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Amazing Visual Illustrating Major Events of 2013

This is the time of the year when news media agencies, blogs, and websites start publishing their" top of the year posts". Yesterday I shared with you Google Zeigeist 2013 together with an interactive map that captured the trendy search queries in Google for the same year. Today, I learned through Wired about this wonderful visual that features the major events and news stories that chronicled 2013. This image is created by Mario Zucca and this is what he said about it :

The task was daunting. Illustrate a scene mishmashing all of the major news stories from 2013, almost 90 to be exact. We decided the scene should be staged in a Times Square-like setting. I didn’t really know where to start, so I began by mapping out the events into basic zones…

Check out his blog post to learn more about how he designed this illustration.