MS Paint > ggplot?
Not really, but sometimes! A few recent posts from Astral Codex Ten (ACX) make use of some stylized plots. Here’s an example: !Example ACX plot This looks like … well, it looks like it was drawn using MS Paint. And I think that in this case, it’s the perfect tool for the task! Tools matter There are lots of good, general rules for graphical design. I’ve discussed a couple ideas on here, and there are tons of resources out there.