The Lily commissioned work from more than 70 artists in 2018. The illustrations showcase art from all over the world, including Chile, Sweden and Spain. We covered topics like entertainment health and religion, pushing the boundaries of how to tell visual stories. In addition to the many works of art you saw accompanying our stories this year, we also created two murals, a tote bag and a zine. Take a look at 53 illustrations that appeared in The Lily this year.

Artists: Annica Lydenberg of Dirty Bandits and Spectrum Murals | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Laurène Boglio and Spectrum Murals | Art director: Amy King

Books

Artist: Ashley Lukashevsky | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Sarah Rebtine | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Television

Artist: Rachel Idzerda | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Verity Slade | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Ana Strumpf | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Hélène Baum | Art director: Amy King

Podcasts

Artist: Dave Coleman | Art director: Rachel Orr

Movies

Artist: Lydia Ortiz | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Ery Burns | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Tim McDonagh | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Aimee Pong | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Ann Xu | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Diana Schoenbrun | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Elizabeth Beier | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Katie Wheeler | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artists: Anjini Maxwell, Lauren Tamaki, Rachel Idzerda and Irene Rinaldi | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Gayle Kabaker | Art director: Amy King

Artist: Melissa McFeeters | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Helen Li | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Eve Archer | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Nicole Xu | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Natalie Byrne | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Julia Monson | Art Director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Maggie Chiang | Art Director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Maria Corte | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Dana Tanamachi | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Laurène Boglio | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Sara Wong | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Laura Breiling | Art Director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Poppy Magda | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Valentina Brostean | Art Director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Monica Ahanonu | Art Director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Samya Arif | Art director: Aviva Loeb

Artist: Carolyn Suzuki | Art director: Aviva Loeb

Artist: Aditi Damle | Art director: Aviva Loeb

Artist: Chris Piascik | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Vichcraft | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Olga Vasik | Art director: Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Kasi Turpin | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Xaviera Lōpez | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: left, Allie Pak; right, Ana Porta | Art Director: Amy King and Amy Cavenaile

Artist: Kasi Turpin | Art Director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Julia Yellow | Art director: Kat Brooks

Artist: Xaviera Lōpez | Art director: Rachel Orr

Artist: Taylor Schena | Art Director: Rachel Orr

Artist: May van Millingen | Art director: Rachel Orr

Our Lily Lit Club pick defies traditional storytelling. Here’s how.

‘Laura Dean Keeps Breaking up with Me,’ written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell, marries two forms of storytelling

How 6 female photojournalists saw the world — according to their photographs for Life magazine

See some of the photographs — taken by Margaret Bourke-White and five other women — that are featured in a New-York Historical Society exhibition

I work as an art tutor for high schoolers. The way they choose to portray female bodies is deeply worrying.

It’s easy to help students with skills — but more difficult to change their perceptions of beauty