I'm just looking back at one of my favourite book, the Malofiej 11. Malofiej is a contest that judges infographics from all over the world. The good infographics get collected and published.
There has been a few series published so far, from 9 to 13. The books are very hard to find and sometimes a little expensive — for me. I'm grateful I got one at a fantastic price.
In this particular series, there are interviews with Nigel Holmes, Miguel Urabayen, Alberto Cairo and Javier Zarracino. This book features their work and other examples of infographics from newspapers collected in 2002.
There's one quote from Nigel Holmes that I find useful:
Qns: What are the questions every infographics designer should ask?
Nigel Holmes: What's the point of the graphic I am doing? What information does the reader/user need to know? I think many graphics are too big. Perhaps we designers should ask for less space when that's all we need. So ask this question: what is really the best size for this graphic?
Here are some pages from the fantastic book to share with everyone. Not every page for obvious copyright reasons.