14 Reliable Data Sources for Creating Infographics

Visual messages are interpreted faster than textual ones at a mind-blowing rate of 60,000 times faster. Hence, infographics have quickly become a popular method for presenting detailed data. While infographics are beautiful and efficient, they hold a strong responsibility of providing accurate data. To assist designers in digging up reliable data, we listed some of...


Selecting Smart Color Schemes for Infographics Design

A new course from Adobe Software Trainer and Instructor Sally Cox delivers top-notch instructions on designing an infographic. In the course, How to Design Great Infographics, Cox covers font selection, setting up the layout, arranging content and selecting your color palette. This course is for those who already have their data and want to transform that data...


Chromatic Abstraction: Color as Data, Part 1

As a subject, color is emotional, turbulent, “hot.” (Don’t believe me? Two posts’ worth of hotheaded quotes by famous people about color should help you revise your opinion in a hurry.) That’s why – paradoxically – it thrills me to consider the flipside of color: its coolly abstracted life as a mere data-point. In...


05/29/2014: Cenveo Graphic Arts Center gift wrap

The Regional Design Annual is your chance to represent the design scene in your region. Plus, all winners will appear in our highly searched index of winners. Enter today. Hailing from the Far West Region is RDA winner Stoller Design Group, whose design for Cenveo Graphic Arts Center gift wrap contest makes all other holiday gift...


05/05/2014: Largest Vocabulary in Hip hop infographic

Possibly more than most lyricists, rap artists are known for squeezing a lot of words into their music. It stands to reason that designer and coder Matt Daniels, whose previous efforts include an etymology in hip hop project, would compile a list of the wordiest of these MCs into an infographic entitled “The Largest...


How to Make an Infographic: Data, Design, Distribute

Learning how to make an infographic that is both effective and beautiful is more challenging than you might think. The most successful infographics not only display data, but do so in way that is both visually appealing and simplistic enough for anyone to understand. Explore the best infographic design techniques in the live design...


Image of the Day, 08/22/13: Hitchcock infographics

Guardian designers Adam Frost and Zhenia Vasiliev created these Saul Bass-inspired infographics that cover the motifs and obsessions of Alfred Hitchcock. Included are a round-up of how characters are killed, the role of mothers and a battle between Hitchcock’s favorite leads, Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart. Check out the full graphic here (and beware...


Image of the Day, July 30, 2013

Super Graphic, an entertaining new book by Tim Leong, breaks down the comic book world through useful and funny infographics – sometimes both, as in the case of this Venn Diagram of super hero tropes. See an enlargeable version of the graphic here. Via Fast Company.