MANCHESTER WAVES FLAG CONTEST

Manchester, NH, the city I grew up in (sort of…it’s a long story but my family home has a Manchester mailing address despite actually being located in another town), announced that it would be holding a contest to redesign the city’s flag a few months ago. Naturally, I submitted about 1,000 entries. How cool would it be to say you designed your hometown’s flag!?

Turns out that it paid off, because I received word this week that one (of my 10 billion entries) was selected as a finalist and will be voted on by the people of Manchester in their November election! DO YOU LIVE IN MANCHESTER? YOU BETTER VOTE FOR ME. Just kidding, the other designs are actually pretty great. But consider this: wouldn’t you like to say you know the person who designed the city flag? I thought so.

There are 3 finalists out of 288 total submissions. This one is my entry and you should watch for it on the November ballot:

Finalist in the Competition

It’s got the blue and yellow of the NH state flag and a crown for the city’s nickname (Queen City).

A second submission of mine got an honorable mention:

Honorable Mention

That’s the actual city grid in the background, with another crown (for “Queen City”) that creates an “M” in the middle for Manchester (or Megan!). I probably prefer this one because it’s a little more fun, but I’ll take what I can get!

And, perhaps the most exciting part of all of this, I have now been featured in the local paper: The Union Leader. Read their full story on the contest and don’t forget to VOTE in November!

VENUES IN COLOR

If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably already seen some of the photos and videos from the wedding we attended on Friday. I LOVE all weddings, but I’ll admit I was extra excited for this one because I got to contribute in a really fun way.

Our friends Mary and Mike (the newlyweds!) asked me to create 17 custom illustrations to be used as table cards at the reception. They each feature a different music venue in the Los Angeles area where they’ve seen a show together (what a fun idea, right?). When we started working on them, the only direction they gave me was “think strong lines and fun colors! We’d love for you to be creative.”

This is one of my favorite projects to date – it all came together so effortlessly, and I genuinely enjoyed creating every single piece (thanks Mary and Mike!). Now I get to share it with you! I’ll be posting some more images on Instagram over the next couple weeks under the hashtag #VenuesInColor, follow along @roymeister if you’d like to see!

In addition to just showing you what we put together, I’ve also made every print in this series available as a poster in my brand new Society6 shop. You can see and purchase them all right here.

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And here are a few quick photos I snapped at the wedding!

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Which one is your favorite? Have you ever been to a show at any of these venues? Let me know!

And don’t forget to shop them all, here!