Like many web surfers, I could waste a lot of time browsing through infographics, especially if they are insightful or funny. In fact, infographics are becoming a popular way of providing information, creating awareness, or simply attracting attention with some humor. As such, infographics are a design speciality that should be added to any designer’s list of skills. The benefit? You will always find businesses needing an infographic for their blog. The drawback? Infographics can take a long time to create.
However, just as with any other design skill, becoming faster and better at creating infographics is as simple as researching and practicing. And, of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a little fun along the way. So, here for both your entertainment and education are 10 humorous infographics that are quite beautifully designed. Some are thigh-smacking hilarious, a few clever, and others a little odd in a funny way. Take a look, enjoy, and be sure to let us know which of these are your favorite.
Thirteen Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics
This incredible web-based infographic designed by NeoMam Studios presents reasons why infographics are so popular in a brilliant paralax scrolling effect. The team designed the entire infographic using HTML5 and CSS3, and while more informational than humorous, it still includes some funny illustrations that will produce at least a giggle in most viewers.
How to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse
The following hilarious infographic was designed by GoalZero. It gives “real” advice for how to prepare for a zombie end-of-the-world attack and does so with stunning graphics and an easy-to-follow layout.
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How to Kill Time
Created by ColumnFive, this infographic gives a fresh spin on advice for time-management by illustrating what not to do. The retro design fits perfectly with the tone of the infographic.
The Hangover Helper
Most of us have gone through/ will go through/ are going through phases of drinking too much alcohol. Here’s a witty infographic to help anyone curb the effects of drinking the next day, and it also gives some very insightful facts that may provide enough incentive to get beyond an excessive drinking phase much more quickly.
What Women Want…Dating Secrets Revealed
A revealing yet funny infographic from NowSourcing, this one outlines what type of guy most women search for based on their online dating profiles. The illustrations are amazing, and the layout lends to a witty tone.
24 Things You Didn’t Know About Beer
The colors and illustrations in this humorous infographic sponsored by WearYourBeer.com contribute to the lighthearted tone. Lots of fun facts that most people probably never knew about beer make for an entertaining read.
Serif vs. Sans: The Final Battle
The age old battle between the uses for serif and sans serif fonts is fought and ended in this clever infographic from UrbanFonts.com. The design is layed out well and the fonts used are stunning.
Are You Happy?
Sometimes the simplest infographics are the best. The following design uses a grunge poster style to add appeal and draw the eye, and presents a revealing message in a humorous way.
50 Things a Geek Should Know
While the following infographic is more a description of several different types of geeks combined, it is still good for a few laughs. The retro design is a perfect reflection of old era geek facts.
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11 Untranslatable Words from Other Cultures
Last but definitely not least on the list is the following infographic from Maptia. Not only are the phrases interesting and a few hilariously detailed, but the illustrated fonts and graphics are brilliant. This could easily be the best eye candy of the roundup.