Ive decided to open back up again for paid freelance projects. I am skilled and experienced in packaging design, poster design, media layout, logo/ identity, business card, postcard, illustration, POP, custom commissioned one-off works and much more. Paid projects only- and the more interesting the better. Get in touch through my website or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Ps- email inquiries only, i cannot respond to DMs or Facebook messages.
I am very excited to announce that @localsummerco will be the featured art for September 2017 in the Gallery at the beautiful Cherry Hill Public Library @chplnj in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. We have been so in love with this place since we moved here and are so thankful and flattered to have been asked to be a part of it. The gallery is located on the downstairs level and is open to all members of the public during business hours of the library itself. The CHPL is located at 1100 Kings Highway North, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. It is less than 20mins from Philadelphia, less than 10 minutes from the NJ Turnpike and 295, 2 mins from Rt 70 Rt 73 Rt 38 and close to most other major roadways. Please let us know if you visit and tag us in any photos!
Join us live at one of our currently scheduled Pop-Up events to say hello, purchase prints and learn about how and why we do what we do! See you there.
In celebration of Local Summer Co.'s 1-Year Anniversary we have two cool things to add to the shop this week. The first is a coupon code you can use to save 20% off of your entire order- type in the code "SPRINGBREAK" in during checkout and watch the savings add up.
The second thing, "Chase This Light With Me," our second print in our series of 11 prints of New Jersey's lighthouses, is 2-Color screenprinted poster on French Durotone Butcher Extra Blue cover stock. The print measures 12.5x19 and is a signed and numbered edition of 50. DIY Hand-Printed by our partners at Birdwatchers Inc. in Philadelphia in the Spring of 2017.
The Absecon Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse located in the north end of Atlantic City, New Jersey, overlooking Absecon Inlet. At 171 feet (52 m) it is the tallest lighthouse in the state of New Jersey and is the third-tallest masonry lighthouse in the United States. Construction began in 1854, with the light first lit on January 15, 1857. The lighthouse was deactivated in 1933 and although the light still shines every night, it is no longer an active navigational aid. The lighthouse is open to public visitation and for a small donation one may climb to the watch room and external gallery. A re-creation of the keepers' quarters was opened in 2002 and serves as a museum and gift shop. The original oil house now contains a Fresnel lens exhibit. Along with school and group tours, the Absecon Lighthouse also offers an overnight program for Scouts, winter arts program for children and a wide variety of special events throughout the year.
It was designed by George Meade and still retains its original first-order fixed Fresnel lens. The lens is made of lead glass and weighs 12,800 pounds (5,800 kg) As the light was fixed (non-flashing), it does not have a landward segment allowing visitors to look up in the lens where the keepers entered it for maintenance.
Jack E. Boucher conceived and oversaw the preservation of the lighthouse in 1964.