DESIGN x PRINT x RETAIL
We proudly live and work in Cherry Hill, NEW JERSEY
"We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. we will welcome summer's ghost." -Henry rollins. If you look it up you will not find much. Urban Dictionary says "the last month of summer after tourists leave the jersey shore" which is a good start. Local Summer is as much an ideology as it is a time-frame though. Growing up along the Jersey Shore meant a few very important things to me. First and foremost it meant that before Memorial Day and after Labor day were the best times to surf. It meant that it was the best chance to go to some of our favorite restaurants and places. It meant that the weather was changing, that romance was about to be in the air, that driving could only be done with the windows down and 106.3 WHTG had to be blasting as loud as possible, but, above all, it meant that a certain energy was flowing. Local Summer was about capturing moments. That is exactly what this brand is about. We're not here to capitalize on our state, we're here because we live it, we love it and we know it. While this state, for the 5th year in a row, has the highest percentage of people leaving- our feet and hearts are planted firmly. We are here to celebrate the uniqueness and beauty of this place. We're here to give you a piece of our favorite things to hang on your wall, or help you make your own brand, businesses or band a part of it all.
Our design services include graphic design and illustration for branding, merchandise, event posters, printed materials, 3d rendering, signage & much more for digital, silkscreen, offset, letterpress and many more mediums. we have in-house silkscreen printing, though we do not offer client printing at this time. all of our print designs in the shop are available for wholesale in your store or for licensing to create your own merchandise.
Forgotten BOARDWALK BREWERY, Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market, Bravado/ Harley Davidson, Shear Revival, Art All Night Trenton, The Levoy Theatre, PANIC STATE RECORDS, THE STARLAND BALLROOM, HELL MINDED RECORDS, BETTER FILMS & GARDENS, CALLIN' THE SHOTS PODCAST, LILY SZABO PHOTOGRAPHY, and many more...
this is us
hey! my name is christopher lands. i have 20 years in the design industry and work professionally as a point-of-purchase display designer. local summer co. is my outlet to keep working with friends, bands and small businesses. i’ve lived in new jersey my entire life and enjoy surfing, skating, silkscreen printing, local craft beer, writing and performing music and cats. all the cats. this is not just a one-man show- many times you will see my daughter or wife at live shows with me, helping me print or that all-important job of running to the post office. we started at the shore, but, have made our home in cherry hill, nj. we miss the beach, but, have fallen in love with all that this part Of the state has to offer.