How much do you like it when information is visually conveyed in a very pleasing manner? The New York Times Graphics Department is particualrly adept at this. It is a group of about 30 people with various backgrounds who create the visual representations for the Times publications. The group is mainly composed of cartographers, illustrators and programmers. The graphics editor Amanda Cox is unusual in that she is a statistician. You can see her ability to visualize data in the following examples. The Times graphics group dominated the gold medals at the Malofiej Awards, the most important prize for graphic design. Cox won the gold for Individual Portfolio.
Here are some examples of the group's work. Take your time to look at how simply, yet appealingly these are laid out and the amount of information that is packed in with minimal clutter. The designers have been able to stretch their imaginations in the online edition in ways not possible with the paper copy.