- Full Title: Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design
- Author: Randy Krum
- Available Formats: Kindle, Paperback
- Pages: 348
- Publication Year: 2014
- Publisher: Wiley
Infographics are a lot more than just cool ways to visualize data. They have become a great way to promote businesses and websites as well. There isn’t a ton of authoritative resources out there when it comes to the craft of creating Infographics. Randy Krum’s book, Cool Infographics, may just fill the void.
Krum is the president of InfoNewt, a design company that focuses on infographics. He also created and operates the website coolinfographics.com (which is another great resource if your looking for more information on infographics). He has been in the industry for some time and his book really reflects his experience and expertise.
This is easy to recommend for anyone interested in learning what it takes to make a great infographic. He covers everything you will need to get started, from the basic theory that goes into a great infographic, to a rundown of the software you might need to get started, and even a discussion of copyright law as related to infographics.
The book features full color photographs and a lot of infographics as examples. He also provides URL’s for all of the graphics he includes in the book so you can have a closer look if you like. Krum picks these infographics apart so you can see first hand what makes an infographic both good and bad. These great examples along with clear and accessible writing make this a great book.
Overall this is easy to recommend if your looking into creating or even gaining a better understanding of infographics. Even if your not interested in learning how to create infographics this is a fun book to flip though because of all the great examples throughout the book.
Also by Randy Krum
- The Non-Designers Design Book by Robin Williams
- Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
Read it? Rate and share some thoughts.
The post Cool Infographics by Randy Krum appeared first on Zakizo.