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Infographic Inspiration

Infographics for Inspiration

Need some infographic inspiration for the web design project you just started, or the new marketing campaign your boss just told you about?

We’ve all heard the adage that goes something like “a picture is worth a thousand words…” right? Well, it’s true, but do you know what is worth even more than a picture? A picture with words! Infographics make it easy to aggregate and present large amounts of data in a way that engages your audience and sparks their curiosity. Sometimes, however, it takes a little inspiration to get the proverbial snowball rolling, so without further ado, here are Inspirable’s Top 5 Infographics For Inspiration:

 

1. How Google Works

The folks over at ppcblog.com have put together a splendidly detailed and accurate visual guide to the process by which Google adds and indexes a new piece of internet content. Click on the image to see the full infographic.

2. The 10 Commandments of Typography

This infographic, courtesy of Evan Brown from DesignMantic, offers simple type-based commands and is a superb time-saver for designers. “Even though typography is an art and art is supposed to be subjective with minimal parameters, these rules can still be applied in order to save time and too much experimentation,” he explains. “It’s always good to know the few basic do’s and don’ts in order to save yourself the trouble of experimenting too many fonts on your design.” Click on the image to see the full size infographic.

3. Die Hard

This wicked Die Hard infographic was created as part of a new Bruce Willis marketing campaign, and highlights body counts, explosions, and much more. The inclusion of particularly memorable quotes also adds to its engagement value, and there is actually one poster for each of the five films in the Die hard franchise.

4. Airbnb

This infographic displays the growth Airbnb has experienced over the last few years, and uses simple typographic treatment paired with fun accommodation illustrations to create an attractive and informative user experience.

5. Infographic about Infographics

As icing on the cake, we’ve chosen to wrap up this post with a special treat for you designers: an infographic that presents data and visualization about infographics! Now that you’ve found a little inspiration for you project, take a look at this infographic to see how the most commonly used features, iconography, colors, and much more–it will introduce to you what has been working for other designers, and can also help if you want to find ways to make your infographics stand out from the crowd! Click the image to see the full infographic.

 

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