91 News and Culture Moments From 2014 Collide in the Grand Budapest Hotel in This Illustration

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Jami Oetting
Jami Oetting




2014 was a big year.

But I'm not referring to the failed merger of Publicis and Omnicom or even the best advertising campaigns of the year.

Your memory of 2014 won’t be defined by those things. Instead, you’ll remember the Ebola outbreak, Lavern Cox, Ferguson, LeBron’s return home, the World Cup, True Detective, missing flight MH370, and maybe even Alex from Target.

These and many other cultural and political moments shaped the year and will continue to be part of our conversations in 2015. 

To commemorate these events, Beutler Ink created Here’s to 2014!, a graphic featuring 91 memorable moments. The poster is a follow-up to the 2013 edition, which featured Miley Cyrus, Prince George, and Pope Francis. 

Check out the below graphic, and review the list of all the moments that made it into this year's illustration. 


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Moments included in the poster:

  1. The Guardians of the Galaxy
  2. The LEGO Movie
  3. Gone Girl
  4. The Grand Budapest Hotel
  5. Boyhood
  6. The Fault In Our Stars
  7. Interstellar
  8. Godzilla
  9. South Park mocks Lorde’s ubiquity
  10. Ellen’s Oscar selfie
  11. Lupita Nyong’o wins Oscar
  12. Taylor Swift has first platinum album of the year
  13. Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX ["Fancy"]
  14. Pharrell Williams
  15. New U2 album goes to 500 million iTunes accounts
  16. Meghan Trainor ["All About That Bass"]
  17. Sam Smith
  18. Nicki Minaj ["Anaconda"]
  19. Radiohead’s Thom Yorke releases $6 album on BitTorrent
  20. Health Goth style
  21. Basic Bitch style
  22. Normcore style
  23. The Simpsons turns 25
  24. True Detective
  25. The Walking Dead
  26. How I Met Your Mother series finale
  27. Pretty Little Liars 100th episode
  28. True Blood series finale
  29. Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon
  30. Last Week Tonight
  31. Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to be nominated for an Emmy and to appear on the cover of Time Magazine
  32. Game of Thrones Season Five
  33. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey with Neil Degrasse Tyson
  34. Gilmore Girls released on Netflix
  35. Germany wins World Cup
  36. Seahawks win the Super Bowl
  37. LeBron James goes home to Cleveland
  38. Spurs win the NBA championship
  39. Winter Olympics in Sochi
  40. Derek Jeter retires
  41. Steve Ballmer becomes owner of the Los Angeles Clippers franchise
  42. Roger Goodell is criticized; Bill Simmons is censored
  43. Madison Bumgarner leads the San Francisco Giants to World Series victory
  44. LA Kings win the Stanley Cup
  45. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  46. Kim Kardashian’s Paper Magazine cover
  47. Jaden and Willow Smith transcend reality
  48. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin "consciously uncouple"
  49. Hacked celebrity nudes leak on Reddit
  50. Ariana Grande is a diva
  51. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie wed in secret ceremony
  52. Jay-Z is involved in elevator altercation with Solange
  53. George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin
  54. Scottish independence referendum
  55. Two Supreme Court rulings bolster marriage equality
  56. GOP owns the midterms
  57. Nik Wallenda’s blindfold tightrope walk
  58. Polar vortex
  59. MH370 goes missing
  61. Ebola outbreak
  62. Ferguson and Eric Garner protests
  63. Bring Back Our Girls
  64. Hong Kong protests
  65. Putin ferments unrest in Crimea
  66. iPhone 6
  67. #GamerGate
  68. Emojis are everywhere
  69. Verizon vs. FCC
  70. Uber vs. Lyft
  71. Google glass
  72. Apple Watch
  73. Newsweek’s "The Face Behind Bitcoin" story
  74. HBO Go slated to be released to the masses
  75. Alex from Target
  76. Apparently Kid
  77. Slender Man
  78. Too Many Cooks
  79. Big Hero 6
  80. The Broad City girls
  81. The Interview film is pulled from theaters
  82. Sarah Koenig from Serial Podcast
  83. RIP Robin Williams
  84. RIP Maya Angelou
  85. RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman
  86. RIP Joan Rivers
  87. RIP Shirley Temple
  88. RIP Harold Ramis
  89. RIP Casey Kasem
  90. RIP James Garner
  91. RIP Flappy Bird
  92. Bonus easter egg: Bill Beutler, founder of Beutler Ink


Topics: Creativity

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