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Infographics: all the resources you'll ever need!

Infographics: all the resources you'll ever need!

Infographics are the perfect way to turn complex information into attractive visual insights. They can help researchers, marketeers, journalists or consultants to share knowledge with students, clients, readers, or the general public. If you want to start creating clear and attractive infographics, but don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. This page gives you a complete overview of tools, resources and inspiration you can use as a starting point for your designs!

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Inspiration for infographics

Digital tools to create infographics

Photos to use in infographics

Illustrations and icons to use in infographics

Photos and illustrations (specific themes)

Colour schemes for infographics

Typography for infographics

Creating graphs for infographics

Creating maps for infographics

Books about infographics

  • Data visualisation, Andy Kirk
  • Dear Data, Giorgia Lupi & Stefanie Posavec
  • Information graphics, Taschen
  • Infographic designers’ sketchbooks, Steven Heller & Rick Landers
  • Storytelling with data, Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic
  • The visual display of quantitative information, Edward Tufte
  • Trees, maps and theorems, Jean-Luc Doumont
  • Visual journalism, Gestalten
  • Visual thinking, Willemien Brand

People on Twitter talking about infographics

Videos about infographics

Infographic blogs and online magazines

Infographic podcasts

Books on a bookshelf - infographics resources

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