Sometimes reading a newspaper doesn't have to be about just reading it; it can be equally exciting to examine the images, comic, and ads, too. Recently, The New York Times compiled their "The Year in Illustrations," a gallery including the best artwork created for The Times throughout the past twelve months. This variety of work pulls from some of the most promising artists of our generation. No matter what style of art you prefer, each of these pieces are exceptional and can be enjoyed in their own way. We only pulled a few of our favorites, but if you want all of the visual highlights from this year, check them out here.