The best infographics are created when a story comes first. In a completed piece, every data point, piece of copy, and design element should support the story. This does not mean, however, that the story an individual or organization wants to tell will intuitively translate to the infographic medium.
As a crafter who also happens to love books, I'm so excited for the release of my first book Craft-a-Day. I grew up in Denmark and love very simple projects that are easy to make at home.