2011, as Told in 18 Items From Steve Jobs' turtleneck to Kate Middleton cash By Matt Cantor, Newser User Posted Dec 4, 2011 12:59 PM CST 2 comments Comments A commemorative coin produced for The Royal Wedding (but check out VF's more artful illustration). (Getty Images) (Newser) – If the BBC can summarize all of history in 100 objects, then Vanity Fair can do a year in 18. The magazine offers a collection of iconic objects—some real, some fictional—as a time capsule of sorts for 2011. Among the highlights: The Hello Kitty cat holding a “No Nukes” sign, to indicate the Japanese earthquake/Fukushima disaster. A pyramid covered in daisies, to mark the Arab Spring. A black turtleneck, to celebrate Steve Jobs. A psychedelic walker, to honor the first baby-boomers turning 65. A mailbox with a rainbow flag, to acknowledge New York as the sixth state to legalize gay marriage. Kate Middleton’s face on a 50-pound note, to commemorate the wedding of the year (decade?). A copy of Thoreau’s Walden with USB ports, to represent the first year e-books outsold regular ones on Amazon. A chalkboard with a sad face, to illustrate the departure of Glenn Beck from Fox News. An iPhone with a hot dog (read: “Weiner”) on the screen. No explanation needed. Click through for the full illustrated list, which includes a pretty intense nod to Casey Anthony.