2013 is coming to an end. As we begin to close this amazing year and usher in the new year, we’ve decided that this year would not be complete without a list of top 10 best infographics of 2013. So, this is Piktochart top 10 of the most creative, interesting and just outright awesome infographics created in this year of snake. Some are funny, some more serious, but one thing’s for sure, all of them is equally inspiring examples of the infographic art.
Let’s end this year with a bang, folks. Enjoy!
1. What Font Is Your Beard?
The designers’ favourite! The Typography Beard Guide was created by artist and beard wearer Christian Goldemann, in which 25 popular facial hair styles are assigned a font.
2. Why your brain craves infographics
This interactive infographic shows you why your brain likes infographics. We have featured it before and it has deserved to make it to the top of the year. Well done, Neomam Studios!
Click on the image to see a full interactive infographic | Source: Neomam Studios
3. An Illustrated Guide To “Game Of Thrones”
“One of the best things about Game of Thrones is its sheer complexity. I guess you could say that’s one of the worst things about it, too, but I think you have to appreciate a show that respects its audience enough to let dozens of characters wander through nearly as many plot lines without constantly going back to remind us who’s who.” (via Mashable.com).
If you are a fan of Game of Thrones as we are, you will definitely enjoy this guide. And even if you aren’t a fan it’s a nice example of simplified and visualized information.
Click on the image to see a full interactive infographic | Source: Nigel Evan Dennis
4. 50 Awesome Facts about Languages
Languages, right - nothing can impress us anymore. But you might be positively mistaken. UIC London Language school team has compiled 50 interesting facts about languages and (at least) some of them will make you to say wow and tweet them to your friends.
Source: UIC London Language school
5. Supplement Vs Food
It will take roughly 11.2 hard-boiled eggs to get the equal amount of selenium as one 200mcg tablet. “We’re not saying it’s a good idea to eat 11 hard boiled eggs a day – but that’s how many it would take to max out on selenium. And the 3 cups of caviar required to fill up on Omega-3 would put a considerable strain on your finances.” The folks at supplementcentre.com created this infographic as a visual comparison between actual amount of food and supplements needed to get the same amount of nutrients.
For our health enthusiasts!
6. Is Elon Musk the real life Tony Stark?
Leveraging on the hype surrounding Elon Musk, the new technology superstar hyped as the second coming of Steve Job, this infographic by Vcars compares Elon’s achievement to that of our favorite genius billionaire, Tony Starks.
7. Distance to Mars
Could you imagine how far is it to Mars? Sure, just by googling you can get the exact numbers, but do you envision how far it really is? Not really. To help you out, David Paliwoda and Jesse Williams’s motion infographic ‘Distance to Mars’ visualizes these massive distances in a way that every digital designer can understand – in pixels!
Click on the image to see a full interactive visualization | Source: distancetomars.com
8. 50 things to do at the airport
Have you been delayed or have just ended up with just-too-many hours between connections? You can make use of your time at the airport with these 50 tips and they aren’tn’t only shopping and surfing!
We loved the rainforest in the Kuala Lumpur airport, practiced yoga in the San Francisco International Airport and were saddened by the sad story of Mehran Karimi Nasseri who was stuck in the Charles de Gaulle airport (you know that his story was used as a basis for the Tom Hanks movie The Terminal?).
9. 19 Emotions For Which English Has No Words
Sometimes you have felt an emotion but you could not find a word to describe it? Sometimes it isn’t you being speechless but the English language instead. Pei-Ying Lin determined that there 19 emotions that have no English names but they do exist (the red dots).
Click on the image to enlarge it | Source: uniquelang.peiyinglin.net
10. 24 hours of sunsets
“You realize the sun doesn’t go down. It’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round.” Based on this quote’s premise, this infographic explores the sunset in every hour of a day. Simply beautiful.