The grassroots campaign to bring Baltimore based Globe Posters wood type collection to Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA).
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.
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