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Slate Illustrated, 2012

The best illustrations of the year.

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 by Alex Eben Meyer

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

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Buy a House Today

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer.

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


Smile, You’re On Everyone’s Camera

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Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer.

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


The USA Is Number One (in Cheese Production)!

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer.

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

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Who Killed Sarcasm?

Illustration by Alex Eben Meyer.

Illustration for Who Killed Sarcasm? by Alex Eben Meyer.

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Illustrations by Robert Neubecker

I Ain’t Sayin’ He’s a Gold Digger

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Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

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

I Do Not Want To Dance the Hora

Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

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

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Tasting Like Chicken

Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

Illustration for Tasting Like Chicken by Robert Neubecker.

The Creepiness Factor

Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

Illustration for The Creepiness Factor by Robert Neubecker.

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The Spy Who GPS-Tagged Me

Illustration by Robert Neubecker.

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

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Illustrations by Charlie Powell

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Helicopter Parenting

Illustration by Charlie Powell.

Illustration of Helicopter Parenting by Charlie Powell.

Illustration by Charlie Powell.

Illustration for Ray of Hope by Charlie Powell.

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March Madness

Illustration by Charlie Powell.

Illustration for March Madness by Charlie Powell.

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Five Ring Circus

Illustration by Charlie Powell.

Illustration of Five Ring Circus by Charlie Powell.

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Illustration by Charlie Powell.

Illustration for Fix the Constitution by Charlie Powell.

Illustrations by Mark Stamaty

Pop Music

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustration for Pop Music by Mark Alan Stamaty.

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Can You Fake Mental Illness?

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustration for Can You Fake Mental Illness? by Mark Alan Stamaty.

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Could Cops Use Google To Prevent Murder?

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Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty.

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

Making Love and Trouble

Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustration for Making Love and Trouble by Mark Alan Stamaty.

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Illustration by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustration for The Date Whisperer by Mark Alan Stamaty.

Illustrations by Rob Donnelly

Who Needs Acorn?

Illustration by Rob Donnelly.

Illustration for Who Needs ACORN? by Rob Donnelly.

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Preschoolers With Knives

Illustration by Rob Donnelly.

Illustration for Preschoolers With Knives by Rob Donnelly.

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Are Women Better at Living Alone?

Illustration by Rob Donnelly.

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

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I’ll Sit This One Out

Illustration by Rob Donnelly.

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

My Molesters

Illustration by Rob Donnelly.

Illustration for My Molesters by Rob Donnelly.

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