Last week, Gawker published a review of The Year's Best Gawker Illustrations. Inspired by that and the new year, it's time Studio@Gawker reflect on the year that was 2013 as well – a year in which we produced a boatload of branded content.

And for every piece of branded content, our in-house Design team and talented pool of vendors and freelancers were busy designing, art directing, photographing and illustrating images for that content. Here are our favorites from 2013, in no particular order.


The Way You Make Me Feel: How Music Affects Our Emotions

How to Comport Yourself Like a Proper Villain at Holiday Parties

Social Business Is the Only Business

How to Stay Positive in Negative Situations

Real Time Strategy Star IdrA is Here to Chat In Real Time

I Betrayed My Husband, and Now My Kid's Going to Suffer

Bill Nye Is Here, Right Now, in the Summer Science Symposium

Get a domain name and hosting for only $20

How to Enjoy the Summer When You're an Adult with a Day Job

The Epic Tale of the First Commercial Cell Phone (Car Phone) Call

Here's Everything You Need to Build Your Very Own Quadrotor

How to Go on Vacation Like It's Your Job

Why Your Brain Is Ready to Switch to a No Contract Cellphone Plan

The 13 Most Popular Products Of 2013, As Purchased By You

The Best Black Friday Deals

It's All In Your Head: Eight Steps To Achieving The Winning Mindset

The Un-Adult Guide to Dealing with Stress


Help Your Laptop Help You By Putting it in Stand Mode

Here's How Top Cow Makes Comics: Why Story Still Reigns Supreme

The standout cosplayers at New York's comics convention

Of Moving Bodies and Blending Genres: A Chat with Body Language

Hey, Toilet Phone, I Can Quit You

Here's How You Crush the Best NYC Dining and Drinking Spots

Welcome to the Documentary Club! (It's a Club About Documentaries)

Six Telltale Signs It's Time to Upgrade Your Style

Here's How Blue Apron Uses Screen Sharing to Refine Recipes

Photo Illustration

Ask Two Fantasy Experts How To Improve Your Week 11 Lineups

Here Are Even More Things You Thought Were Exactly the Same But Aren't

I'm breaking up with you, smartphone. Dont cry, you're not waterproof

Meet The Behind-The-Scenes Players That Keep Hollywood's Elite On Track