For its May 15 edition The New York Times Magazine devoted several pages to a special report entitled The New Anatomy of Cancer. The section looks at how recent research has changed the way the disease is understood and points to how treatment may advance in the future.
It’s a sobering yet heartening read and the tone of illustrator Cristiana Couceiro‘s work throughout the issue is spot on. Her work renders a difficult, emotive subject that bit more approachable. No easy task at all.
What’s more, her 11 pieces of work in the issue run across everything from infographics to more evocative illustrations.
Couceiro’s work remains cool and direct, but visually appealing and arresting, too. It divulges facts clearly (there are numerous graphs and tables in the report), but also sets up articles on a range of subjects from cancer taxonomy to the growth in more targeted treatments for patients.
The consistent design and illustrative approach holds this brilliantly-produced piece of editorial together. Great work from all concerned.
Design director: Gail Bichler. Art director: Matt Willey. Deputy art director: Jason Sfetko. Design consultant/lead designer: Debra Bishop. Designers: Frank Augugliaro, Ben Grandgenett