The Make America Great Hat vs the Pussyhat; The Women’s March in Washington; Hurricane Harvey hits Texas and Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico; the #MeToo movement; The California’s wildfires and the earthquakes in Mexico; Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” sets auction records sold at $450.3 million while millions of refugees flee their countries; a historic solar eclipse in America; terror attacks in Turkey, the UK, and the US; The Grenfell Tower fire in London; New planets were found by astronomers; Same-sex marriage becomes legal in Australia; A big mix-up at Oscars Best Picture; Adele’s “25” wins the Grammy for the Best Album while her single “Hello” wins Best Song, Best Record, and Best Solo Performance of the Year.; And, the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were some of the news that shook the work in 2017.
Despite the ups and downs out in the world, here at Alfalfa Studio, we continue publishing our blog — our labor of love. In our seventh year, many people contributed and deserve credit for this herculean effort. Sharing inspirational posts every single day is not an easy task!
Like many other groups, we also like to participate in the “end-of-the-year lists.” Today I’m presenting our seven most popular blog posts of 2017. The criteria to make it into the most popular list come from seeing last year’s most viewed pages in our analytics.
I’m very grateful to all the generous people who tirelessly contributed to keep the blog alive. Big thanks to Bianca, Calum, Chuy, Celeste, Chengyu, Dana, José, Julia Celestino, Julia Fish, Michael, Nao, and Tyler.
Before viewing the 2017 most popular, why not share some numbers?
- 129,938 Pageviews
- 81,309 Sessions
- 67,585 Users
- Top 7 countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, and India.
Without further ado, the most popular blog posts of 2017 are…drum roll please!
Published on May 12, 2017, it’s no surprise to see this post in the top seven. Shantell Martin collaborated with ‘who is who’ in pop culture including the lifestyle site Refinery29 and American rapper and songwriter, Kendrick Lamar.
Published on May 31, 2017, this post demonstrates how wrong it is to let the public design. The Mexican International Airport invited people to submit logo designs for the brand new airport. The results? Disastrous!
Published on June 19, 2017, this post announced the launching of Utah fashion designer Erin Robertson. She was the winner of Season 15 of Project Runway.
Published August 20, 2017, this is a post about artist and internet celebrity Polly Nor and her provocative exhibition titled “It’s Called Art Mum, Look It Up.”
Published on November 20, 2017, this post captures everyone’s fascination with maps. Designer Peter Dovak created a project called “Mini Metros” where he simplified 220 maps of transit system from around the world. The results are artistic and beautiful.
Published on May 20, 2017, these charming illustrations for the mattress company Casper have captured audiences around the world. When I first saw them in the subway, the illustrations along with the copy really caught my eye. Bianca introduced us to Tomi Um, the illustrator behind the work.
Published on April 22, 2017, the big winner of the year is a post that takes an inside look at Supreme, one of the hottest indie brands of the day.
Rounding up the top 10, here are some honorable mentions:
See you in 2018!0