Paul Butt loves creating infographics documenting popular culture, as he believes a strong relationship between the viewer and the content is a great thing to have. Inspired by the Guardian Datablog, which had documented the appearance of every monster in Doctor Who, Paul decided to make a graphic about the TV show’s most feared enemy – the Daleks – and give some tips and techniques on how to produce stylish and intelligible infographics.

This tutorial is about creating a circular-style bar graphic using basic Illustrator techniques. You’ll also learn  about a few shortcuts to streamline the procedures and avoid future problems.

Time to complete

Under an hour of practical work; most of the time goes into preparation


Adobe Illustrator CS3 or later

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