Rochester: Aaron Meshon

As a graduate of RIT in Rochester, it brought a smile when I ran across these fun illustrations of downtown Rochester. Made me miss everything there and want to go back and vist immediately!

These were illustrated by Aaron Meshon (who was previously featured) for a Nazarath College magazine.

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Windows of New York

In case you haven’t seen yet, Jose Guizar is a graphic designer living in New York City. He’s started a weekly illustration series called “Windows of New York“.

Love his clean style yet every window gets a high attention to detail. Makes me want to wander around NYC and visit these windows.

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Hand Lettering – BMD Design

Ran across this awesome work from BMD Design in France. If you haven’t seen their work yet, get on it! Very cool hand lettering and strictly black and white design. They’ve worked on everything from designing wine bottle labels to t-shirts to logos.

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What I’ve Been Reading

Lots of news lately surrounding social media platforms (both new and old). Here are some of the articles that I’ve been reading lately. Some you might have seen already and others might be completely new. I’ll try to throw some fun things in there as well!

Amazing iOS6 Maps. It’s no secret that when Apple launched their new operating system that got rid of Google Maps, people were annoyed. It’s the number one reason i have not yet switched over. As someone who uses the transportation button on there frequently, I’m quite annoyed that they would do such a thing. There is quite the amusing tumblr going on that shows all of the “amazing” new features – such as missing bridges, a “roller coaster” Hoover Dam and others.

What You Can Say to Siri. Okay, okay, everyone is hating on iOS6 maps, but they did manage to throw a few good upgrades in there. Including an improved Siri! Here are some of the things that you can now ask.

Myspace. Everyone has to remember Myspace from forever ago. Crazy flashing backgrounds, weird message boards and, of course, Tom. Myspace appears to have a new upgrade coming soon (in November) and I’m definitely interested to see what they’re going to offer. Worth a look!

Facebook publishing private messages. Remember those supposedly “private messages” you sent on Facebook, they might be public now. Apparently some Facebook messages from 2008 and earlier have been mistakenly posted publicly to your timeline – might want to go check your privacy settings.

XKCD map. For a little fun, how about a giant scrolling comic from xkcd. Kept me entertained for a good bit.

USA Today redesign. USA Today launched a redesign (done by F-I). Amazing! Definitely worth looking into. Their interface made me so happy as a UX designer.

What have you been reading lately?