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samcarter
This year's TeX User Group meeting will take place in Rochester (see https://tug.org/tug2020/ for details).

To commemorate this event, this contest asks you to use TeX, LaTeX and friends to produce something related to Rochester. 

Some suggestions:

- typeset the city name in some creative way
- let you inspired by some of the cities nicknames "The Flour City", "The Flower City" and "The World's Image Center"
- Write a text whose paragraphs are shaped like the city skyline 
- a complete map of the marmot burrows below the city drawn in TikZ
- ...

Please add your answer before July 24, 2020
Top Answer
samcarter
A TikZification of a Cubist sculpture outside the Strong Museum in Rochester:

```
\documentclass{standalone}

\usepackage{tikz}

\begin{document}

\begin{tikzpicture}

\fill[orange,rotate around={10:(-0.77, -0.65)} ] (-0.77,-0.65) rectangle ++(0.34,0.34);

\fill[red!20!black] (1.5,0.3) -- (0.8,0.2) -- (1.37,0.45) -- cycle;
\fill[red] (1.37,0.45) -- (0.8,0.2) -- (0.2,0.35) -- (1.22,0.99) -- cycle;
\fill[red!30!lightgray] (1.37,0.45) -- (1.5,0.3) -- (1.5,0.55) -- (1.22,0.99) -- cycle;

\fill[blue,rotate around={19:(-0.57,-0.7)}] (-0.57,-0.7) rectangle ++(1.2,1.2);

\fill[yellow] (-0.15,-0.74) -- (-0.15,0.42) -- (0.8,0.3) -- (0.8,-0.7) -- cycle;
\fill[yellow!70!black] (-0.15,-0.74) -- (-0.15,0.42) -- (-0.28,0.25) -- (-0.28,-0.7) -- cycle;

\fill[green!50!black] (0.37,0.26) -- (1.5,0.3) -- (1.5,-0.85) -- (0.45,-0.7) -- cycle;

\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}
```
![document.png](/image?hash=1126b13dd8435d11a164d354bf49b8dc3ed51723e97436ab5201b3c56e8e043c)


(Photo from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Strong_national_museum_of_play_sculpture_(25751934112).jpg)
Answer #2
marmot
A version of the [flag of Rochester](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rochester,_New_York) that is adjusted to the event.

```
\documentclass[tikz,border=3mm]{standalone}
\usepackage{tikzducks}
\definecolor{RochesterYellow}{RGB}{241,203,48}
\definecolor{RochesterBlue}{RGB}{0,0,250}	
\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}[pics/pft/.style={code={
 \pgfmathsetmacro{\myangle}{acos(4*cos(60)/3)}
 \fill (60:0.2) arc[start angle=60,end angle=-240,radius=0.2]
  arc[start angle=180-\myangle,end angle=360+\myangle,radius=0.15];}}]
  \begin{scope}[xshift=0.5mm]
   \draw[line width=2pt,line join=round] (-1.2,4.9) -- (-1.3,5) --
	(-1.2,5.1) -- (-0.6,5.1) 
	arc[x radius=0.6cm,y radius=0.75cm,start angle=180,end angle=0]
	-- (1.2,5.1) -- (1.3,5) --  (1.2,4.9) -- (1.2,2.7) -- (1,2.5) -- (0.2,2.5)
	-- (0,2.3) -- (-0.2,2.5) -- (-1,2.5) -- (-1.2,2.7) -- cycle;
   \draw[line width=1pt,rounded corners=1mm,red,fill=RochesterYellow] (0,4.5) -- (0.8,4.5) -| (0.7,4) |- (0.3,3)
   -| (0,2.9) |- (-0.3,3) -| (-0.7,4) |- (-0.8,4.5) -- cycle;
   \fill (-0.7cm+0.5pt,3.95) rectangle (0.7cm-0.5pt,3.55);
   \path (-0.35,4.2) pic{pft} (0.35,4.2) pic{pft} (0,3.3) pic{pft};
  \end{scope}
  \fill[RochesterBlue] (-6,0) rectangle (-2,7.2);
  \fill[RochesterYellow] (6,0) rectangle (2,7.2);
  \node[font=\bfseries\sffamily,scale=1.67] at (0,1.6) {ROCHESTER};
  \duck[yshift=4.55cm,xshift=-5mm,body=RochesterYellow,scale=0.5]
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}
```

![Screen Shot 2020-02-08 at 12.27.10 PM.png](/image?hash=e2c0f3b46f4b45fbb8b3368553e766083de6e7888a1e490bc27195d26c429837)

![ani.gif](/image?hash=0242505bb84e54beae1c419b639c92096aa9c937bfd085e5de44bd02e84b1c3e)
TUG2020 @ Rochester
marmot replying to samcarter
I guess they will adopt it one day. ;-)
samcarter
@marmot The enhanced flag looks so much nicer than the original :)
samcarter replying to marmot
Good idea! I might be able to get 2D coordinated from google maps. Maybe the other coordinates can then be reverse engineered. 
marmot
If you have the true coordinates of the cubes, this would make a really cute use case for the perspective library.
samcarter replying to Skillmon
There is still plenty of time :)
Skillmon replying to samcarter
I don't have an idea yet :(
samcarter replying to Skillmon
Thanks :)  Now I have to decide: debugging beamer crash or drawing Rochester images ...
Skillmon
@samcarter launched :)