This year I was kindly asked by SXSW Interactive to create an illustrated timeline for their 20 year Anniversary. The timeline features key moments of each year's SXSW Interactive, from 1994 to 2012 including the NASDAQ hits peak of dotcom era and the launching of Twitter. There are also portraits of keynote speakers such as New Yorker columnist Malcolm Gladwell, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify founder Daniel Ek.
This is a two-page spread illustration printed in the SXSW Interactive 2013 Program Guide.
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Small is Beautiful: Debut event features eight total panel sessions and 36 total speakers.
Hello It's Me: Musician-turned-geek Todd Rundgren keynotes year #2 of SXSW Multimedia.
Remember the Epic Parties: Bruce Sterling keynotes, invites all to his Hyde Park house.
And Bono Cried: Negativland's Mark Hossler discusses his take on copyright law.
South Park by Southwest: Art for canvas swag bag designed by Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
Iamrichrichrich.com: NASDAQ hits peak of dotcom era on Monday of SXSW Interactive.
We were federated before federated was cool: John Battelle keynote
Please Hire Me, Please: overflow crowds swarm first-ever SXSW Freelance Forum.
You Are the Creative Class and You Rule: Keynote by best-selling author Richard Florida.
Remember Friendster? Jonathan Abrams keynote speech alienates many female users.
The Tipping-over Phase Begins: Keynote talk from New Yorker columnist Malcolm Gladwell.
Welcome to the Digital Revolution: Jimmy Wales and Craig Newmark keynote conversation
Twitter Launches at SXSW: And we all begin to think in 140 characters or less.
The Power of a Connected Audience: Mass exodus during Mark Zuckerberg keynote.
Startups Make the World Go Round: Accelerator added to ever-expanding SXSW lineup.
Disrupting the Music Industry: Keynote interview with Spotify founder Daniel Ek.
Geeks are the New Rock Stars: Foo Fighters perform at SXSW Interactive Closing Party.
Master of Intelligent Design: Jeffrey Zeldman becomes first-ever SXSW Hall of Fame inductee.