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MICA purchases Baltimore Globe Poster collection

It’s finally officially official, the press release went public today. The Maryland Institute College of Art will purchase the majority of Baltimore’s Globe Poster collection, including type, cuts, and their printed archives.

BALTIMORE—Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) announces its intent to acquire approximately 75 percent of the historic Globe Poster Company working collection of wood type, images and illustrations employed for letterpress printing. MICA will use items in the collection as academic and research resources while preserving the legacy of these historic assets. After the acquisition is complete, young artists and designers will have the opportunity to learn first-hand traditional printing practices even as they explore contemporary methods in the digital age.

MICA will make a public announcement on Tuesday, March 22 at 6 p.m. in the Brown Center’s Falvey Hall, 1301 W. Mount Royal Ave. Jim Sherraden of Nashville’s Hatch Show Print will follow with a lecture entitled Preservation Through Production.

Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print will be at MICA on Tuesday, March 22, speaking at Falvey Hall at 6 PM on the topic of Preservation Through Production. The Cicero Brothers of Globe Poster will be there, and you should too!

Congratulations to MICA on an amazing purchase. This will shape your Printmaking, Illustration, and Design programs for many many years to come.

Much more information can be found at City Paper, the Daily Record, Baltimore Sun, Printeresting, and our earlier blabbing here.

Poster above printed by the stupendous Friends of Globe – go say hello, won’t you?