What is a timeline?

A graphic representation of the passage of time as a line.

A chronological arrangement of events in the order of their occurrence.

This educational poster set tells the story of Walkerville Brewery
ESPN The Magazine / 0627 / The Muhammad Ali Issue
Nuclear Timeline
Legend Timeline
Great animation in the New York Times
An inspiring timeline about the sneaker war in The New York Times

The New York Times is a very good source of inspiration for visual design trends. For your inspiration check out the list of stories below:

2021: The Year in Visual Stories and Graphics