As 2015 drew to a close and 2016 came in, we decided that we needed a list of top 10 best infographics of 2015 to usher in the new year.
So, these are Piktochart’s top 10 of the most creative, interesting, and just outright awesome infographics created in this year of the snake.
Some are funny, some more serious, but one thing’s for sure: All of them are equally inspiring examples of the infographic art.
1. How Music Affects Driving, by No Nonsense
Everyone loves to start a road trip singing Sweet Home Alabama, but is it the optimal choice? This fantastic infographic, by No Nonsense explains the effect listening to music while driving produces on your mental effort. Maybe music is not such a good idea after all!
2. Men’s Dress Codes, by Samuel Windsor
If you want to look impeccable on any occasion, this fantastic visual guide by the team at Samuel Windsor is one of the most beautiful, informative and helpful pieces of 2015. Check it out, and dress in style. It’s one of my personal favorites!
3. The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People, by Podio
Discover how some of the world’s most influential artists, writers and musicians structured their day, based on ‘Daily Rituals’, the fantastic book by Mason Currey. If you are into productivity, it’s a fantastic book.
4. Cost of Living Around The World, by Movehub
2015 was the year of the digital nomad. Hundreds of articles, startups, and communities were built around the nomad community, remote working and travel. This map shows the difference in living costs around the world using figures from the world’s largest database of user contributed data about cities and countries worldwide.
If you travel the world on a regular basis, and enjoy moving from one city to another, then you’ll love this piece!
5. Signatures of Tech Entrepreneurs, by Hubspot
You probably didn’t know, but there is a lot more to your signature than meets the eye. This infographic illustrates the personalities, traits and characteristics of top tech entrepreneurs by carefully analyzing their different signatures. Did you know that David Packard’s signature implies optimism and ambition?
6. What Font is Best For Me?, by Cartridge Discount
Serif and sans serif, funny and gothic, web-friendly and print-friendly. There are millions of free and paid fonts you can use. Although this is a good thing, it creates a bit of a problem: how to pick the right font for you?
Cartridge Discount took the matter in their own hands and designed a fantastic infographic that does a great job explaining one simple question: what font is best for you? Whether you are a marketer, blogger, designer, or journalist, this infographic is extremely useful for anyone.
7. James Bond Car, by MyCarNeedsA.com
Last year we saw a sudden rise of animated infographics. One of the best of 2015 was this interactive infographic by MyCarNeedsA.com, that illustrates the unique changes and upgrades that James Bond’s car suffered through out the years. If you are a fan of Ian Fleming’s stories, click on the image below and treat yourself to some fun!
8. The World’s Worst Engineering Mistakes, by Grassform
Human civilizations have been designing and building monumental masterpieces of architectures for thousands of years. Unfortunately, not everything goes as planned. Grassform, a landscape company service from the UK, created this fantastic design that portrays eight of the most impressive yet frightening and costly engineering mistakes in human history.
9. The Reality of Optical Illusions, by SuperSaversOpticians
Magicians have been using optical illusions to entertain and engage their audiences for centuries. SuperSaversOpticians created a fantastic and enlightening infographic that illustrates 10 different optical illusions, and explain how each one of them tricks the human brain. If you loved The Prestige, you’ll enjoy this infographic!
10. Valar Morghulis: an Illustrated Guide to All 456 Deaths in Game of Thrones, by the Washington Post
If you are a fan of the story created by George R.R. Martin, like I am, you’ll enjoy the last piece of the series. This amazing interactive infographic illustrates all 456 deaths in the 4 seasons for Game of Thrones – from Joffrey Baratheon to Rob Stark.
Thanks for being part of the Piktochart community in 2015! We hope you enjoyed the post. If you think there was a beautiful and inspiring infographic from 2015 we missed, feel free to share it with us in the comments!
Editor’s note: This post was originally published on December 2013, and has been completely revamped and updated to reflect the forefront trends in infographic design.