Brosmind illustrates 20 Things That Happened on the Internet in 2013

Puzzle over Syzygy's annual illustration that hides 20 of the greatest, craziest and most remarkable things that happened on the internet last year.


Can you spot 20 of 2013's internet incidents within Brosmind's illustration created for Syzygy?

Syzygy Group's 20 Things That Happened On The Internet is back for its fourth year running. This year's artwork (right) was created by the sibling duo Juan and Alejandro Mingarro, better known as Brosmind in the art world.

Syzygy Group – the "mother ship" for agencies Syzygy, Unique, Hi-Res! And Ars Thanea – challenges you to find all 20 of the internet-based events depicted within the illustration. The answers have now been released, so once you've exhausted your brain power you can find out whether you were right, and get answers to the things you're stuck on, by flicking through our slideshow.

Previous illustrations in the series were created by mc bess, Peter Jaworowski and Niark 1, which you can see at the end of this slideshow.

Use the slideshow controls above and right to take a closer look at each of the the 20 Things and find out the answers. You'll also get a behind-the-scenes look at how Brosmind created the artwork.

Right: Brosmind began by sketching the design using pen, pencil and an eraser.


Right: The duo use a lightbox to draw up the line-art ready for scanning.

Advertisement. Article continues below

Right: Brosmind then used a Wacom tablet and Adobe Photoshop to create the finished piece.


Right: Thing 1 - Solid Concepts produces the first 3D printed metal gun.


Right: Thing 2 - Google's Project Loon.

Advertisement. Article continues below

Right: Thing 3 - Hilarious twerk fail that later came out as a Jimmy Kimmel prank. The original video has more than 15 million views on YouTube.


Right: Thing 4 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel allegedly discovers her phone was tapped by the NSA.


Right: Thing 5 - Google retures its popular RSS reader.

Advertisement. Article continues below

Right: Thing 6 - Computer programmer and activist Aaron Swartz dies.


Right: Thing 7 - 'Selfie' is Oxford Dictionary's word of the year.


Right: Thing 8 - The online black market Silk Road is closed down.

Advertisement. Article continues below

Right: Thing 10 - Volvo Trucks' Epic Slit video feat Jean Claude Van Damme. This video has been watched almost 70 million times on YouTube.


Right: Thing 11 - Twitter IPO

Advertisement. Article continues below

Right: Thing 13 - Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, buys The Washington Post.


Right: Thing 15 - Post-It partners with Evernote.


Right: Thing 16 - Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis's What Does The Fox Say? goes viral with more than 340 million views on YouTube.


Right: Thing 17 - Ryan Gosling won't eat his cereal Vines created by Scottish film director Ryan McHenry storm the web.

Advertisement. Article continues below

Right: Thing 18 - The internet reacts to the US federal government shutdown with a picture of a child in a bear costume outside a zoo.


Right: Thing 19 - Harlem Shake.


Right: Thing 20 - a hoax iOS 7 ad convinces viewers that it'll make iPads and iPhones waterproof.

Advertisement. Article continues below

Right: 20 Things That Happened on the Internet in 2012 by Niark 1.


Right: 20 Things That Happened on the Internet in 2011 by Peter Jaworowski.


Right: 20 Things That Happened on the Internet in 2010 by mc bess.

Advertisement. Article continues below