Our Favorite Illustrations of 2016
It was a long, crazy year and we are super thankful to have the visual power of illustration to help us make sense of it all. Here are some of our favorites of 2016:
Keith Negley, Is It OK For Boys To Cry?
Keith is wonderful at distilling complex ideas into simple, but emotionally nuanced imagery. And while this illustration seems simple, the open-ended narrative and quiet vulnerability hit me at an emotional center. -MR
Lilli Carre, Looking For Change for NPR Ed.
After spending years working on illustrations about education, Lilli just summed up the whole system so well in this one, simple concept. - LA
Kristen Uroda, Flip The Script
(Invisibilia podcast art)
I can almost hear the collision of these two contrasting forces in the frame. It’s a powerful image that exudes momentum and stillness. -MR
This is one of those illustrations where a smart concept plays to multiple levels of interpretation. The illustration means one thing before you read the story, and another after reading it. -MR
Chris Kindred, Scoring Your Story for NPR Training.
Sound can be a tricky thing to represent visually, but this image hums! Part Fantasia, part science book art – I wish physics was taught alongside Chris’ illustrations. -LA
Sam Rowe, Original Thinkers for NPR Ed.
Sam’s concepts are always what strike me the most. The subtle twinkling and shooting stars make this one of my favorite GIFs of all time. -LA