It would be one thing if the book Cool Infographics was simply filled with, well, cool infographics (it is). But it's also a very well written resource on all things visual design. Randy Krum takes you through everything you need to know beyond just a pretty picture... the history of medium, why they're effective, dealing with copyright issues, naming, SEO, keywords, landing pages, dimensions, and so much more.
As expected, the book is incredibly well designed, with clean lines, eye-popping graphics, and easy to follow links. As a career development professional, I especially enjoyed the infographic resume section, and geeked out over the math instruction that detailed how to calculate the relative size of a circle in an infographic, based on area, not just width.
Overall, this is a great book not just for visual designers, but also stat fans, information geeks, and online marketers. Check it out.