MICA acquired the wood type, photo cuts and illustration blocks, and other tools of poster-making from the Globe Poster Printing Corp. in the spring of 2011 and is now integrating the collection into the fabric of the college. The Globe Collection and Press at MICA is being used in the classroom, to create new work reflecting the iconic style of Globe, and to further research the history and importance of the “people’s advertising,” from carnival posters to day-glo promotions for R&B greats like James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Ike & Tina Turner.
Unpaid/ Internship/ Summer
Globe studio interns will learn the basics of letterpress and screen printing, or, if already proficient, improve their skills
in these crafts by working on internal and external projects. (Recent Globe projects have included posters for Sanrio for the first-ever Hello Kitty Con and the “Pump Me Up” exhibition at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.) Interns will learn more about the collection by proofing cuts and type to help with archiving those items. Interns will help to keep the letterpress studio and
Globe shop in the 1515 building organized and ready for printing and other projects, and will safeguard the collection and tools in the letterpress studio by monitoring the studio’s use. Interns will work to develop a stronger appreciation for and knowledge of Globe through branding, social media, design projects, and community outreach, both at MICA and in the broader community.