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Information graphics or “infographics” are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. Infographics allow us to comprehend complex information related to a specific topic. Personally I love infographics, because I learn so many “behind the scene industry tricks” that the average consumer does not know about. Infographics are extremely powerful, allowing us to process informational in industries like; graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, social media, business, agriculture, branding, politics, and much much more.

What most people don’t know, is that infographics can easily become viral. In a way an infographic is basically an article illustrating a valuable concept. Don’t get it twisted, an attractive design plays a huge role as well. Nobody wants to comprehend an ugly infographic. Below we listed an enormous amount of resource all related to data visualization. The assets below should be of use to any professional that is in need of inspiration/guidance.

1. Cool Infographics

Cool Infographics is an amazing blog that showcases top notch infographics and data visualizations from all over the web. They cover vast variety of topics which are indexed based on keywords, thus allowing you to easily  find a desired infographic. The Cool Infographics blog has quickly grown to be one of the top sites in the information design industry. With an average over 3,500 visitors per day and 250,000 page views per month, the site has reached a Google Page Rank of 6/10.

2. Chart Porn

Chart Porn is compiled by Washington DC based economist/artist Dustin Smith.  This site grew out of an admiration for all the amazing data analysis work being done in the world, and the desire to pull it all together in one place to feed into my personal creativity- rolodex.  The blog’s original focus on economics and graphic design has expanded over time to cover a wide range of topics. The name says it all, this is a data visualization enthusiast’s heaven!

3. could be easily described as the world’s largest community for sharing infographics and data visualizations. Here you can explore some of the best infographics created, share your designs while getting exposure/feedback, and last but not least tools to create your own inforgaphics.

4. Flowingdata

FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better – mainly through data visualization. Money spent, reps at the gym, time you waste, and personal information you enter online are all forms of data. How can we understand these data flows? Data visualization lets non-experts make sense of it all.

5. Fast Company

Fast Company is a wonderful business media brand that focuses on the infographic side of things as well. The showcased infographics on their website deal with the current state of the business industry.  The infographics are less complicated due to be easily understood by their audience. Intelligent creatives  don’t let this be a red light, because you will miss out.

6. The Infographics Showcase

A big aggravator of inforgaphics the around the web. They collect the best of the web infographics with a nod to some exciting graphic design. If you love information communicated in a visually appealing and simplifying manner then you are in the right place. Infographics are more popular today than ever and finding the best ones is our task. We want to show the best infographics so you the world can see how information can be spread and understood in a graphic manner, usually much easier than pure text.

7. Wall Stats is the home of 28 year-old creative wizard Jess Bachman. If you are looking for stunning posters, enlightening visualizations, and a goldmine of great ideas, then you’re in the right place.

8. HistoryShots

HistoryShots creates elegant graphics and diagrammatic art that visually tell stories about subjects, time periods and events. Their work has won numerous design awards and is frequently cited in books, magazines, and on the web.Each piece is hand-crafted with great attention to data, detail, colors, design and printed on high-quality, fine-art paper.

Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos for Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

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