SlateGalleryCollected images.Dec. 29 2012 5:00 AM Slate Illustrated, 2012 The best illustrations of the year. By Slate Staff It’s that time again, when we look back at the year in Slate through our favorite illustrations. Following are five favorites from each illustrator, linked to the article in which it originally appeared. Illustrations by Alex Eben Meyer Better Than Words With Friends Illustration for Better Than Words With Friends by Alex Eben Meyer. Buy a House Today Illustration for Buy a House Today! by Alex Eben Meyer. Smile, You're On Everyone's Camera Illustration for Smile, You're On Everyone's Camera by Alex Eben Meyer. The USA Is Number One (in Cheese Production)! Illustration for The USA Is Number One (in Cheese Production)! by Alex Eben Meyer. Who Killed Sarcasm? Illustration for Who Killed Sarcasm? by Alex Eben Meyer. (Continued from Page 1) Illustrations by Robert Neubecker I Ain’t Sayin’ He’s a Gold Digger Illustration for I Ain’t Sayin’ He’s a Gold Digger by Robert Neubecker. I Do Not Want To Dance the Hora Illustration forI Do Not Want To Dance the Hora by Robert Neubecker. Tasting Like Chicken Illustration for Tasting Like Chicken by Robert Neubecker. The Creepiness Factor Illustration for The Creepiness Factor by Robert Neubecker. The Spy Who GPS-Tagged Me Illustration for The Spy Who GPS-Tagged Me by Robert Neubecker. (Continued from Page 2) Illustrations by Charlie Powell Helicopter Parenting Illustration of Helicopter Parenting by Charlie Powell. Ray of Hope Illustration for Ray of Hope by Charlie Powell. March Madness Illustration for March Madness by Charlie Powell. Five Ring Circus Illustration of Five Ring Circus by Charlie Powell. Fix the Constitution Illustration forFix the Constitution by Charlie Powell. (Continued from Page 3) Illustrations by Mark Stamaty Pop Music Illustration for Pop Music by Mark Alan Stamaty. Can You Fake Mental Illness? Illustration forCan You Fake Mental Illness? by Mark Alan Stamaty. Could Cops Use Google To Prevent Murder? Illustration for Could Cops Use Google To Prevent Murder? by Mark Alan Stamaty. Making Love and Trouble Illustration forMaking Love and Trouble by Mark Alan Stamaty. The Date Whisperer Illustration forThe Date Whisperer by Mark Alan Stamaty. (Continued from Page 4) Illustrations by Rob Donnelly Who Needs Acorn? Illustration for Who Needs ACORN? by Rob Donnelly. Preschoolers With Knives Illustration forPreschoolers With Knives by Rob Donnelly. Are Women Better at Living Alone? Illustration for Are Women Better at Living Alone? by Rob Donnelly. I’ll Sit This One Out Illustration for I’ll Sit This One Out by Rob Donnelly. My Molesters Illustration for My Molesters by Rob Donnelly. 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