2018: A portfolio of illustrations

Art directors at The Washington Post commissioned work from more than 450 artists in 2018 to illustrate politics, entertainment and sporting events, among other topics. This work showcases art from all over the world. Take a look at 50 illustrators whose work appeared this year in print and digital coverage.
By Washington Post Design

ENTERTAINMENT

Best of 2018: Arts

Artist: Jenue

Art director: Elizabeth Hart

Rebooted Roseanne

Artist: Tony Rodriguez

Art director: Michael Johnson

‘Baked Macaroni’

Artist: Jon Krause

Art director: Christian Font

Mrs. Claus

Artist: Gus Morais

Art director: Eddie Alvarez

Hot toys: 2018

Artist: Gwen Keraval

Art director: Clare Ramirez

Perfect autumn outings

Artist: Andy J. Pizza

Art director: Katherine Lee

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Artist: Charles Chaisson

Art director: Eddie Alvarez

Broadway’s Harry Potter

Artist: Olivier Bonhomme

Art director: Michael Johnson

New Orleans celebrates 300 years

Artist: Christina Chung

Art director: Jose Luis Soto

EVENTS

A new era in spaceflight

Artist: Jonathan Bartlett

Art director: Alla Dreyvitser

Fall arts preview

Artist: Rizon Parein

Art director: Elizabeth Hart

The 2018 Winter Olympics

Artist: Andrea Levy

Art director: Virginia Singarayar

Royal wedding

Artist: Laurène Boglio

Art director: Joanne Lee

Stanley Cup

Artist: Cristiano Siqueira

Art director: Virginia Singarayar

A people divided, a country on edge

Artist: Lance Wyman

Art directors: Brian Gross and Suzette Moyer

 

Space Force

Artist: Jean-Pierre Le Roux

Art director: Christian Font

POLITICS

George H.W. Bush

Artist: Wayne Brezinka

Art director: Chris Rukan

How women fared during midterms

Artist: Malika Favre

Art director: Christian Font

Institutions can’t save America

Artist: Oliver Munday

Art director: Chris Rukan

Can data predict which bills will pass Congress?

Artist: Señor Salme

Art director: Beth Broadwater

The swamp builders

Artist: Mitch Gee

Art director: Joe Moore

Washington society and Trump

Artist/art director: Allie Ghaman

How uncivilized

Artist: Ryan McAmis

Art director: Chris Rukan

Obstruction of justice

Artist: Mike McQuade

Art director: Chris Rukan

After shock

Artist: Brian Stauffer

Art director: Chris Rukan

LIFESTYLE

The new boomtowns

Artist: Michelle Kondrich

Art director: Dwuan June

7 mistakes parents make with teens

Artist: Chris Whetzel

Art director: Victoria Fogg

Kids’ health

Artist: Eiko Ojala

Art director: Alla Dreyvitser

Parenting

Artist: Lidan Chen

Art director: Victoria Fogg

 

Devil in a white dress

Artist: Ellen Weinstein

Art director: Andy Braford

A turducken isn’t worth the trouble

Artist: Kelsey Dake

Art director: Amanda Soto

Best Books of 2018 

Artists: Neiko Ng and Simon Arizpe

Art director: Clare Ramirez

Don’t let bugs ruin your summer fun

Artist: Vikki Zhang

Art director: Victoria Fogg

THE WORLD

Jamal Khashoggi

Artist: Alex Fine

Art director: Greg Manifold

Too many men

Artist: Jasu Hu

Art directors: Brianna Schroer and Joe Moore

Washington embassies: A world of fun stuff to do

Artist: Naíma Almeida

Art director: Katherine Lee

What price revolution? A Syrian love story

Artist: Greg Betza

Art director: Jason Bernert

The sinking state

Artist: Andrea Ucini

Art director: Chris Rukan

Women’s lives, behind the data

Artist: Dola Sun

Art director: Katherine Lee

ISSUES

The state of hate

Artist: Tim McDonagh

Art director: Christian Font

After a stroke, depression vanished

Artist: Zoë van Dijk

Art director: Alla Dreyvitser

Harassment in classical music

Artist: Isabel Seliger

Art director: Michael Johnson

She had a lot of rashes, but don’t all kids?

Artist: Cameron Cottrill

Art director: Alla Dreyvitser

Alternative storytelling

Artist: Sunday Büro

Art director: Beth Broadwater

‘Sentinel’

Artist: Lydia Ortiz

Art director: Christian Font

Legalizing marijuana

Artist: Hanna Barczyk

Art director: Chris Rukan

Traveling while black

Artist: Sam Ward

Art director: Eddie Alvarez

Woody Allen

Artist: István Orosz

Art director: Chris Rukan

‘Dying at your desk is not a retirement plan’

Artist: Pete Ryan

Art director: Courtney Kan

Life’s stresses

Artist: Gérard Dubois

Art director: Alla Dreyvitser

Credits: By Washington Post Design. Designed by Twila Waddy.