The amount of information gushing at us on an hourly basis can often swamp our ability to comprehend. Within the last decade an old way of visualizing data has gained greater traction. Cave paintings can, of course, be considered the first infographics, but with the advent of printing, images and drawings began to be paired with data to explain complex subjects. In Victorian England during the Crimea War, for example, Florence Nightingale used an infographic to convince Parliament that unhygienic conditions in field hospitals were contributing to the unnecessary deaths of soldiers.
Whether the infographic uses an illustration, icons, or just typography, the criteria is the same: the information must be easily comprehended quickly, and it must be engaging. The examples below provide a range of our infographic projects from the heavily data driven to illustrated storytelling.