It's the 100th issue of MVP! 🎉
To celebrate, we're doing something a little different by showcasing the 10 most popular articles we've ever included. They span the whole range of things we post, from opinion pieces to useful tools to interesting sites – if you missed a few issues there's some cracking reading here.
We want to make MVP even better so if you've got a spare minute we'd love to hear your feedback – there's an anonymous two-question form here.
Here's to the next 100 issues!
– Rachel, Sam, James, Liz, Joe and Chris (the team at Inktrap)
Pick of The Week
In 10th Place
Issue 72, Brutalist Design is the Bad Influence We All Need
Starting us off easy in 10th place is an article from Imaginary Cloud on Brutalist Design. If you look at most websites today, it seems like everything is a copy, of a copy, of a copy. The author of this article poses that the way to escape from the repetitive blandness is to look to brutalism!
In 9th Place
Issue 29, GitHub - sketchplugins/plugin-directory: An Official Directory of Sketch Plugins
Featured in MVP all the way back in June 2017, you might think this extensive Directory of Sketch Plugins would now be a little outdated, but it turns out it's still being updated! So go check it out and give it some love all over again.
In 8th Place
Issue 15, When Will Apple Wow Us Again?
Back in early 2017, the general opinion on Apple was pretty pessimistic and left people wondering if they would impress us again. Did they manage to do just that with the iPhone X, or are we still waiting to be wowed?
In 7th Place
Issue 31, Thoughts on the Nintendo Switch User Interface
When the Switch first came out opinions were divided on its simplistic UI. And would you know — opinions are still divided! But let's take a step back in time to when the Switch was firs released and take a look at this opinion in favour of the stripped back UI.
In 6th Place
Issue 73, Museum of Websites
Wait, wait, wait... Netflix existed in '99?! And could you even start to remember what Airbnb looked like way back in the dinosaur days of 2008? We certainly couldn't. So let's take a stroll down memory lane and see what some of the best-known websites looked like when they were first born!
In 5th Place
Issue 72, Yes, You Should Delete Facebook
Eesh, it's been a hot topic recently. Facebook — does it have too much control of our lives? If you've said something out loud and moments later had an ad for that exact thing on Facebook then you definitely aren't alone. It's a weird world, so is it time just to get the heck outta there?
In 4th Place
Issue 90, Product Comparisons
A recent MVP but a big hit, that's for sure! The first of two features from Issue 90 is this swanky little product comparisons tool. With recommendations and reviews from others, it almost makes these tough decisions for you.
The Runners Up — In 3rd Place 🤩
Issue 90, Fonts That People Actually Use
And here we are into the medals! Stealing the bronze medal is another feature from Issue 90. This one notes how the best startups steer clear of funky fonts and proves use with a source of all knowledge for the fonts they actually do use (and the best ones to pair them with).
In 2nd Place 👑
Issue 28, The Typographic Details behind Typewolf's Favorite Sites of May 2017
Taking the silver medal is a feature from way back in Issue 28. From the spectacular Typewolf, it's their Favourite Sites of May 2017! These may be slightly less relevant now, but Typewolf still update frequently with their favourites from the last month — go see their September 2018 faves too.
The Winner! — In 1st Place 🏆
Issue 15, Logobook
And now... For the winner (by a long shot) we have your all time favourite post from all issues of MVP! What a rollercoaster it's been. It's clear why this one was the winner — it's an impressive collection of all of the logos, symbols and trademarks you could ever dream of. Go be inspired!
And finally, thank you for reading and celebrating 100 issues of MVP with us!