SND34 Best of Digital Design: NYT wins medals in two portfolio categories

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Judges awarded two silver medals to the New York Times for its Olympics and graphics portfolios.

Olympics:

1. One Race, Every Medalist Ever
2. Racing Against History
3. Lolo Jones, Cleared for Takeoff
4. A Simple Bicycle Race
5. Gabby Douglas’s Balance Beam Dismount
6. Bob Beamon’s Long Olympic Shadow
7. The Toughest Vault for Female Gymnasts
8. One With The Water

Graphics:

1. This Land
2. 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow
3. The Food and Drink Issue
4. Crosswords Gameplay
5. The Lives They Lived
6. The Inspiration Issue
7. The Lively Morgue
8. The Hollywood Issue: Wide-Awake

Here’s what the judges had to say:

“This is what a portfolio should be. There is a nice overall feel to it; good progression, with a good set Olympics template.”

“They took it to another level in terms of explanation and context in formats we have never seen before.”

“This is a very strong portfolio. It’s a great barometer for the NYT graphics department.”

(Kyle Ellis is a designer for CNN Digital in Atlanta and digital director for the Society for News Design.)