Infographics have experienced an explosive growth online in the last three years with the keyword seeing a 20x increase in search volume according to Google trends. With über cool studios such as Pop Chart Labs offering beautiful posters infographics are entering our homes and our everyday lives as a form of graphic art.
I love classic data visualization which is a celebrated and well respected form of graphic design. Unfortunately due to the prolific rise of infographic spam online many people in the SEO world have turned away from the medium due to the dire quality of the cheap link building campaigns that infographics have inspired. So when i was asked to review the new book from Cool Infographics I was very pleased to get a first look.
Infographic directories such as Cool Infographics were trail blazers in delivering a showcase of high-quality examples of design and very quickly off the back of this directory growth went wild as the trend became popular as marketers were willing to pay for placements (please note that CI doesn’t accept cash for placements). Cool Infographics is undoubtedly one of the leading independent authority showcases world-wide and it is with great anticipation Randy Krum has just launched a book: Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design. I am very pleased to announce I have one copy of the book to give away. See details at the end of this article. [Read more...]