“Picturing the Past 10 Years” by Phillip Niemeyer

picturing_the_past_10_years_decade_new_yearIt doesn’t have much to do with love or sex, but it being New Year’s Eve and all we couldn’t resist pointing out art director Phillip Niemeyer’s “op-chart” from Sunday’s New York Times called “Picturing the Past 10 Years.” Read each row from left to right and you get a quick graphic recap of the decade’s evolution in one particular area (e.g. business, fads, culture, sports, etc.) OR read each column from top to bottom and get a recap of one entire year (e.g. the 2002 zeitgeist was defined by flag pins, Guantanamo, Craigslist, the D.C. snipers, Al Jazeera, the New England Patriots, American Idol, collagen injections, HBO’s “The Sopranos”, and “freedom fries”).

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