Humor is a fickle thing. One person’s laugh-out-loud joke is another person’s head-scratcher. Some people strive for the perfect pun, while others would rather choke on their punini, pun fried noodles, or pun seared scallops than debase themselves with wordplay. What makes a kid laugh uproariously may make an adult groan, and what makes an atheist giggle with glee may make a fundamentalist cringe.
Finding that humorous sweet spot is no easy task. In infographics, it’s particularly difficult — especially when the humor plays second fiddle to the narrative message and its supporting data. But some infographics manage to accomplish this Herculean task: deftly balancing data viz and levity, silly graphics and a strong narrative. Others focus solely on the funny, aiming for entertainment and squarely hitting the mark.
Here are some infographics to tickle the funnybone, along with color commentary on what makes the good stuff work.Flow Charts:... keep reading