It’s easy to be inspired if you know where to look. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite inspiration ‘go-to’ destinations for you here. Have a look around, sign up for a few blogs or mailing lists, and prepare to be inspired!
What: Randy Krum’s Cool Infographics is a blog dedicated to what else? Cool infographics – and lots of tools related to infographics and data visualization.
Why: The blog features a bunch of good infographics and offers some helpful critiques for infographics that are almost there. Valuable stuff for those of us working to hone our infographic skills. You can also sign up for the first chapter of Randy’s book, Cool Infographics.
What: Kathy Schrock’s Infographics as a Creative Assessment is everything you ever wanted to know about infographics – all in one place.
Why: You want a crash course in infographics. From the history of infographics to learning how to design your own, with lots of great examples thrown in the mix. You’ll come back to this guide time and again to as you move forward in your relationship with infographics.
What: A flowchart guide to Image Attribution by Jane Bijkerk and Erin Loechner.
Why: You want to use the image. Can you? Should you? This guide will help you figure that out so you can give credit where credit is due.
What: Stock Photo sites with photos that look real.
Why: They’re free – and everyone needs great photos.
What: VisualNews.com is the Fort Knox of innovative ways to communicate visually. Sign up for their daily newsletter or visit their site periodically to draw inspiration from their data visualizations and collections of articles on the latest in visual communication.
Why: For inspiration and ideas. With regular exposure you’ll be able to integrate some of the ideas and approaches you see into your own work.