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design education and visual communication
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Infographics Showcase

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

I'm currently fascinated by infographics - visual representations of information, data or knowledge. Infographic visuals allow complex information to be explained quickly and clearly, and are now widely used in journalism, technical writing and education.

Infographics works in both print and interactive media. But that doesn't mean that infographics are new. They've been around a while, a famous example being Harry Beck's London Tube Map (1931), but we've come long way from pie charts and graphs - designers are now able to integrate poster stylisation and sophisticated typography into their work without interfering with the information being communicated.

I've put togther some standout examples which demonstrate the technique. They also double up as great looking posters in their own right.

Population of Dead

Digital Nostalgia

Our Amazing Planet explores Earth from its peaks to it mysterious depths.