The substantial collection of unique and historic wood type from Globe Poster stands 100,000 pieces strong with an additional 5,000 –10,000 beautiful hand carved wood illustrations and photo cuts. They have spelled out the names of Jimi Hendrix, The Beach Boys, BB King and countless other artists across musical genres from early R&B to hip hop. In addition to the show poster archive, circus, fair, boxing and drag racing cuts/illustrations comprise the collection. The Cicero family that has been involved in Globe since 1935 are now unable to keep the presses running–they are at risk of losing this inspiring collection unless a home is found for it immediately. Our goal is to make a permanent home for this collection at MICA.
This blog will serve as a space for the Friends of Globe to update everyone on the progress being made to bring the Globe collection to MICA, share our experiences, and inform the public on how they can help.