Friends of Globe would like to apologize for the “radio silence” the past two weeks. Not only have we gotten busy with schoolwork, but most recently we’ve been preparing for a very exciting event coming up.

Get ready!

Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print is coming to MICA on Tuesday, March 22 at 6pm in MICA’s Falvey Hall (located in the Brown Center).

To spread the word, the Friends were asked to crank out a Globe-inspired poster. We had just two full days to produce a 120+ edition run. Working late into the evening/morning, and with the help of Mary Mashburn and Kyle Van Horn we were able to pull it all together.

A Globe-clone—the final proof we pulled before starting our print run.

Our process was very similar to how Globe produced posters back in their heyday. We set all of the type, finalized the layout and started a little make-ready. Then we pulled several proofs to make sure everything was looking good before drawing the clouds. We then laid rubylith to trace and cut the clouds out. Two screens were exposed, and we went at it with our squeegees—pulling bright day-glo orange onto white poster stock. After letting the ink dry a bit, we got the press running and letterpressed the type. Voila!

One and a half drying racks were filled with orange clouds

Carolyn “got on press” to get a shot of our haphazard lockup.

We were up late into the early morning to get it all printed, but the final poster made it all worth it. We couldn’t be happier with our Globe lookalike poster.

Be on the lookout for the posters around Baltimore soon.