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Year In Review 2009

By tfngwena
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Same as last year, just different look
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:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

Man I'm supposed to be busy at work today but this grabbed my attention!
Right off the bat, this is an eye-catching, brilliant piece of work in my opinion<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/h/h…" width="40" height="15" alt=":handshake:" title="Handshake" />. It really gets the cogs turning upstairs, not just from what you included but what else was significant about the past year.

The balance and the minimalist design make it stand out so much more. The different sizes of the text I assume denotes their importance. I must say you made some excellent choices for main events and happenings<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/t/t…" width="15" height="15" alt=":thumbsup:" title="Thumbs Up" /> (Michael Jackson, Swine Flu, Unemployment, Facebook). Yet some of the big names had me running to Wikipedia for insight (had no idea who was Farrah Fawcett, or the Gosselins or TMZ<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/a/a…" width="19" height="19" alt="^^;" title="Sweating a little..." />). I would say it however lacks more globally significant events (eg North Korea, Chinese Economy, Robert Mugabe and Stem Cell Ban Lift). You probably have some of these in there which brings me to the next thing I like about this piece. I like that some are too small to read and I'm keen to know what they are! Makes things a little exciting.

I must mention I was glad to see Usain Bolt in there (I run track as well<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/p/p…" width="20" height="30" alt=":picknose:" title="Digging for gold" />) and as a musicaholic was pleased with some of the musicians included.
Ok as this is now getting too long just have a few questions as to why you included some things<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/c/c…" width="18" height="15" alt=":confused:" title="Confused" />: Britney; Hubble; RosettaStone; Dollar Stores and LinkedIn

All in all great work man! Happy New Year and looking forward to more 'smart art'! <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/b/b…" width="27" height="19" alt=":brushteeth:" title="4 out of 5 dentists recommend brushing your teeth!" />
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Yeah definitely got the gist of what I was trying to do, spent some time choosing the weighting of the words, you also touch on the hardest part of making the image and that's judging the weighting of events based on the audience.

In the eastern world many of the events included wouldn't be there and instead alot more probably about virtual worlds ( $2billion dollar industry ) would be on there.

its got my head thinking... interesting... gona mock up a few more in a slightly different way... till then....

Thanks for shedding your thoughts. keep em coming !!
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Great work!! Looks awesome!
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your welcome :)
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2560 x 1600 with download.
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