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Infographics combine data and images to tell a story. This guide will help you find and use infographics for class projects and in everyday life. Be sure to scroll down on each tab to see all of the examples. Click on each image to see a larger version.

Why Use Infographics?

Why Do People Like Infographics?

Early Infographics

Early Infographics

Made by American Horse in 1879, a noted Oglala chief living on the Pine Ridge Reservation. From the Smithsonian Lakota Winter Counts online exhibit.

Modern Infographics

Modern Infographics

Data source: Columbia University's World Happiness Report.

Which is better?

Would you rather read this when you're driving...

Be very careful on this road
because sometimes rocks
roll down the hill and can hit
your car and cause serious
damage, maybe even bodily
harm. It doesn't happen all
the time, but you never know.

Or this?
Danger! Falling Rocks

Watch This!

David McCandless is a London-based data journalist and information designer. He has a passion for refining data and information into beautiful and useful infographics. You won't find any pie charts in his work!

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