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.
My daughter watched some videos of my buddy @tinybirdpress daughter silkscreening and decided she wanted to try it out. Its coming on my one year anniversary of starting @localsummerco and i wanted a print to commemorate- one being done in my own studio again. My daughter and i setup, mixed ink and printed these together together. She was psyched- i was proud. Shes 6 and starting to understand DIY. To her this was magic...to me, it will always be magic.
2-Color screenprinted poster on French Pop-Tone Orange Fizz cover stock. The print measures 12.5x19 and is a signed and numbered edition of 35. DIY Hand-Printed in our own basement studio in Cherry Hill, NJ in the Spring of 2017.
To the traveler, the tourist, the wayfarer, the backpacker, the globetrotter, the drifter, the passenger and the commuter- this ones for you. We're people. We come and go. We travel great distances everyday to go to work, to school or to go on a journey. While this can be quite isolating, we're never alone. While we can feel lost, we're still moving. We find 'our way' in many different things. Some of us find it in direction, some in a schedule, some in a companion, but, most of us find it in music. Take from this scene what you will, but, dont forget- without sound can this routine and world only feel lonely.
2-Color screenprinted poster on French Speckletone Cream cover stock. The print measures 19x12.5 and is a signed and numbered edition of 50 with a Blue variant edition of only 12. DIY Hand-Printed by our partners at Studiohouse Design in Philadelphia in the Winter of 2017.
When is an address more than just a place? When it is the heart of something big. Trenton, NJ is a very special place. What is usually looked at as just a State Capital with a cool bridge is thriving hive of arts, culture and defiance. That sign on the bridge continues to hold true to this day, "Trenton makes, the world takes." But, today, what the world takes is not steel and wire, but, a cue on how to thrive, how to stand up for your home, and how to celebrate the rich history of your surroundings while always looking forward to the future. 1701 Calhoun Street will always be a memory to a lot of us. It will forever be remembered as City Gardens. It will forever be the soul of Trenton to many, while the heart of Trenton will forever remain the people themselves.
3-Color screenprinted poster on French Kraft-Tone Carbon Copy cover stock. The print measures 12.5x19 and is a signed and numbered edition of 50. DIY Hand-Printed by our partners at Studiohouse Design in Philadelphia in the Winter of 2017.