Slate's Best Illustrations from 2012

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Dec. 29 2012 5:00 AM

Slate Illustrated, 2012

The best illustrations of the year.

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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

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer

Illustration for Better Than Words With Friends by Alex Eben Meyer.

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer.

Illustration for Buy a House Today! by Alex Eben Meyer.

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer.

Illustration for Smile, You're On Everyone's Camera by Alex Eben Meyer.

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer.

Illustration for The USA Is Number One (in Cheese Production)! by Alex Eben Meyer.

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer.

Illustration for Who Killed Sarcasm? by Alex Eben Meyer.

 

Illustrations by Robert Neubecker

Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

Illustration for I Ain’t Sayin’ He’s a Gold Digger by Robert Neubecker.

Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

Illustration forI Do Not Want To Dance the Hora by Robert Neubecker.

Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

Illustration for Tasting Like Chicken by Robert Neubecker.

Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

Illustration for The Creepiness Factor by Robert Neubecker.

Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

Illustration for The Spy Who GPS-Tagged Me by Robert Neubecker.

 

 

Illustrations by Charlie Powell

Illustration by Charlie Powell.

Illustration of Helicopter Parenting by Charlie Powell.

Illustration by Charlie Powell.

Illustration for Ray of Hope by Charlie Powell.

Illustration by Charlie Powell.

Illustration for March Madness by Charlie Powell.

Illustration by Charlie Powell.

Illustration of Five Ring Circus by Charlie Powell.

Illustration by Charlie Powell.

Illustration forFix the Constitution by Charlie Powell.



 

Illustrations by Mark Stamaty

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustration for Pop Music by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustration forCan You Fake Mental Illness? by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustration for Could Cops Use Google To Prevent Murder? by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustration forMaking Love and Trouble by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustration forThe Date Whisperer by Mark Alan Stamaty.

 

 

 

Illustrations by Rob Donnelly

Illustration by Rob Donnelly.

Illustration for Who Needs ACORN? by Rob Donnelly.

Illustration by Rob Donnelly.

Illustration forPreschoolers With Knives by Rob Donnelly.

Illustration by Rob Donnelly.

Illustration for Are Women Better at Living Alone? by Rob Donnelly.

Illustration by Rob Donnelly.

Illustration for I’ll Sit This One Out by Rob Donnelly.

Illustration by Rob Donnelly.

Illustration for My Molesters by Rob Donnelly.

 

TODAY IN SLATE

Frame Game

Hard Knocks

I was hit by a teacher in an East Texas public school. It taught me nothing.

There Are New Abuse Allegations Against Adrian Peterson

After This Merger, One Company Could Control One-Third of the Planet's Beer Sales

John Oliver Pleads for Scotland to Stay With the U.K.

If You’re Outraged by the NFL, Follow This Satirical Blowhard on Twitter

Jurisprudence

Don’t Expect Adrian Peterson to Go to Prison

In much of America, beating your kids is perfectly legal. 

The Juice

Ford’s Big Gamble

It’s completely transforming America’s best-selling vehicle.

I Tried to Write an Honest Profile of One of Bollywood’s Biggest Stars. It Didn’t Go Well.

Here’s Why College Women Don’t Take Rape Allegations to the Police

The XX Factor
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  News & Politics
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  Business
Moneybox
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  Life
Outward
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  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 15 2014 3:31 PM My Year As an Abortion Doula
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
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  Arts
Brow Beat
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  Technology
Future Tense
Sept. 15 2014 4:49 PM Cheetah Robot Is Now Wireless and Gallivanting on MIT’s Campus
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 15 2014 11:00 AM The Comet and the Cosmic Beehive
  Sports
Sports Nut
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