3

    Wow :) Awesome collection of infographics. Very inspiring design. Thanks for share. :)

    0
  • Katrina Davies

    Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 15:20

    4

    I love the social networking map, using a old style treasure map to show all the different type of social network site its awesome.

    I think what makes it so appealing is the fact its a old style map talking about new generation information..the contrast of the two makes its stand out.

    0
  • james

    Friday, October 1st, 2010 12:37

    2

    I love the ‘how google works’ infographic. At first I was sceptical about infographics, thinking they were just an SEO tool for garnering web traffic but the quality of the designs here makes me realise that if done well they are an art form and actually useful content as well.

    0
  • Koltuk Döşeme

    Thursday, October 21st, 2010 10:49

    6

    Infographics, such as the one above, are great visual tools for communicating large amounts of data. Breaking down large amounts of abstract data, they place the information in context and transform it into tangible and useful knowledge.

    0
  • Alphonse

    Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 19:42

    5

    Thanks for posting. I love infographics. I’m gonna borrow a few of these.

    0
  • Justbeenpaid

    Thursday, April 5th, 2012 12:35

    11

    Great graphics! I loved it!
    Thank you for putting the time and collecting this for us!

    0
  • Kundan Singh

    Saturday, November 12th, 2011 07:57

    7

    Great examples of Infographic Maps. I’m currently working on a Website as part of a design challenge. These will definitely come in handy for inspiration.

    Thanks for the post!

    0
  • Jean-Patrick Smith

    Friday, October 1st, 2010 14:58

    1

    Thanks a lot Hildy, awesome collection. I’m saving a few of these :D

    0
  • Justbeenpaid

    Thursday, April 5th, 2012 12:35

    11

    Great graphics! I loved it!
    Thank you for putting the time and collecting this for us!

    0
  • Ben

    Friday, February 24th, 2012 03:31

    10

    Completely disagree with the previous poster whose reasons for them being awful I would love to hear…
    These are brilliant! Some great inspiration and information – nice collection.

    +1
  • Me

    Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 22:07

    8

    These are awful…

    +1
    • Dainis Graveris

      Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 23:38

      9

      What exactly is awful here? You can show better ones? I invite you to contribute then here!

      +2
  • Kundan Singh

    Saturday, November 12th, 2011 07:57

    7

    Great examples of Infographic Maps. I’m currently working on a Website as part of a design challenge. These will definitely come in handy for inspiration.

    Thanks for the post!

    0
  • Koltuk Döşeme

    Thursday, October 21st, 2010 10:49

    6

    Infographics, such as the one above, are great visual tools for communicating large amounts of data. Breaking down large amounts of abstract data, they place the information in context and transform it into tangible and useful knowledge.

    0
  • Alphonse

    Tuesday, October 5th, 2010 19:42

    5

    Thanks for posting. I love infographics. I’m gonna borrow a few of these.

    0
  • Katrina Davies

    Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 15:20

    4

    I love the social networking map, using a old style treasure map to show all the different type of social network site its awesome.

    I think what makes it so appealing is the fact its a old style map talking about new generation information..the contrast of the two makes its stand out.

    0
  • Mahmudur Rahman

    Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 15:31

    3

    Wow :) Awesome collection of infographics. Very inspiring design. Thanks for share. :)

    0
  • james

    Friday, October 1st, 2010 12:37

    2

    I love the ‘how google works’ infographic. At first I was sceptical about infographics, thinking they were just an SEO tool for garnering web traffic but the quality of the designs here makes me realise that if done well they are an art form and actually useful content as well.

    0
  • Jean-Patrick Smith

    Friday, October 1st, 2010 14:58

    1

    Thanks a lot Hildy, awesome collection. I’m saving a few of these :D

    0

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