We all need a good dose of infographics. Infographics is a hot trend these days. These are engaging, easy to understand and a perfect way to dissipate information. Varied, emotive and often surprising, infographics help us absorb facts and figures in the most effective way possible: visually. By taking statistical data that would normally be dry and otherwise lacking, and designing the information in such a way that it becomes not only more digestible, but also exciting and somewhat interactive. These graphics are excellent visual tools for explaining huge amounts of information where complex data needs to be explained immediately and clearly. It is a wonderful and appealing method to communicate data, facts, figures and statistics about a certain issue, instantly grabbing user’s interest with the graphical story board sort of presentation.

Infographic is one of the most challenging types of graphic design because the creation process alone is pretty intensive. Researching data is a very lengthy procedure of getting information that takes both your time and dedication for obtaining resourceful and correct data. After that, the designer must be able to create a strong visual impact that precisely displays the information in way that is rational and blend with the overall design. In modern terms, infographics are the visualizations or charts that are used to present a large amount of material to readers. This type of design is utilized to communicate information that would be impossible or too time-consuming to be explained solely by text or series of illustrations.

Inspired by these I have put together a classic collection that will mesmerize you. Here’s a collection of 50 infographics that are creatively designed, colorful, lively, shocking and educational. Go on, grab a cup of coffe and dive into this collection of infographic resources.

Women in Business.  This infographic shows some positive numbers around salaries and GMAT numbers. I have a feeling that women will continue to move towards men in salary, position, and authority.

Disney vs Marvel. A collage assignment made by Curseofthemoon. An infographic about Disney buying Marvel. (via Curse of the Moon)
Disney VS Marvel Infographic by curseofthemoon 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

The Big Questions of Climate Change. The true impact of climate change (via Adolfo Arranz)
The Big Questions of Climate Change Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

On Words. An alphabetical list of the most frequently occurring words in a book, excluding common words such as “of” and “it.” (via Amun Levy)
On Words Political Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Cost of Ownership. The estimated cost of constructing a house. (via Digital Monkey)
Cost of Ownership Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

The Future Farm. a clever perspective at corporate farming (via Posterous)
The Future Farm Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Geological Time Spiral. A diagram of geological time scale. (viaEthan Hein)
Geological Time Spiral Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Pikes Peak Course. A beautiful illustration for the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb (via Davvi Chrzastek)
Pikes Peak Course Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Ancient Hebrew Cosmology. The ancient hebrew conception of the universe (via Michæl Paukner)
Ancient Hebrew Cosmology Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics


50 Years of Space Exploration.
 A huge infograph that show the last 50 years of space exploration. This incredible infographic was created by Sean McNaughton and Samuel Velasco for National Geographic. (via Sean McNaughton and Samuel Velasco)
50 Years of Space Exploration Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Grand Mosque. This is an infographic press release that came from the Gulf News (Dubai). it came with the actual graphic and an explanation about the architecture of the great mosque. (via Douglas Okasaki)
Grand Mosque Infographic by Douglas Okasaki 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

High Rise. Out of the 191 countries that are counted by the United Nations only 81 (42%) to have a building that is higher than 100 meter. (via Theo Deutinger, Johannes Pointl, Beatriz Ramo)
high rise 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Relief Wells & Subsea Containment. BP intends to drill two wells designed to intersect the original wellbore above the oil reservoir. (via Hollywoodbackstage)
Relief Wells and Subsea Containment Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics


Marriage Proposal Guide
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If you are planning on getting engaged or are already engaged, this Marriage Proposal Guide is for you. Read on to get the facts on planning a proposal, buying an engagement ring, and popping the question. Ladies – here is your chance to drop a good “hint”. Men – start reading! (author: Richard F Sands – creator and owner of a good infographics site: Brilliance.com)

Genes and Society: Cloning. This informative infographic can help you learn to distinguish between research cloning and reproductive cloning. (via DNAPolicy)
Genes and Society Cloning Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Flickr User Model. Bryce Glass has developed a wonderful Flickr user model diagrams where one can simply understand the Flickr ecosystem. (via Bryce Glass)
Flickr User Model Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Burning Fuel: The Average Car vs. The Average Human. An infographic comparison on how cars use gas to power themselves, just as people use food. (via Good)
burning fuel the average human versus the average car infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Choose Your Weapon: The Global Arm Trade. World military spending has now reached one trillion dollars. (via Princeton)
Choose Your Weapon The Global Arm Trade Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Crude Awakening. The impact of oil spill in the gulf of Mexico (via Infographicworld)
Crude Awakening Gulf Spill Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Most Targeted Books. Every year, libraries are asked to remove books from their shelves, because they are found to be inappropriate. But the list of the 10 most challenged books in 2009 does show which books some parents find objectionable, and why they feel their kids shouldn’t be reading them. (via Good)
Most Targeted Books 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Red Tape: The Government Grind. US government average salaries and positions illustrated (via Princeton)
Red Tape The Government Grind Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Twitter Users Profile. The different types of twitter users (via Infographics showcase)
twitter user profile 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Goodbye, Lenin. This well-made infographic is a 2nd-place winner of the international NewspaperDesigning contest. (via Lech Mazurczyk)
Goodbye Lenin Infographic by Lech Mazurczyk 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

The Kulula Airlines. African airline Kulula undergo an entire fleet redesign. They made one big infographic on the exterior of their aircrafts. (via Shanairpic)
The Kulula Airlines Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

CarLand: A Century of Motoring in America. US automobile history. (viaGood)
CarLand A Century of Motoring in America Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Battle of the Plastic: Debit Vs Credit. A breakdown between a debit card and a credit card. (viaLoans and Credit)
Battle of the Plastic Debit Vs Credit Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Tallest Buildings. Here’s a look of the world’s tallest buildings. (viaJoelertola)
Tallest Buildings Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

The Pyramid of Internet Piracy. MPAA provides a visual explanation with the pyramid of online piracy. (viaNIXON*NOW)
The Pyramid of Internet Piracy Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Digg Frontpage: Infographic vs Non-Infographic. Popular digg submissions that uses infographics against non-infographics. (via10e20)
Digg Frontpage Infographic vs Non Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

The Slowest Loading Websites in the Fortune 500. This infograph details the load times of all Fortune 500 companies (via Heinley)
The Slowest Loading Websites in the Fortune 500 Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

The American Dream. This infographic depicts the true American dream (via Spidercam)
The American Dream Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

No More Fish In The Sea . This infographic show the looming eradication of marine life would be the result of a lack of diversity in ocean ecosystems that comes from the overfishing of particular types of fish. (via Good)
No More Fish In The Sea Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Celebrity Body Insurance. List of some popular celebrity and the body part they insured (via Infographics Blog)
Celebrity Body Insurance Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Glass Half Empty: The Coming Water Wars. This infographic explain why we need to save water now. (via Princeton)
Glass Half Empty The Coming Water Wars Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Bicentenary Timeline . Illustration and Design for Fernández Editores (via Icarograf)
Bicentenary Timeline Infographic by Icarograf 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

The Killing of Puerto Hurraco. Infographic made for the Spain of Democracy (via Julian Develascot)
The Killing of Puerto Hurraco Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

This is Where We Live. Take a look at America by the numbers with this interactive infographic. (via Time)
this is where we live infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Map of USA. Visualizing a USA map (via MakemyMood)
USA Map Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Six Seasons of ABC’s ‘Lost’ – By the Numbers. Funny stuffs about the American live-action television series. (via MediaFreakBlog)
Six Seasons of ABC Lost By the Numbers Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Pyramid of Capitalist System. Capitalist explained on this simple but visually appealing infographic. (via NEDELJKOVICH, BRASHICH and KUMARICH)
Pyramid of Capitalist System Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

LEGO Brick Timeline: 50 Years of Building Frenzy. LEGO, through the years (via Jesus Diaz)
LEGO Brick Timeline Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Humans vs Animals. This interesting infographic show that some purely human traits are found on animals. (via Metrobest)
Humans vs Animals Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Why do Freeways Come to a Stop. This cool infographic provides 4 reasons on why do freeways come to stop. (via Infographics showcase)
Why do Freeways Come to a Stop Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

The Giant Panda. A creative infographic displaying a portrait of panda through typography. (via Lish-55)
panda 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

Transito 3 final . Infographic about what causes more traffic accidents (via Gerson Mora)
Transito 3 final Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

The Biggest Shift. Assuming these statistics are logically accurate , it highlight the significance and magnitude of social media. (via Derri Hasmi)
The Biggest Shift infographic by Derri Hasmi 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

The Descent into Credit Card Debt. Mint.com has a funny, but educational, infographic about just how easy it is to become plagued by credit card debt. (via Mint)
The Descent into Credit Card Debt Infographic 50 Informative and Well Designed Infographics

The Infographic of Infographics: How Infographics are Made Infographics are so popular now that there’s a very meta infographic… on infographics. Check out this image by Ivan Cash for some statistics on their design and content.





About the Author: Alex Roman

I’m a 23-year old independent graphic artist based in Romania, Bucharest. I design beautiful, engaging user experiences and intuitive user interfaces for the web. I really love what I do. Want to hire me? Follow me on Facebook or Twitter.





  • Spinx Inc.:

    As the demand of info-graphic trend in the market is increasing every day hence creating creative info-graphic for designers have become very complex. However, these listed info-graphics score very high on quality in combination with creativity, hence the same will inspire during creating info-graphics.

  • moodytryme:

    A great list of designed infographics ! Yet, I think some of them need to be more simple and more uncluttered. Maybe less text also. Indeed, it would be more easy to read.

  • Apartmani Becici:

    Awesome collection, thanks a lot

  • Adrian M.:

    Read them all. Learned a lot of new things. Thanks for compiling this list, Alex!

  • Fererra D.:

    I love infographics, although some of these aren’t quite what I would consider successful, they are definitely intense and inspiring. I’ll have to come back when I have a bit more time and go through them a bit more. Good stuff.

  • John32:

    Wow! This is a pretty big list wonderful presentations in different tastes. Thanks for bringing in all in one place.

  • Tom Ross:

    Really nice collection! thanks for sharing!

  • Keryn:

    What an awesome collection of charts and info! Love this article!

  • Sandra:

    Great posts! , very useful

  • Mark Carter:

    I am big fan of infographics and I use them to promote my web projects. Great way to gain some credibility in social media and of course in Google as this infographics can be good for backlink purpose as well if used correctly.

    Thanks for the great collection of infographics for inspiration!

  • Jacob Antony:

    Good Collections. Inspiring and well designed Infographics.

  • Sebastian:

    OMG it’s awesome. It gives an inspiration to do own designs. Thanks for sharing those designs. Sometimes ppl need it to find their path.

  • Nokadota:

    Fantastic collection! love infographics :)

  • Birthea Lem:

    Really nice collection. Thanks for the great resource.

  • Garry:

    what a great roundup, must have taken you ages to collect and put this lot together…thank you!