photo by Globe Collection and Press at MICA

Tour of the Globe Collection and Press at MICA

Meeting Place
1515 W. Mt. Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

Sunday, October 7, 2018 10:00 am


Sunday, October 7, 2018 11:00 am

Tour Information

Quantity Available

30 /tour

Tour Times

  • Guided Tour #1: 10 AM – 11 AM

About the Event

Tour the Globe at the MICA printshop to learn about the history of Globe Poster, get a hands-on look at the collection, and learn how it is being used now.

About the Globe Collection:
Founded in 1929, Globe Poster grew by leaps, bounds and bold swatches of DayGlo color into one of the nation’s largest showcard printing companies. Starting with vaudeville, movies, burlesque and carnival, Globe found its groove in the 1960s with posters for top R&B and rock acts like James Brown, Otis Redding, and Ike and Tina Turner.

When Globe closed in 2011 MICA acquired the collection. Truck loads of wood type, letterpress cuts and other tools of the trade moved from Highlandtown to MICA, establishing it as a source for teaching, research and new work made in the Globe style.