Information Graphics (infographics) serve to inform like an article by conveying easily accessible interpretations of data. I have come across a few really good resources of statistical data from which infographics can be created.
The following are my favorites:
visual.ly.com The best resource for browsing others' work and submitting your own.
google.com/publicdata/home Compile statistical data and create impressive graphs related to economics, the environment, and much more.
http://www.gapminder.org/world Similar to the Google public data site.
Some of my personal work to follow shortly.